• Question: Although there are many fantastic benefits of being a pediatrician, what are the not so good bits about being one?

    Asked by anon-250008 to SarahC on 19 Mar 2020.
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      Sarah Clarke answered on 19 Mar 2020:

      Good question and not always something people think about! I think compared to lots of other medical jobs we work a lot of anti-social hours all the way through our training. By that I mean we do a lot of work outside the usual 9-5 – so weekends, night shifts and twilight shifts (shifts that are 2pm to midnight for examples). It makes it tricky organising seeing family and friends.