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ou_jay

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I would like to see what the survey actually said. It asked if they would leave medicine if they had an alternative. The correct answer should have been 100% "no" because the survey was sent to practicing physicians. These people have the intelligence, people skills, time management skills, ambition, and drive required to graduate medical school and complete a residency. Therefore, they have many other options available to them, but they don't want to take them. They want to remain a physician. Therefore this survey is bunk.

Also, I realize they may have several hundred thousand dollars in student loan debt. However, there are plenty of jobs that give you enough income to pay those debts. It may be a bit more difficult, but it is doable.
 

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Medicine is very respected profession. Thousands of people apply to medical school each year, as is the case for dentistry. Now, I can understand why half of primary care or family practice physicians may be unhappy, and the reason is that they are not allowed to practice medicine in many cases.

I had a professor in undergrad who now teaches a business psychology course who was once a family physician. She told me that she was not allowed to perform many procedures that she knew how to do, she had to have a specialist do most of it. Studying for years only to not be able to perform what you have been trained to do would make anybody unhappy.

Medicine overall is a flourishing profession, because it is so critical to the quality of life of people. I wouldn't judge the entire field based on the plight of one subspecialty.
 

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Medicine is very respected profession. Thousands of people apply to medical school each year, as is the case for dentistry. Now, I can understand why half of primary care or family practice physicians may be unhappy, and the reason is that they are not allowed to practice medicine in many cases.

I had a professor in undergrad who now teaches a business psychology course who was once a family physician. She told me that she was not allowed to perform many procedures that she knew how to do, she had to have a specialist do most of it. Studying for years only to not be able to perform what you have been trained to do would make anybody unhappy.

Medicine overall is a flourishing profession, because it is so critical to the quality of life of people. I wouldn't judge the entire field based on the plight of one subspecialty.

They are simiply the contracters of medicine, same with internists.
 

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I had a professor in undergrad who now teaches a business psychology course who was once a family physician. She told me that she was not allowed to perform many procedures that she knew how to do, she had to have a specialist do most of it. Studying for years only to not be able to perform what you have been trained to do would make anybody unhappy.

I know of one insurance plan ( name undisclosed ) that will not reimburse general dentists anything for doing scaling and root planing. And we're talking about routine nonsurgical sc/rp.

Hopefully this is an isolated occurrence and isn't a trend.
 
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