Attending time: That’s just a myth
One of the great myths amongst residents is that once they become attendings, they’ll have so much more free time. I’ll never work this much again, they think. This is the most time-intensive phase of life, and everything after residency is easy in comparison.
Unfortunately, they are usually wrong.
Statistically, working about the same number of hours in residency and as an attending is the norm. In one study, attendings work 59.2 …