hmm, hope that thread title gets some attention I've been going to med school interviews. Actually, I'm probably finished with them. In any case, at my last interview I was asked, as I often am, what field I may want to go into. I usually say that I'm not at all sure as I've never actually experienced most fields, but that at this point I am considering emergency medicine. On Friday, for the second time in 2 weeks, I was told that emergency physicians are prostituting themselves. The reasons were similar both times: emergency medicine flies in the face of what good medicine should be, including a real doctor-patient relationship, preventive care, a focus on total health and wellbeing, etc. Aside from the fact that that definition of medicine seems extremely idealistic, I suppose I have a few questions. First, do y'all often face that attitude from other physicians? And if so, how do you respond? Lastly, do you feel that any of that characterization is correct? The interviewer on Friday ended his little tirade (that's really what it was, in a way) by saying that of course even in a perfect world we would need doctors dealing with emergencies, but he didn't seem to feel that was enough justification for going into the field I wasn't quite sure what to say after that. I just said that he was the second person to say these things to me in the the space of a short time, and I appreciated this perspective and would think about it as I went through my clinical training.