Originally Posted by Horchow
you sound extremely silly and naive. anyone who says money does not factor into their decision to enter into medicine and even more so their specialization is lying - period. for many in medicine, it is the major factor along with the prestige associated with being a doctor. why do you think they try so hard to make sure that people have compassion, a desire to serve the undeserved and humility? it definitely isn't because medicine is overflowing with these types of individuals. people get in, get their degree and then do something to make money to pay down their debt in a reasonable amount of time and live the type of lifestyle the average person couldn't afford to live. plain and simple.
people do unbelievable things "just for a job" every day. it is called making life decisions. where is a disdain smiley when i need one?
Cool story bro.
Maybe you missed the part where I said "Point being, you're an idiot if you're going into medicine for the money. I want to make bank, just like everyone else. How much money I make will be a huge deal in my future decisions."
Pardon my naiveté, but I still think that being a doctor is more than a job. I'm sorry you disagree.