Bone Bulletin


A career in medicine is a journey with many forks in the road as medical students choose specialties, then subspecialties, and finally a practice setting. Particularly with the latter, becoming familiar with the various practice options early on can lead to an easier decision when the time to join the workforce arrives. Additionally, the ability to work in a setting that aligns with one’s career goals may ultimately lead to increased job satisfaction and reduced burnout risk. The following article aims to define various practice settings, including academic, private, community, “privademics” and locum tenens, and explore key considerations orthopaedic surgery trainees should keep in mind when making their final decision.

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