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(LA Times)   U.S. faces the difficult problem of finding 52,000 additional people who are smart enough to get through medical school and dumb enough to think that working with family medicine will be a fun and rewarding career   (latimes.com) divider line 5
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2012-11-15 04:29:45 PM
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MorePeasPlease: karmaceutical: Maybe... just maybe... medical professionals should be in the profession because they genuinely want to heal, and not let the "half as much as a specialist" drive their decision.

Some hobbies are too expensive to try to make careers out of.


You're right.

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2012-11-15 01:00:00 PM
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natazha: I expect LPNs (licensed practical nurse) will fill many of the slots currently filled by GPs.


Except the hospitals have already tried to go that route (my wife was looking in to it). Some states don't recognize them as qualified to write prescriptions so they have to run everything by a doctor anyway. They also get the joy of working the same grueling pace and hours of a real doctor for just about the same (or in some cases less!) then they were making as a floor nurse.

Three of the four LPN's she talked to said they wouldn't recommend it as a career path right now.
2012-11-15 11:03:54 AM
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HERE THEY ARE!!!!

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2012-11-15 11:02:08 AM
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I don't know, sounds like a pretty sweet gig to me:

- Triple book appointments all day, show up 25 minutes late to each one of them after the nurses have done all the actual diagnostic work
- Listen to the person gripe about whatever for 5 minutes
- Tell them that viruses just have to run their course, they should go home, sleep, and drink plenty of fluids
- If they look at you funny, realize they were complaining about a pulled muscle instead of the flu, write them a script for Loratab
- 3:30 already? Quitting time!
2012-11-15 11:00:51 AM
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karmaceutical: Maybe... just maybe... medical professionals should be in the profession because they genuinely want to heal, and not let the "half as much as a specialist" drive their decision.


If only we could genetically engineer altruism into a portion of the population.
 
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