ER Doc Advisor - Financial Planning & Taxes for Emergency Physicians

EP 64: The History of Emergency Medicine: Then Vs. Now

To this day, Emergency Medicine is one of the newest major specialties we have. As a result, we see rapid change happening, especially relative to other specialties. What were things like in the early stages of EM?

In this episode, we’ll take a dive into that history. From wages to hours, to responsibilities and flexibility – we’ll try to answer the question: Were the good old days really better?

Topics Discussed:     
  • Whether ER Doc wages have changed over the years.
  • Why there is such a gap in pay between 47 hours to 50+ hours worked.
  • Why working more hours may actually lower your efficiency.
  • Whether the cost of tuition to become an ER Doc has gone up.
  • Doctors' work hours per week in the 80s compared to now.

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