Are doctors able to take vacations?
I want to be a pediatric oncologist but I also want to travel and see the world, is this still possible? Thanks! #medicine #pediatriconcology #doctor #vacation
In a group situation or a hospital, doctors work just like any other person. They request time off and are able to do it as long as the group or hospital has the minimum number of doctors available. Your patients will be covered by another doctor during that time. Emergencies like bereavement or you being sick are tough though as someone may really be waiting to see you only to be told to wait a week due to your personal reasons so it can be stressful but necessary sometimes.