I saw that too. My previous full time position was about 1500 clinical
hours per year, plus 8 hours required academic time per week. Faculty doing
research had less clinical hours. No vacation or conference time was
awarded, so shifts were moved around to make time for these. If we worked a
holiday we were told that we could miss our academic hours that week. I
felt the work/life balance leaned far too close to work.
My current full time position has about 150 less clinical hours per year.
So far it is definitely a better work/life balance. Vacation works the
same. Holiday hours are paid time and a half. Overall salary and benefits
are essentially equivalent.
The biggest consideration for an individual is how much time do they want
to spend at work. Some docs love giving 32 hours a week clinical and an
additional 20 hours/week doing research, teaching and admin. For some it
burns them out.
On Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 7:17 AM, Mick Work <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I am curious as I saw this in a recent pem job advertisement.
> “Exceptional work life balance with defined clinical hours - 1,544
> I don’t fall into this category but: for those who feel they have achieved
> exceptional work life balance what number of clinical hours do you work?
> Mick Connors
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