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check this another Podiatry Forum! Whats happening? Plzz check for god sake.plzz repy

Discussion in 'Pre-Podiatry Students' started by cool_vkb, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. cool_vkb

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    Hey Guys,

    i checked this forum today, "The PODIATRY FORUM"
    http://www.network54.com/Forum/23927/ (this is the main forum)
    .actually it was a link that i found our while browsing CSPM (cali) website in their Student Work section. its an independent forum like SDN. But man u guys shud check it out.

    Iam attaching the link of that forum. plzzz take a look at some of the posts. They show podiatry is sinking and is dying. these are the most depressing posts i ever saw. they are hurting prospective students sentiments.I never ever read any posts like these before.

    they are showing that i have to live in a ghetto or a poor neighborhood after i graduate since i wont be making a single penny and have to file bankruptcy to pay loans. man i just dont know.

    PLZZZZZZZZ GUYS, all you good people give me some encouragemnt and say waht ever these have written is a bunch of lies and nothing more.

    this is one post i read there, below u can see responses from other plz do click on them to read that, ok!

    http://www.network54.com/Forum/2392...ood+profession-

    Another post,
    http://www.network54.com/Forum/2392...799/Truth+Hurts

    another one,
    http://www.network54.com/Forum/2392...profession+-%28

    another one,
    http://www.network54.com/Forum/2392...ective+students

    Man i can go on posting so many threads from that website.

    I love podiatry and i wanna get in, but is the financial situation really that bad. In this forum i see a different story and there i see a different story and many of those who post their are DPMs.
     
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  3. capo

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    1st of all you need to collect yourself and calm down. You sound like a madman in a cage. Over and over again it's been stated on here that many, many opinions and situations can and DO occur in ALL medical fields. There are disgruntled docs and employees all over. This should come as no surprise.

    2ndly, many people writing negatively about pods are old school -- like many moons ago. Others are simply whiny cry-babies. Don't listen to propaganda on the internet. Call or shadow newer graduate pods to get clear a perspective on the profession. No, it's not for everyone but neither is psychiatry but docs still do it. So my point is, take a chill pill and relax and hear it from the horses mouth what you're entering into. But not from some who-knows-what kind of person, posting random ramblings on a message board. Above all -- relax, or you won't be steady enough to even clip your patient's toenails.
     
  4. jonwill

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    If any of that was true, don't you think you'd be hearing about it from somewhere besides some random website?
     
  5. cool_vkb

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    hey man!

    Iam sorry for my behavior. But u know for a prospective student to read all those depressing posts. man that was so dipressing.they just went going on writing whatever they thought. so i was like wth. thanks for replying.
     
  6. Psychology 101

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    Cool_vkb,
    You will find a small handfull of baby so-called podiatrist out there who will say that podiatrist are not really NEEDED and that they do not serve a real purpose to the medical profession.
    The truth is, the NBA didn't NEED Micheal Jordan.The NBA made crazy money even before he came on the scene. However,he became such a valuable asset to his profession because he realized that making it to the NBA was only half the battle. The other half meant working his ass off to be the very best he could be;gaining his respect through hard work. Likewise with the medical field!!! I dont care what degree you earn...Money,Success and Respect isn't going to fall out of the sky the moment you earn it. It takes alot of hard work and hustle.
    There are some podiatrist out there who really aren't NEEDED,(particulary,the ones who cry and moan), but should the REAL podiatrist get discouraged and stop showing up to work every day because of it. I think not! You have to realize that in life period, there will always be people who don't wanna do the work but want the credit.
     
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    Another thing...learn to read between the lines and ask yourself this. If I was a doctor who really wanted to be successful, would I really have time to sit around and post a bunch of ''woe is me'' threads? Or... would I be out there trying to make a good name for myself by working hard i.e starting a practice, going to nursing homes, networking with successful people ect..
    Clearly these are pitiful individuals who need someone to accompany thier misery. Don't give them that satifaction. :thumbdown:
     
  8. cool_vkb

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    Thank you very much, this helps a lot.
     
  9. Cheetos

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    Must have been a full moon last nite :laugh:
     
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    Just remember to chill out. Every profession has its disgruntled workers. Can't let everyone of them get the best of you otherwise every job would be depressing. Work is work and it has its ups and downs. Like everyone has said, in the end, its the amount of work and effort that you put into your job that makes it rewarding. If you don't put effort into your work, then of course everyday is going to be sh*tty and long. Also the location of your practice helps too. Don't let those depressed, suicidal PODs out there cast doubt on yourself. It's still one of the best fields out there and like every healthfield, the amt of ppl entering will only increase.
     
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    Yes, it must have been! You must agree the post sounded like it was written by an escapee from a mental institution, right? I came upon it as the ONLY person on this forum late last night and read it 3 times, before I believed he was NOT a complete madman and WAS serious! :laugh: It was hilarious and absolutely too funny, to sit alone and read this utter stark-raving lunacy.
     
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    No one's concerned with your actions perse, but it's not good to become unglued over what ANYONE says about ANYTHING! Remain cool, calm and composed no matter what you hear. Professions tend to have their naysayers, no matter what you get into. Don't let these few ruin, an otherwise potentially bright future in a wonderful field.
     
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    Look at it this way. Everybody has their definition of success. Family? time off? Money? Little work? Making other people well? having a reputation? Having a few initials after your name? Getting a nobel prize? Developing a drug? What is it TO YOU? You need to search for the career which best suits your definition of success. If somebody wants to be rich then medicine isnt the route to take. i know people with zero education who makes buckoo bucks and people who making next to nothing who are just fat, dumb and happy! The point is, success comes at the individual level. You can become successful at any career by taking it seriously and doing well. These things come easier if you love what you are doing.
     
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    I had a discussion about this with a surgically trained podiatrist.

    If you look at the history of the profession, there was a time where graduates from podiatric schools were not able to get into residencies due to the limited amount of them available, needless to say you could imagine the competition involved in getting a 2 year residency. A lot of podiatrist ended up without a residency or got into a non-surgical residency, where it was hard to make ends meet. You could imagine how angry these docs were and these may be the ones who fuel the negative opinions. The truth is that the profession had moved a lot in the recent years such as standardizing 2 and 3 year residencies and better didactics and training while the old docs may be left behind.
     

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