Possible to return after being SAHM for years?

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  • #124469
    justsayingjustsaying
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    Has anyone returned to medicine or successful non clinical career after break of 5 or more years? How did you do it? What options did you look at?

    #124474
    sahmdsahmd
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    Yes…I will send you a private message.

    #124822
    ItohItoh
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    I am wondering the same too..can I ever go back to practise…??

    #124823
    kpzr /9145kpzr/9145
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    I don’t see why not! You have the same training as everyone else. May take a little while to get up to speed but you will be amazed at how much comes back. Go for it! The longest I took off was four months for maternity leave but my first day back was like I never left…

    #124825
    Dr .IDr.I
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    I have the same question and am looking for someone to give advice about re-entering psychiatry after being a stay at home mom.

    #124830
    sahmdsahmd
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    Itoh and Dr.I, I will send you PM’s as well, but it will have to be tomorrow….

    #124833
    Dr .IDr.I
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    Oh, thank you so much.

    #124834
    Dr .IDr.I
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    I even tried at the VA, saying I would work for free for a year if they would re-train/supervise me. The director said OK, but then I could not fulfill the online application requirement of references within the past 4 years – even to volunteer. Also interviewed with a group doing bio-identical hormones, supplements, exercise & nutrition at their outlying clinic where they really needed Dr.’s and they train Dr.’s for 6 weeks and was not offered the position.

    #124835
    Dr .IDr.I
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    The only other thing a friend of mine is doing is cosmetic procedures, but its pricey getting trained, unless you are in a position to buy the equiptment, in which case they train you for free how to use it (lasers, etc.) or you find a clinic desperate for Dr.’s who will train you Like maybe in Alaska – ha!

    #124838
    ItohItoh
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    I know there are reentry program for physician. I know one in Cedars Sinai Hospital and another one in Drexel in Philadelphia.
    I am not sure of the details including the cost. But I think I am heading that way.
    I am also desperately needing to study for my board exam which is coming up again…(10 years pass by so fast)

    #124839
    ItohItoh
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    i see the biggest prob as getting the required reference letters for any hospital priviledges..

    #124844
    rlbobgrlbobg
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    One difficulty I have come up against is getting hospital privileges when having been out of the field for awhile….there is NOTHING in place to “reacquire” skills.

    #124856
    Dr .IDr.I
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    Yes, there is also a re-entry program in Portland, but only for OB-GYN & Peds.

    #124872
    DOnotknowDOnotknow
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    Can you also send me a PM as well? I am in the same boat, though I don’t really want to do clinical med but something more flexible! Thanks.

    #124873
    DOnotknowDOnotknow
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    Could you also send this to me? I need to go back and don’t know how to get started. Boards expired 10 years ago, kept up my licencse. Would prefer non-clinical with flexible hours as I have kids. Thanks so much!

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