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CIA Psychiatrist = $91K/year

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by PublicHealth, Dec 2, 2005.

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  2. Hurricane

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    Spook psychiatrists? This could pose an ethical dilemma. When your paranoid patients ask if you're really a secret government agent, what do you tell them? :laugh:
     
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    You tell them, "Duh, who do you think is picking up your bill? Now get back to work Mr. President; and, tell Dick Cheney to lose the 'My daughter wears combat boots!' bumper sticker -- I don't care if it is true, it's not nice".
     
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    Did you notice the "minimum" requirements?

    All that for this?

    Work Schedule:Full Time
    Salary:$91,000
     
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    Federal benefits must be REALLY good, but if I can't pay off my loans, I'd be pissed!
     
  7. jolene

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    The $91,000 is base pay based on government pay grade. There is additional incentive pay for physicians in addition to is scarcity pay, specialty pay, boards pay, geographic pay. Big raises in the first few years to encourage staying in (retention pay). Start at about $160,00. Goes up quickly.
     
  8. OldPsychDoc

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    Plus you get to go to tropical locations and practice your interrogat---um , I mean INTERVIEWING techniques!

    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/uclickcomics/20051208/cx_po_uc/po20051208 :p
     
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    I feel as though doing residency in New York City has really allowed me to perfect the lost art of the "stress interview." I've 'cured' more late night psychosis and suicidality originally presenting as the dreaded "If you don't admit me, I'm going to kill myself," the scorned, "I hear voices telling me to jump off a bridge and I think I'm going to do it," and the harrowing, "I cut myself on the wrist/took my entire bottle of pills - I need to be admitted" than I can remember.

    Logic flaws, circular reasoning, and direct non-empathetic challenging are just a few of the techniques you'll learn when you do an urban psychiatry residency!

    Of course, all this in the context of understanding and separating this from the paranoid or thought disordered patient who may be truly experiencing these things.
     
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    That's got to be a typo. :eek:
     
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    Also remember the "lifestyle" benefits of working for the CIA: you're getting a guaranteed paycheck, no office overhead, no staffing issues, no billing issues, no hassle with insurance reimbursement, no heavy clinical caseload, etc.

    Not to mention an interesting insider's perspective on what's going on in the world.
     
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    Yeah, and not only would I not have to beg with some sell-out Dr. Insurance-Company-Shill on a car phone 3 states away for another hospital day for my suicidal patient, but I'd be able to take pictures of his house from a Predator drone, and .... :mad:
     
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    How can ya not love OPD with posts like this - and other posts about borderlines chasing him around, he really exemplifies what we're all aspiring to be :laugh: :love:
     

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