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doctorstu   Australia. May 28 2017 23:33. Posts 362
I decided to quit playing poker when I got into med school and, being surrounded by private school kids, never really brought it up or talked about it to anyone.

Fast forward about 6 years and I'm sitting at junior doc having dinner with other juniors and a few senior EM consultants when one of them asks me what I did before med. For some reason (and a few drinks) I was honest and told them I spent 2 years making a (very sketchy) living off poker. Cue an hour of questions.

Since then I've been cornered by two senior consultants who've asked me about my days playing poker because apparently 'card players would make the best EM docs'. Yesterday I had an informal talk with the director who more or less confirmed if I was to apply for a full time job in the ED next year I'd be a shoe-in.

Fucking poker man, opening doors everywhere.

P.s. LP nostalgia is huge, games look tight now tho, not such easy money these days =(

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Myth: Yeah right, so you can hog all the 11 year olds for yourself? no way dude, Im not educating the fish. 

spets1   Australia. May 29 2017 05:24. Posts 2069

CONGRATS whats ED? whats the pay?

hola 

Fayth    Canada. May 29 2017 17:26. Posts 10048

oh nice so I can become a doctor after poker

Im not sure what to do tomorrow when I see her, should I shake her hand?? -Floofy 

Romm3l   Germany. May 29 2017 17:45. Posts 284

haha nice...
i went for the poker thing proudly on cv and it helped me get a couple interviews for good finance jobs that i otherwise prob wouldn't. surprising opening of doors indeed


blackjacki2   United States. May 29 2017 18:44. Posts 2025


  On May 29 2017 04:24 spets1 wrote:
CONGRATS whats ED? whats the pay?



Emergency department


doctorstu   Australia. May 29 2017 23:30. Posts 362


  On May 29 2017 16:26 Fayth wrote:
oh nice so I can become a doctor after poker



Walk up to the nearest brick wall and smash your head into it a few times. It's pretty much the same thing >.<

Best case of the week
16 year old girl in high-speed MVA following police car chase in which her 43 year old partner was driving. We're doing morning handover.

"How does a 16 year old have a 43 year old partner anyway?"
"oh they met at home"
"???"
"Oh he's also sleeping with her mum"
"..."

Myth: Yeah right, so you can hog all the 11 year olds for yourself? no way dude, Im not educating the fish. 

asdf2000   United States. May 29 2017 23:44. Posts 7464

tbh poker doesn't look bad on my resume either (CS student) when I look for internships. gets people interested.

Grindin so hard, Im smashin pussies left and right. 

Fayth    Canada. May 30 2017 00:04. Posts 10048


  On May 29 2017 22:30 doctorstu wrote:
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Walk up to the nearest brick wall and smash your head into it a few times. It's pretty much the same thing >.<

Best case of the week
16 year old girl in high-speed MVA following police car chase in which her 43 year old partner was driving. We're doing morning handover.

"How does a 16 year old have a 43 year old partner anyway?"
"oh they met at home"
"???"
"Oh he's also sleeping with her mum"
"..."

rofl, sounds awesome, it seems like it would be interesting though because it's pretty much puzzle solving but in the health department, just really don't think I would want to do the kind of hours they do, seems so stressful in the end

Im not sure what to do tomorrow when I see her, should I shake her hand?? -Floofy 

doctorstu   Australia. May 30 2017 00:20. Posts 362


  On May 29 2017 23:04 Fayth wrote:
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rofl, sounds awesome, it seems like it would be interesting though because it's pretty much puzzle solving but in the health department, just really don't think I would want to do the kind of hours they do, seems so stressful in the end



The hours are okay it really depends where you live though. In Aus we only work 90-120 hours a fortnight generally, most shifts are roughly 10-13 hours. In places like Canada/USA you'll work ridiculous like 36 hour on-call shifts and generally make less money than we do until you're at the consultant level.

I like ED because of the case mix but it's 95% crap and 5% interesting stuff. Some days you'll just see one gastro after another or people coming in with minor stuff because they can't get into their family doctor. Other times it's like triage 1 respiratory failure intubate, get those lines in GO GO GO and that stuff is the stuff dreams are made of.

Just to paraphrase what a lot of people say; if you want to do medicine then don't do it, if you want to do medicine and you cannot be happy doing anything else then do medicine.

Myth: Yeah right, so you can hog all the 11 year olds for yourself? no way dude, Im not educating the fish.Last edit: 30/05/2017 00:21

PuertoRican   United States. May 30 2017 18:02. Posts 10570


  On May 29 2017 04:24 spets1 wrote:
CONGRATS whats ED? whats the pay?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erectile_dysfunction

Rekrul is a newb 

doctorstu   Australia. May 31 2017 00:17. Posts 362


  On May 29 2017 04:24 spets1 wrote:
CONGRATS whats ED? whats the pay?



Sorry missed the question. Emergency department. Pay is hard to calculate because the base rate is low (around $40 an hour) but the penalties are stacked on top of each other. I'm guessing I will crack six figures this year but barely; medicine is a very hard way to make a good living. The money is awful for the amount of work until you're a senior consultant and even then time-investment wise it is a lot harder than your average career.

Now locums make bank, and ED locum would make $1500 per shift and could easily work every day if they wanted to.

Myth: Yeah right, so you can hog all the 11 year olds for yourself? no way dude, Im not educating the fish. 

 





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