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Any doctors out there
Old 3rd April 2017
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Any doctors out there

Hey dear Gearslutzers
I wanted to ask whether there are any doctors (medicine) out there in the audio world. I'm in the fith year of meds school in switzerland. About two years ago a friend and I started our audio-company. Studio, LiveEvent, Renting. He's engaged 100% as a producer recording engineer and musician. For me this results in about 20-40% of mixing engineering. Which is ideal during the studies.
Now I wonder if anyone can give me some advice on career planning and experience during residency.
Best Regards
Lukas
Old 3rd April 2017
  #2
Hi lbumae,

I'm not a doctor but did complete a 30 year career in medical field while in the military. I absolutely loved every minute of it. Taking care of patients and seeing the results of your practice is the most rewarding thing that I ever did.

I practiced medicine as the level of a licensed paramedic - physician's assistant so I don't really don't have any advice that I could offer. I did however want to applaud the path you've chosen.

Best wishes on your future practice!
Old 5th April 2017
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Hi lbumae,

I'm not a doctor but did complete a 30 year career in medical field while in the military. I absolutely loved every minute of it. Taking care of patients and seeing the results of your practice is the most rewarding thing that I ever did.

I practiced medicine as the level of a licensed paramedic - physician's assistant so I don't really don't have any advice that I could offer. I did however want to applaud the path you've chosen.

Best wishes on your future practice!
That`s really cool.
Old 6th April 2017
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Hi lbumae,

I'm not a doctor but did complete a 30 year career in medical field while in the military. I absolutely loved every minute of it. Taking care of patients and seeing the results of your practice is the most rewarding thing that I ever did.

I practiced medicine as the level of a licensed paramedic - physician's assistant so I don't really don't have any advice that I could offer. I did however want to applaud the path you've chosen.

Best wishes on your future practice!
Hei Synth Guru
Thanks alot for your kind reply! How did you manage to combine the audio world with the hard job of a paramedic? Caus you know I'm quite concerned that I won't have any time for mixing and recording stuff as soon as I start with residency...
Old 7th April 2017
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Hei Synth Guru
Thanks alot for your kind reply! How did you manage to combine the audio world with the hard job of a paramedic? Caus you know I'm quite concerned that I won't have any time for mixing and recording stuff as soon as I start with residency...
I'm now retired so I have a lot of spare time. When I was on active duty I didn't have too much time except on the weekends.

On a positive note, the medical career can be quite rewarding for the wallet.
Old 7th April 2017
  #6
nice one! =)
well that's true. and I'm shure I'll love the job. I just kinda fear to miss "the train" when not having enough time to invest in our studio..
Old 8th April 2017
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hello ibumae
I am an oncologist/hematologist/ hiv specialist in germany, 53 years old, 17 years in hospital, 11 years in my own privat, outpatient department.
to become a medical doctor is a very demanding, time consuming road but as time goes by you will get better in what you are doing
and the job will be very satisfying.
time for the music will be very rare and precious, very often you will be too tired to go to the studio, at least that has been my experience.
on the other hand, you will be able to buy some nice hardware , becauseyou will have enough money....
so be prepared, that , working as a medical doctor, time for making music will be very limited....
I have to plan timeslots over the year, say 1 - 2 weeks, where I reserve the time only for recording sessions...., but these moments are rare and have to be planned.
then, maybe 1 evening /week in the studio

regards
best wishes
papabodo
Old 18th April 2017
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Originally Posted by Synth Guru View Post
Hi lbumae,

I'm not a doctor but did complete a 30 year career in medical field while in the military. I absolutely loved every minute of it. Taking care of patients and seeing the results of your practice is the most rewarding thing that I ever did.

I practiced medicine as the level of a licensed paramedic - physician's assistant so I don't really don't have any advice that I could offer. I did however want to applaud the path you've chosen.

Best wishes on your future practice!
Thank you for your service!

I work VI/Multimedia AV contract on an AF base in the daytime. I'm around the military 40 a week. Great people and greatly underpaid.

I can't imagine doing audio and being in the med field together. I would think that is draining.
Old 18th April 2017
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Thank you for your service!

I work VI/Multimedia AV contract on an AF base in the daytime. I'm around the military 40 a week. Great people and greatly underpaid.

I can't imagine doing audio and being in the med field together. I would think that is draining.
Thanks mate.

I'm retired now so I have more time to play with gear and music.

If you try to do it with a full career on your hands, it's quite tough to keep things balanced.

I do miss the extra money though.
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