just wanted to vent about certain stupidities... I have a good friend who is incredibly smart, very hard working, and a paragon of a medical student. She also has a 240 + on her USMLE... She has wanted to go into family medicine since she first applied. My medical school is one of those upper crust, arrogant, stick up their you know what medical schools and they've been trying to woo her into a more competitive specialty just because they think she'll be wasting her intellegence on family medicine. I personally think that internal medicine, family medicine, and emergency medicine should be where the smartest kids are ushered, these areas of medicine need the best doctors and a choice of career in FM, IM, and EM should be respected, and in fact encourged! All respect to the optho and derm but they need to stop stealing the smart ones!