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Is there anything good about Internal Med???

Discussion in 'Clinical Rotations' started by Aloha Kid, Nov 27, 2001.

  1. Aloha Kid

    Aloha Kid Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2001
    What's the deal? All the docs and residents I've met so far only have negative things to say about Internal medicine. The pay stinks, the hours are horrible, blah blah blah. COME ON, it can't be that bad can it? I mean, you're still saving lives aren't you? I want to hear your opinion.
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  3. Sandpaper

    Sandpaper Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    Yup, uh-huh, saving lives. You just keep on thinking that. :)
  4. rad2b

    rad2b Junior Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    Saving lives? More like prolonging misery. :p
  5. ckent

    ckent Banned Banned

    Jul 31, 2000
    Most of the internal med docs I've met have been residents and like internal medicine because you have a lot of sub-specialty choices after your residency, some with a lot of procedures, others with little procedure. They also enjoy knowing enough medicine having completed an internal medicine residency to be a competent physician to friends that asks them questions/ emergency situations/ family members. When your out in private practice, I've heard that all the subspecialists (surgical and medicine specialties) treat you very nicely because they depend on you for referals.
  6. crazibonz

    crazibonz New Member

    Nov 6, 2001
    i have been in internal medicine for the last six years ...the best : u can join different careers afterwards ...the worst : man its ssoooo frustrating
    but hey just imagine this is a long tunnel and at the end there is light ....unless u get out the other side and there is a blizzard ...then u r one unlucky bas***...its perfect for the undecided-i-will-do-anything-kinda person ...
  7. Amadeus

    Amadeus Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    IM patient's issues are heaped so high that most times you feel like you do more administrative duties than actual medicine. The medical progress is often slow and much if not most of the medical management is done by the specialists. It would be convenient if more IM specialties didn't require a full general IM residency.
  8. Sheerstress

    Sheerstress Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    Personally I have nothing but respect for IM practitioners. The hours can be long and the knowledge base is staggering (often it seems there's no beginning and no end). In the end, though, if you enjoy doing it, there's no reason why you can't be happy in it.

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