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									          Being a

Pediatric Surgeon
 The Pros and Cons of a Strenuous
       but Rewarding Career


           By Jane Doe
What is a Surgeon?

         Name: Joe Surgeon MD.
         Schooling:
           4 years undergrad – Pre Med
           4 years Medical School
           1 year Internship
           5 year Residency


         Earnings:
                annual rate
           …And Before That?
Name: Jane Resident; MD

Schooling:
  4 years Undergrad Pre-Med

  4 years Med School

  1 year Internship

Earnings:
  $42,669.00 Annual Salary
What About Pediatric Surgeons
        Specifically?
               Name: Ima Pediatric Surgeon MD
               Schooling:
                  4 year Undergrad
                  4 year Med School
                  1 year Internship
                  4 year Residency
                  2 year Pediatric Fellowship
                  (exam following)
                  Pediatric Certification (renewed
                  every 10 Years)
               Earnings:


               $132,953.00 - $161,331.00
           Score So Far:
Pros:             Cons:
• Salary          • 15 + Years of
                    Schooling
What does a Surgeon Do?
 A Pediatric Surgeon?

Surgeon: A physician whom specializes in surgery, or treatment
   by operative procedures.
•   Orthopedic (skeletal)
•   Cardiac (heart/blood systems)
•   Optometry (eyes)
•   Oncology (cancers)
•   Gastro-Intestinal (intestines)

Pediatric Surgeon: A surgeon specializing in the treatment of youth
and youth ailments, injuries, and trauma


• neonatal, prenatal, trauma, pediatric oncology
8:00 am – 9:00 am
                  Average Day
Visiting hospitalized patients while instructing medical students about diagnoses
and treatments.
Check NICU, remain available for neonatal emergencies.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Performing surgery in the operating room. Diagnosing and removal of pediatric
tumors.
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Meeting over lunch.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Working in my office, seeing patients.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Attending a meeting.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Visiting hospitalized patients again, monitoring their progress. Consulting with
parents expecting surgical pregnancies.
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Reading to prepare for a meeting or presentation.
8:00 pm – 8:00 am
On call for neonatal emergencies, surgical pregnancies, etc.
The 4 W’s of Pediatric Surgeons:
• What: Surgeons specializing in pediatric care
• Who:
  – Any Gender or Nationality
  – Having Completed 15 + years of post high-school
    Schooling
  – Consequently at least 33 years of age
 • Where: University Hospitals, Urban Hospitals, Pediatric
 Hospitals
 • Why: Interested in hands on science, mathematics,
 treating children, personable contact with patients,
 immediate results characteristic with surgical treatment.
  Who? How does someone become
       a Pediatric Surgeon?

                                               4 year Medical School
CHS (high school)     4 Year College (major
                      pre-medical)             (Example: Columbia
Science Courses 4
                                               School for Physicians and
Math Courses 4                                 Surgeons)
Health Courses 2




1 Year Internship                             Pass Exam
                    Pediatric Fellowship 1
5 Year Residency    year                      You are now a Pediatric
                                              Surgeon!
           Education cont..
Total Cost of Education (projected attendance at NYU
Undergrad and Columbia School of Physicians and
Surgeons)
              $390,569.00
    Where? Where do Pediatric
        Surgeons Work?
• University Hospitals: OHSU (Portland, OR)
• Pediatric Hospitals: Doernbecher
  Children’s Hospitals
• Large Urban Hospitals: Providence
  Medical Centers, Providence Salmon
  Creek
 Where? (ctd.) Where are Pediatric
       Surgeons Needed?

• Washington: ’06-’12 %3.81 increase

• 14,000 + surgeons in Washington (15th
  most populated state in the USA)
   Why? What Makes a Pediatric
     Surgeon Love their Job?
• Holland Code: IRS
• Investigative – Scientific, Solve Problems,
  Interpret Problems, Diagnose, Changing
  Information
• Realistic – Working with tools, objects,
  hands on
• Social – Provide resources for people,
  enjoy working with children
             Related Careers
•   Pediatrician
•   Surgeon (different field)
•   Obstetrician
•   Neonatal Nurse
•   Lab Technician
 Lets Recap the Pros and Cons
Pros:                     Cons:
• Salary ($40,000         • 15 + years of
  starting, $160,000        schooling
  average)                • High Education Costs
• Vacations
• Interesting Schedule
• Social Environment
• Ability to Specialize
• In Demand
                 Plus…
$390,569.00 = Cost of Schooling

$130,00.00 = Annual Take-Home (after
  taxation from average)

Setting aside $20,000.00 a year, it would
 take 20 (approx.) years to pay off
 schooling. Living on $110,000.00 a year.

								
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