Okay. I'm an Emergency Medicine hopeful in the medical class of 2011 who has been using his free-time to research the field as best as he can. I've volunteered, shadowed, talked to techs, paramedics, etc. But I've also invested copious amounts of time (weep) reading ER blogs. Most of what I have read has been very encouraging, but I read the negative stuff too, like the way I'll still read negative movie reviews for a movie I really want to see. Any specialty has its downs, but one site in particular made me depressed to the point of popping Prozac (not literally, but almost). This nut right here has a gigantic website devoted to EM. I've spent a lot of time on it and have to say it has shaken not only my prospective specialty plans (EM) but also my medicine plans period. I made the deeply personal decision to go into medicine awhile back and hold to that (plus there is absolutely nothing else I see myself even remotely doing). But I'm not sure how to interpret this guy. Something seems strangely unsettling about him, but at the same time shockingly truthful. I don't know. One burnt-out doc shouldn't be enough to slow one down, but anecdotal evidence and research is important to one when considering what he/she'll do for the rest of his/her life. Increasing governmental regulation, endless law-suits, dangerous patients, decreasing compensation, night-shifts that ruin your circadian rhythm to hell? I've heard of these negatives before, but not like this guy puts it. Maybe he's just out to sell his books? Edit: After getting a good night's rest, I read this guy's stuff and it suddenly seems dripping with self-conceited sell-out material. Yuck. What's he trying to prove?