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.
Hey Markus, thanks, and thanks for asking, I made a mistake there and I’m glad you and another friend who is coincidentally also named Markus pointed it out.
Yes, it’s supposed to be the amount one could (conservatively estimated) donate within the first year of residency in Switzerland.
I made the mistake of adding up the “difference in donations” and the “monthly remaining” with the Swiss income (2,364.57 * 12 + 15217.25 = 43592.09). That doesn’t make sense.
I have now corrected it to 2,364.57 * 12 + 4,834.25 = 33209.09 in annual donations.
I thought about menstrual pain as a topic for EA-related biomedical research as there are so many people with a uterus who cannot go to work or feel less capable due to cramps and overall low state of well-being. It also seems neglected—after a quick search I could find only one scientific journal dedicated to publishing research on PMS, menstrual pain and period blood itself (by the name periodical, no joke). What do you think?