Downvote. Answered August 14, 2018 - Staff Pharmacist (Former Employee) - Laredo, TX. Asked March 4, 2017. With an average of 2-3 days on call. Many break that limit and keep quiet about it. Upvote. Twelve hours per day. When you are considering a career as a surgeon, your first few questions should not be how many days do I work and how many … They may not be punished for not working more than the directed hours. Elliott says: "My difficulty is not getting surgeons to work – but making them stop." 7 answers. In terms of out-of-hours, on my rota, in every 8 weeks a full-time trainee would do 7 long day shifts (8am-9pm), including a weekend, and 7 nights (8pm-9am) including a weekend - both usually split into blocks of 2, 3 or 4 long shifts. Some young, aspiring doctors will soon be doing just that. Answered December 21, 2017 - Coding/Billing Specialist (Former Employee) - Overland Park, KS. Answer (1 of 4): Plastic surgery is a specialty which uses a number of surgical and nonsurgical techniques to change the appearance of a person's body. I noticed the average general surgeon works 58.8 hours a week or so, while some even work 65+. I suggest you see if you can talk to a surgeon where you live and possibly follow her around for a day to see what she does. By about 7:30 a.m., I start my rounds, which takes about three hours. A plastic surgeon normally works for around 10 hours a day but it varies from situation to situation and also on the position/rank of the surgeon. Plastic surgeon Andrew Yelland became fascinated by medicine after dissecting a rat as a schoolboy. While on call, a physician may need to address a patient’s concerns over the phone or make an emergency visit to a hospital or nursing home. Report. I hope you don’t mind the following advice. I work 8-9 hours. If you cannot console yourself to this, get out of the profession." Physicians and surgeons may travel between their offices and hospitals to care for their patients. Many physicians and surgeons work long, irregular, and overnight hours. ... "I probably do a 10-hour day 5 days a week." This is what gets me up every morning so I can be here ready to start my day by six o’clock. "A doctor must work 18 hours a day and seven days a week. Others lie. On average, how many hours do you work a day at Doctors Hospital? I was curious about how flexible the … Have you ever worked 24 hours straight? 11 hours continuous rest per day; one day off each week, or two days off each fortnight; 20 minutes of continuous rest every 6 hours; However, junior doctors may choose to work more than 48 hours a week, or opt out of the EWTD entirely by signing a waiver with the employer. When we get to work, we always do a morning checkout where we go through all the patients from the night before to make sure we know what’s going on with each of them. 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