- Jun 10, 2005
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I agree that money isn't everything but it would be difficult to give up so much time, miss out on things with the kids, not be able to afford things I can now, etc if I wasn't going to make more and have a better lifestyle after additional training. I could conceiveably become a rural fp doc with huge responsibility doing c-sections and following my own inpts, etc and make 20k/yr less than I make now and spend 1 million dollars to do so.....not acceptable.....now if education were free and someone would pay all my bills while in school I would go tomorrrow for the added job satisfaction but no one has offered to foot that 1 million dollar bill for me yet......
I don't have kids, so that's not a factor for me. But for others that's up to them.
I can definitely see where you're coming from on the FP front. My mother is a rural FP that used to do OB until she and the hospital were losing money year after year and her malpractice was insane. Now the hospital's OB unit is gone, she stopped delivering, and the closest OB unit for a person living in her town is about 45 minutes to an hour away. Lots of women in her town schedule C-sections for that reason. She also lives in Southern Illinois and is 2 counties removed from Madison County - the OB lawsuit capital of the world .