Do Doctors Get Snow Days?

Do Doctors Get Snow Days?

Dear Director

During a blizzard last year I couldn’t get in for a shift. What should I do if it happens again?

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AQ Blizzard rmDear Director: During a blizzard last year I couldn’t get in for a shift and I caught a lot of grief from my medical director about it. What’s my responsibility and what should I do if it happens again?

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