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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by NUgirl, Mar 25, 2002.

  1. NUgirl

    NUgirl Senior Member
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    Hi, I was wondering, if you get the following question at an interview, how would you answer it? THANKS!

    QUESTION: What do you think are the problems in current health care?
     
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  3. Wahoo

    Wahoo Senior Member
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by NUgirl:
    <strong>QUESTION: What do you think are the problems in current health care?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">That people who devote their undergraduate years to getting into medical school are unaware of the current problems in health care.

    But seriously, start reading the newspaper or working in a clinic so that you can develop your own thoughts on this issue, because every individual's perception of the problems in health care will differ. It could be the number of uninsured, the emphasis on cost under managed care, the racial disparity in access to and quality of care, the skyrocketing expenditures on pharmaceuticals, etc. It just depends on your own opinions and values.
     
  4. Diogenes

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by NUgirl:
    <strong>Hi, I was wondering, if you get the following question at an interview, how would you answer it? THANKS!

    QUESTION: What do you think are the problems in current health care?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">In the smart-ass vein begun by Wahoo..

    I'd respond that too many people expect other people to do their work for them.
     
  5. Hero

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    How do u respond when they...

    Ask you where else u've applied?

    I just tell them the truth but it was annoying how EVERY single one of the faculties that interviewed me asked this question(and wrote down the answer)
     
  6. Mystique

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    Nugirl,

    Here's a website that you can use to read up on current health care issues. I hope it helps. :)

    <a href="http://publicagenda.org/" target="_blank">Current Health Care Issues</a>
     
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    I'm going to answer your question with a question of my own: Is health care a right or a privilege?

    Before you answer that, you might want to see "John Q."
     
  8. NUgirl

    NUgirl Senior Member
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    To those of you who answered helpfully, thanks! i appreciate it. To those who didn't...I already have my own ideas about current healthcare issues, I just wanted to know what everyone else thought too, or if I was missing something. It bothers me when some people can be so obnoxious.
     
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    Aphrodite,

    Thank you so much for the website!!! It was extremely helpful and exactly what i was looking for. Good luck to you!
     
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    Have you tried either <a href="http://www.bioethics.net" target="_blank">www.bioethics.net</a> or the <a href="http://eduserv.hscer.washington.edu/bioethics/topics/index.html" target="_blank">University of Washington Bioethics</a> website.
     
  11. Diogenes

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by NUgirl:
    <strong>To those of you who answered helpfully, thanks! i appreciate it. To those who didn't...I already have my own ideas about current healthcare issues, I just wanted to know what everyone else thought too, or if I was missing something. It bothers me when some people can be so obnoxious.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Oh please, like everyone needs to be totally serious all the time...

    Here's my two cents on healthcare issues:
    One of the biggest questions facing us is "Who has access?" Access and cost are intimately tied together. As the overall cost of health care rises, those not protected by government mandates find themselves out in the cold. Physicians and businessmen need to work together to contain cost in order to make health care coverage more universal. And the government can step in too, though the government has a funny way of screwing things up. At the same time, efforst to control spending can hamper a physicians effort to give their patient the best care available. It's all about finding the balance, which we haven't done yet.
     
  12. Michelys

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    LOL...you tell em NUgirl...LOL...hmm, anyway, I just like read this book called "Let's Talk" by two doctors, one a former Surgeon General. It had two opposing views to this question and also to questions on abortion, euthanasia, and HIV/AIDS. Hope it can help you on your interviews too. Good luck <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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    Thanks! Good luck to everyone too!
     

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