So I’m a CT fellow with a job lined up in 3 months so I kinda straddle both sides of the line. at my institution, there’s enough staff/APPs that they can function with a reduced resident compliment. Some more academic places can’t function without all the residencies. I have friends at other institutions in EM, CC etc. one EM guy (nyc) has had 4 of his co residents test + already. Another at a big unnamed place in Missouri has been required to be available 24/7 with 1 hour notice. Basically drafted into service. I think residents are grossly underpaid at the best of times, but risking your and your families lives for 55k a year seems silly. Obviously we’re devoted to patient care, but at what point is the line drawn? I definitely think residents should get hazard pay. No interest group/media has ever cared about residents, so this will obviously be an internal discussion. Also, I feel bad for all the 3rd year students rising to 4th year. Since most aren’t clinically active, it’ll be interesting to see how they strengthen their CVs by ERAS time. What a weird time.
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