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If you were a doctor and lost your license, what would you do?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Hemichordate, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Hemichordate

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  3. 45408

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    I'd look for it for a while.
     
  4. seraph524

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    yeah. Try to remember when you had it last.
    If you frame it it's harder to lose. :D


    As for what you'd do next, it probably depends on the circumstances. If you get thrown out of medicine for something unethical or illegal, that probably closes a ton of other doors as well. So without that critical info nobody can give you much advice.
     
  6. bcat85

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    what seraph said.
     
  7. thoffen

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    I would try to think about where I left it, but unfortunately I lost my mind long before I lost my license.
     
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    A doctor in my home town lost his license due to drug addiction. Very sad.
     
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    A doc in a community I lived in long ago lost his state license because of really, really inappropriate public behavior (bizarre circumstances too identifiable to be specific). He was allowed to work as an MD at a VA hospital, however.
     
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    If I lost it in my state, I'd just go looking around at other states I could work in. I'd probably look for a bit with what options I have left.

    If all doors were closed, then I'd start investing. Real estate probably.
     
  11. Charles English

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    i would hire a private investigator to help me. those things aren't cheap!!
     
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    two chicks at once, man
     
  13. pianola

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    Some people contemplate a future as a physician almost from birth...

    Others contemplate losing their license to practice before getting it (?) :confused::confused::confused:


    I'm all in favor of looking ahead, but...this is just a little much. :laugh:
     
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    I would help sell pills that may or may not make your dong longer.
     
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    I don't understand being licensed in one state and not in another. Its not like lawyers where the laws can change from state to state. The human body is pretty much the same no matter where you are.
     
  16. Shinken

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    :laugh: I love that movie!

    Anyway, if you lose your license all you have to do is call your state medical board and request a replacement.
     
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    There's a fee for that though...
     
  18. BigRedder

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    Fix up gangmembers in the ghetto. Cash only. No questions asked.
     
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    One of our lecturers was an anesthesiologist who got hooked on his own supply.


    He's a psychiatrist now.
     
  20. Virgil

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    lmao. Talk about doctor-patient confidentiality!
     
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    Go back to England
     
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    Sell snow cones in Mexico (or if that fails, professional man *****).
     
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    If I couldn't get it back I'd go somewhere I could practice. Not sure if that means like shady underworld type of stuff or humanitarian work in like Africa. Maybe both.
     
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    Go back to school, take the LSAT, and start training to be a lawyer.
     
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    That hurts my friend, that hurts....
     
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    lol hahaha, i was waiting for a response ;)

    I would actually just fall back on a PhD and do research...as long as there is grant money...
     
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    probably be bitter, because it probably means you did something very unethical or illegal...i would imagine many would turn to alcohol and not end up ever rebounding from that
     
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    I'd go to law school and then I'd become a malpractice lawyer... Sweet Revenge... Just kidding.
    :cool::D
     
  29. the donkey

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    i like this idea
     
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    Okay, but in all seriousness, if you lose your license, is it possibleto get it back without doing medical school all over again?
     
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    Doctors practice on drugs all the time.. they have special confidential rehab programs for them that let them continue to work as physicians even though they've openly told people about it.
     
  32. notdeadyet

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    They can't take away your degree (unless you dishonestly got the degree in the first place). They just take away your license.

    You call yourself Dr. 'til the cows come home. You just can't treat patients. That will probably impact your practice.
     
  33. slick27

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    I agree with this, it would just be a downward spiral till they hit rock bottom. they worked their whole life to get to this point to have it taken away.
     

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