This is great!
I’m a first-year doctor in Australia. I’m giving half my income to charity this year: (https://henryach.com/workathon). Over here I’m on track to make about 95,000-100,000 AUD (~56,000-62,000 EUR) before tax for a year of ~50 hour weeks. Not quite as much as your job in Switzerland but then this is a first year internship wage and residency wages are slightly higher.
Have you considered locum work? I don’t know if there’s much of this in Switzerland but it’s big in Australia as so much of the country is rural and it’s hard to entice doctors out there other than by paying them huge amounts for short stints. Hourly rates as a locum are usually double or more the usual rate. I work with a lot of UK doctors currently doing this.
Hey Henry, thanks for sharing and your ambitious donation goal!
I haven’t looked into locum work yet, as I won’t be working as a doctor in the long term but figured it would make sense to write down my experience here anyway for others.
My intuition is that I would need a lot more experience for locum work and that especially anesthesiology is very well-suited for it, because you can adapt to new patients and environments more quickly. In the (urban) clinics where I work, I never met someone on locum work. We do have one experienced resident who is employed as 0,5 FTE and does 7 night shifts in psychiatry every month.
What I have heard of is radiologists with a US-license who are paid to live in Australia and work US night shifts remotely. I found that quite intriguing.