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Old 01-16-2011, 03:50 PM   #1
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Well, I have bid farewell to my part-time commitment (5 days a month) this week. This was a consulting arrangement for a hospital in Las Vegas regarding a big program similar to what I've done in the past. My work there is done. It was fun but the trips and jet lags were tiresome, and made personal travel more complicated.

Now I have more time to do nothing. I'll be looking for some new gentle medical opportunities whenever, something that has total flexibility of time and level of commitment.

Finally have a chance to set up a couple of weeks of golf lessons. The yard needs some work and we have some travel plans, maybe Jazz Fest in NOLA with some friends.
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:03 PM   #2
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Mmmm, congrats Rich. Just lay back and go with the flow.
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Well, I have bid farewell to my part-time commitment (5 days a month) this week. This was a consulting arrangement for a hospital in Las Vegas regarding a big program similar to what I've done in the past. My work there is done. It was fun but the trips and jet lags were tiresome, and made personal travel more complicated.

Now I have more time to do nothing. I'll be looking for some new gentle medical opportunities whenever, something that has total flexibility of time and level of commitment.

Finally have a chance to set up a couple of weeks of golf lessons. The yard needs some work and we have some travel plans, maybe Jazz Fest in NOLA with some friends.
Congrats Rich! The Jazz Fest in NOLA sounds like fun. Yard work? Not so much

Ever thought of doing some volunteer medical work? As a retired accounting type, I've done a number of volunteer gigs using my experience and education. Mainly helping groups apply for tax exempt status from the IRS and serving as treasurer for a small local charity. I'm sure there are many opportunities for someone with your background.
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You know it's time to call it quits when even five days a month is too much !
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Congratulations. I volunteered for a community organization for nine years, then decided if I was going to work that hard I should get paid for it, so that meant it was time to find a replacement, and I did. Don't be afraid to let yourself enjoy some spare time before you leap into more commitments. You'll know when something speaks to you.
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Funny you should ask. Stopping the LV commitment allows me to work at the free clinic here in Tampa.

It's staffed by medical students overseen by active faculty, and I will be the first retired faculty to work there. Hectic but fun and rewarding. This is an uninsured population with complex needs. Cross-coverage is provided by others.

I am already signed up and waiting for my credentials to go through. I am guessing it will happen about twice a month. Many stories to follow, no doubt.
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Wow, so you have finally stripped off even the fig leaf! Congrats, Rich.
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Nurses always see right through us MDs, Rich!!!
Congratulations! That Las Vegas gig just didn't seem right for you somehow. I have a feeling you will enjoy the clinic more. Just don't overdo it now, and get all caught up in "the cause"......
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Funny you should ask. Stopping the LV commitment allows me to work at the free clinic here in Tampa.

It's staffed by medical students overseen by active faculty, and I will be the first retired faculty to work there. Hectic but fun and rewarding. This is an uninsured population with complex needs. Cross-coverage is provided by others.

I am already signed up and waiting for my credentials to go through. I am guessing it will happen about twice a month. Many stories to follow, no doubt.
This is wonderful. I'll look forward to the many stories that follow Rich.
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Now I have more time to do nothing. I'll be looking for some new gentle medical opportunities whenever, something that has total flexibility of time and level of commitment.
One of my friends took a sabbatical to do locums in Canada's arctic. If you can get a Canadian license, you can learn how the other half 2% live.
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One of my friends took a sabbatical to do locums in Canada's arctic. If you can get a Canadian license, you can learn how the other half 2% live.
I really need to go to Canada sometime. I see so many things to love about this country.

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Congratulations Rich and kudos for your work at the clinic. Enjoy. You deserve it.
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Congratulations and I hope the work at the clinic is rewarding.
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