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(Washington Post)   The latest degree that is quickly becoming a bad value: MD   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 17
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11907 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Feb 2013 at 2:24 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-02-15 02:32:51 PM  
4 votes:

pho75: As someone who is married to a doctor who will complete residency this year I can confirm that this article is full of shiat. Early retirment here I come.


Living in Baltimore doesn't make you an MD.
2013-02-15 02:34:29 PM  
3 votes:

TheOther: pho75: As someone who is married to a doctor who will complete residency this year I can confirm that this article is full of shiat. Early retirment here I come.

Living in Baltimore doesn't make you an MD.


But living in Tulsa makes you OK.
2013-02-16 11:04:13 AM  
1 votes:
 

Snarfangel: pho75: TheOther: Living in Baltimore doesn't make you an MD.

That's a bit creepy, or a very lucky guess.

He may have seen it in your profile, but Occam's razor suggests he is a stalker.


Occam's razor suggests the good doctor did not marry hir for hir brains.

/ 'Maryland' was my first thought after 'bad value: MD'.
//now I want soup
///gratuitous third slashies
2013-02-15 11:54:17 PM  
1 votes:

pho75: As someone who is married to a doctor who will complete residency this year I can confirm that this article is full of shiat. Early retirment Early divorce and replacement by at least a decade younger trophy spouse, here I come.


I'm sorry but someone had to say it...
2013-02-15 06:40:21 PM  
1 votes:
I took a hard look at going to medical school; even to taking the MCATs.  That was when the talk of cutting down on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements was really starting.  I saw the huge decline in physician quality of life that would impose, and decided the juice just wasn't worth the squeeze.

So I went to pharmacy school instead.  Finishing up my PGY-2 in oncology this summer.

(And now I'm sitting at my desk at 7pm on a Friday night, writing some voriconazole pharmacokinetics and dosing notes.  Whoo.  Hoo.)
2013-02-15 04:57:05 PM  
1 votes:

CWeinerWV: Nearly every resident I've spoken with agrees that the bottom 5-10% of their graduating class (the ones who failed courses and had to retake them or made it through by one lucky answer) are not physicians they would visit if they were sick


Q: What to you call person who graduated at the bottom of his med school class ?

A: Doctor
2013-02-15 04:43:16 PM  
1 votes:

YEREVAN: FTFA: Who else, after all, can show up at dinner and claim to have spent her day saving lives?

Police, Fire, EMS, Nurses...

/ Dragonslayers?
/ Nanobots?
/ Guinness brewers?


Dermatologists.

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/hot
2013-02-15 03:06:11 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah, me and my MFA are laughing all the way to the bank...eventually...
2013-02-15 02:48:10 PM  
1 votes:

tricycleracer: UseUrHeadFred: * The best and brightest people are the ones who become physicians.

Our best and brightest go into finance.  Has been that way for 30 years.


Yes, and just look at the results.
2013-02-15 02:46:42 PM  
1 votes:

Tommy Moo: Bad for med students, good for us. This is hitting literally every field. Why shouldn't they share in the suffering? The single largest reason health care costs so much in this country is because of the outlandish salaries of doctors. Let's dump a glut of competent doctors on the market until the invisible hand finally does its job and lowers salaries down to the point where people will actually have to weight the costs vs. benefits of entering the field of medicine. Currently it's a no brainer: if you can get into med school, you go, because you are 100% guaranteed a life of Corvettes and naked underwear models.


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2013-02-15 02:44:38 PM  
1 votes:
Because who the fark needs DOCTORS when nobody can afford one, right?
Bwah-HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

/Idiots.
2013-02-15 02:39:53 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA: Who is to blame for the gap between medical school graduates and residency slots? As with many things these days, it's largely Congress.

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2013-02-15 02:39:17 PM  
1 votes:
* The best and brightest people are the ones who become physicians.
* We require rigorous, self-financed training that requires years of self financing follwed by years of indentured servitude with the prospect of perpetually longer than average workweeks.
* America must continue to strive to pay as little for our healthcare as possible.

Pick two.
2013-02-15 02:37:30 PM  
1 votes:

Master Sphincter: Kejlina: Why yes, I'd love to spend the next ten years of my life living in a bachelor apartment with a steady diet of ramen and red bull and go six figures into debt in order to someday have a good job.

Just kidding. I did seriously consider the medical school route but I grew up poor and want a higher standard of living *now*, so I got a 3-year advanced diploma in medical lab science and work in Canada as a technologist for decent pay.

I did wish to be a doctor, but for those of us who are footing the education bills ourselves with our families unable to help at all? It's daunting.

Anyways: I console myself this way. In the lab, body fluids arrive in test tubes and jars. Anywhere else in healthcare, and those same fluids are liable to be flying out of a patient and splattering the wall/floor/shoes, etc. So, at least things are a little more tidy and predictable in my department.

And I already have a nice place and will be debt-free in ten years, so there's that. :)

So you aimed low. It's okay, that way you won't fail.


The world needs white-blood-cell counters too, son.
2013-02-15 02:33:56 PM  
1 votes:
Pfft... they should have thought about that before going after a useless degree.

Pepper spray them, beat them and lock them up with the rest of the OWS neo-hippie scum.
2013-02-15 02:33:13 PM  
1 votes:
Why yes, I'd love to spend the next ten years of my life living in a bachelor apartment with a steady diet of ramen and red bull and go six figures into debt in order to someday have a good job.

Just kidding. I did seriously consider the medical school route but I grew up poor and want a higher standard of living *now*, so I got a 3-year advanced diploma in medical lab science and work in Canada as a technologist for decent pay.

I did wish to be a doctor, but for those of us who are footing the education bills ourselves with our families unable to help at all? It's daunting.

Anyways: I console myself this way. In the lab, body fluids arrive in test tubes and jars. Anywhere else in healthcare, and those same fluids are liable to be flying out of a patient and splattering the wall/floor/shoes, etc. So, at least things are a little more tidy and predictable in my department.

And I already have a nice place and will be debt-free in ten years, so there's that. :)
2013-02-15 02:28:02 PM  
1 votes:
FTFA: Who else, after all, can show up at dinner and claim to have spent her day saving lives?

Police, Fire, EMS, Nurses...

/ Dragonslayers?
/ Nanobots?
/ Guinness brewers?
 
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