1. The Quiz

Welcome to EPM's wellness quiz for September 2008, courtesy of Louise Andrew, MD.
Sure there is life after a career in emergency medicine, but what does it look like? We encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences for the edification of your colleagues. We'll compile this anonymous data and publish it in an upcoming issue of Emergency Physicians Monthly. Thanks for participating!

* 1. How old are you?

* 2. How old is the oldest member of your practice group who is still practicing full time?

* 3. How old is the oldest EP you know who is still practicing EM?

* 4. How long have you practiced emergency medicine?

* 5. How long do you believe you can continue to competently and happily practice EM?

* 6. If you do not have designated night coverage, does your group allow for reduced night shifts or other schedule conciliations after a given age?

* 7. Do you have an “exit strategy” from your career in emergency medicine?

* 8. What alternative medical practices do you believe can be pursued by an "evolving" emergency physician?

* 9. What other employment opportunities can you think of for a
"recovering" emergency physician?