If you guys had 50 mill in the bank, would you go to med school?

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Gleevec

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Yeah I would, it would just be named after me.
 

Sharky

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If I had that much money, I would buy an MD degree. I would throw in a little extra if they included the PhD with it.
 

docmemi

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yes, i still would. but ide be more chill.
 

crazy250

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yes, i would because i want help people. :p no matter how rich you still need a job. Bill gates has much more than this and he still works.
 

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i'd still go to med school, but i'd suuuuuure set my own hours post-residency
 

chitown

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i would take a couple years off. Buy a sports team (Bears), Marry a supermodel , travel the world, then go back to medschool if the mood should strike me.
 

JohnHolmes

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Yes, I would.

My life's goal is to prescribe medical marijuana for the many teenagers hopelessly afflicted with glaucoma.

CCW
 

Mr. Rosewater

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Originally posted by chitown
i would take a couple years off. Buy a sports team (Bears), Marry a supermodel , travel the world, then go back to medschool if the mood should strike me.

both sports teams, and supermodels cost more than 50 mill.
 

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No doubt! There are so many children with cancer I hope to help. I can use the money for research! :)
 

Big Papa

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That depends, if you catch the bears on a good year, then you are right, but if you catch them on a bad year, you are wrong.

GO BEARS!:clap:
 
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docmemi

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Originally posted by DrJ2B
No doubt! There are so many children with cancer I hope to help. I can use the money for research! :)

now that is a committment...use the money for your research. good for you if youre serious!
 

kash_711

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PARTYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
 

docmemi

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here is another question someone once asked me...

would you still be a dr if you lived in a poor country where drs are paid very little but respected a lot (i think thats true in the philliapenes).

all i could say back to her is that im not doing this for the money, that there are many other ways, like real estate, to make big bucks in if i wanted. and anyway if i lived elsewhere my entire life story and passions would be very different to begin with so her question is impossible to answer.

she answered back to me, no, i dont think you would be!

...pissed me off. what would you say to her?
 

Gleevec

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Oh yeah, I would also buy an NFL and NBA franchise to boot.

Though Id have to invest the money first and make a huge return.
 

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Yes, but I would work for free somewhere that really needed me. Maybe even go abroad to my country of origin and work there for free... That would be a dream come true.
 

Jeffy

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I would have busted my ass off too much at this point to not go to med school. i'd feel like such a bum if i didn't have a job. besides, medicine is more of a 'career' than a job anyway. i'd get pleasure from pursuing my career.
 

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Originally posted by crazy250
yes, i would because i want help people. :p no matter how rich you still need a job. Bill gates has much more than this and he still works.

And he's an incredible philanthropist!

I would most likely go to medical school anyway...but I'd probably put myself through flight school first!
 

RAwe

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I would certainly go to med school, you can still pursue a passion while being rich, physical things alone can't fulfill you for long. The good thing is that I won't have to worry about the loans and where I would find the capital to start my own practice.
 

exgatr

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Originally posted by RAwe
I would certainly go to med school, you can still pursue a passion while being rich, physical things alone can't fulfill you for long. The good thing is that I won't have to worry about the loans and where I would find the capital to start my own practice.

I second that. I would use the money to buy a nice house and car for med school though.
 

exmike

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id go, and then i wouldnt feel any pangs about becoming a FP.
 

dtreese

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I wouldn't be taking out $150k in frikkin loans, but yeah.
 

emily69

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My Dad always said to me: Find something you would do even if you had all the money in the world because that is what we call a "career" - anything else is just a "job".

My silent response: I guess that's why they call them blowJ*bs, not blowcareers... But in all seriousness, though, I give them credit for steering me in the general direction of fulfillment by letting me know that early on in my life! Go Dad!
 
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