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A look at hospitalist vacation time

August 2009

It turns out that hospitalists are a very adventurous crew. According to results of an informal Today’s Hospitalist poll, hospitalists this year have enjoyed cruises in Tahiti, weeks in Maui, winter trips to the Caribbean, chateaux in Provence, and ski trips and Disney cruises. Others are looking forward to visits this summer to Venice, Barcelona, and Northern Italy, Outer Banks beach houses, and Broadway outings in New York, as well as religious pilgrimages and African missions. Here’s a look at what about 20 hospitalists had to say about the vacation time they receive and what restrictions “if any “are placed on their ability to take time off.

PARTICIPANTS:
Tamara Doehner, MD, Methodist Hospital; Aaron Gottesman, MD, Staten Island University Hospital; Jose Gude, MD, Swedish Medical Center; Tarun Kapoor, MD, Virtua Memorial Hospital; John Krisa, MD, HMP of Albany County; Rebecca Y. Mumpower, MD, Carilion Clinic; Vikas I. Parekh, MD, University of Michigan Health System; O’Neil J. Pyke, MD, Wyoming Valley Hospitalist Group; Julia Ragland, MD, Newton Wellesley Hospital; Pedro Ramos, MD, University of California, San Diego; Neena Reddy, MD, UPMC Presbyterian Hospital; Frank Romero Jr., MD, Springfield Inpatient Physicians; James Rooks, St. John Medical Center; Dennis Schneider, MD, Colorado Springs Health Partners PC; Stephen Shaw, MD, Community Hospitalists; Sofia Teferi, MD, Bon Secours Health System; Patrick Torcson, MD, St. Tammany Hospital; Amanda Wilson, MD, Mercy Internal Medicine Service