12-08-2009, 03:13 AM #1
how long will doctors have the target of 48 hours per week?
I have just seen the news about the hours of a doctor becoming 48 hours per week instead of 56/58 and am wondering if it will still be 48 hours per week in 10 years?
The reason why it concerns me, is that I have been sure I want to be a doctor for 2 years and have thought of 60 hours a week as being OK before... but i'm not sure if its the mood that im in at the moment, but I feel like 60 hours a week is ridiculous and am unsure if id be willing to do it.
I feel 48 hours a week is no problem and I know I really want to be a doctor, but would hate to have to have no life outside of work with the 60 hours per week if it came back by the time I become a doctor. I know you could question how much I want to be a doctor if I seem unwilling to do the amount of hours, but its best I have my doubts now before I am in the middle of my medicine degree.
Maybe could somebody who has experienced doing 60 hours per week let me know if it is as bad as it seems?
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