by Layne Bracy » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:59 am
by Sierra Ledge Rat » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:27 pm
Z-Man wrote:I've got a question for physicians who have made a choice to follow a path that allows them more time for climbing. Do you ever see yourselves changing your career trajectory in the future to include more work and less play?
by Z-Man » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:12 am
by ExcitableBoy » Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:50 pm
Layne Bracy wrote:
Not sure if you've heard of John Roper, but he's a Washington family doc. You'd be hard-pressed to find someone with a career who has spent more time in the mountains! See his website:
by Z-Man » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:17 pm
by cp0915 » Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:39 pm
peladoboton wrote:when i went to med school, for the first year i did nothing but study. by the beginning of my second year i was so burned out i could not see straight (and almost flunked neuroanatomy). one day i looked out the window from the library at the university of utah med school, saw the mountains, put down my books, and went for the most liberating run into the hills of my life. from that day on, every afternoon at 4:30 i gave myself 15-20 minutes to get as high into the hills as i could from the library. within a month i could gain 1000 feet of elevation, i had dropped 15 pounds (a change in the diet also was implemented, might i add), and i was happy again. nothing insane, just 30-45 minutes of trail running, sometimes in slacks, sometimes in scrubs, sometimes in jeans.
oh yeah, i got the best grades i had gotten thus far and started studying like mad for step 1.
not everybody's story, but it sure made a difference for me.
by Apex » Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:22 am
by Sierra Ledge Rat » Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:50 am
Apex wrote:I apologize for bringing up this thread again, but I am in need of some opinions. I am currently a senior in high school, and am thinking about entering into medical school. I love climbing, skiing, pretty much anything to do with the outdoors. School has changed quite a bit in the past years... but I was curious as to how you all (med student or physician) manage to balance your mountaineering/climbing life with medicine.
I like the idea of medicine, some of you have already stated that it can give alot of free time, depending on what path you choose, and how you work. I also like the fact that it pays well (with that pay, I could afford to climb a 8000er every year, not saying that I will, but its appealing )
However, that being said, I also do not really want to spend 12 years in school, and then be in debt after that.
Sorry if this sounds like a rant. I'm basically just looking for an opinion of how you manage your work/life balance now, and how you managed that when you were a med-student.
by Layne Bracy » Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:50 pm
Apex wrote:However, that being said, I also do not really want to spend 12 years in school ...
Apex wrote: and then be in debt after that.
by kiwiw » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:42 pm
Layne Bracy wrote:
As an example, a doc in my clinic, who earns the same salary as the rest of us, is also getting $35K/yr knocked off his debt from the govt.
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