I'm currently a pre-med and have just started learning more about the medical profession and how physicians get paid. It's very discouraging to see the disconnect between providing proper care to patients and receiving adequate reimbursement for your services, with basically health insurers dictating the practice of medicine. The more I read about the tug-o-war between physicians and health insurers the more discouraged I get about the medical profession and the time and money investment I am facing. At the end of school and residency I'd like to think the sacrifices I have made will be compensated well and were worth my effort, yet it seems the healthcare system continues to get worse for physicians. Are any of you current med students feeling down about all this insurance stuff and declining reimbursements to the point you have contemplated leaving medicine or wish you hadn't chosen this profession?