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Remind me--WHY DO WE WANT TO DO THIS!!?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Chadleez1, Oct 31, 2001.

  1. Chadleez1

    Chadleez1 Senior Member
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    Okay, just a little stressed out and I had to vent. I know this is what I want, but sometimes I get to thinking how nice it would be to just that business degree....work for a couple of years and go get an MBA! Anyway, I'm better now. Thanks for listening
     
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  3. Cobragirl

    Cobragirl Hoohaa helper ;)
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    LOL...wait til you're actually IN medical school! Then you'll realize that you're actually PAYING to be tortured! :D
     
  4. gooloogooloo

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    Because we can take a full month of vacation every year and travel all over the world.

    Because when we speak, nurses and PA and tech. and every one else will listen to us with great respect and think we are the kings and believe in us and know that we have come all the way to this point with sheded blood.

    Because we can dine in fancy restaurant every single meal, get 10 hours sleep every day and waken up not by beeper, but the joyful singing of birds, and the sweet kiss of our love ones, and the goo-goo sound from the old clock we bought from our last family Saturday morning garage-sale trip.

    Because we will own a Benz Jeep, a Jaguar S-tyle, a BMW 740i and a Ferrari though we can only drive one car at once.

    Because we will look good wherever we go, carefree, and those college drop-out folks from HMO providers, insurance companies, will listen to our commands humbly with the complete obidience and a GREAT FEAR.

    Because all the rotation and intern and residency will give you so much fun and hell an rewarding experience. Not mention all the great friends you made in the hosp., ie mother brought her daughtor into trauma level ER for urgent psychiatry tx cause her daughtor age 13 refuses to go to school.

    At the end, people will think we are saint-like greatnesses and we will love all the difference we have made along the journey.

    You got it? Are you motivated? Ready to work your butt off for these?

    Green!
     
  5. TiBore

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    Those are some good motivations (extreme sarcasm) :confused:
     
  6. gooloogooloo

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    TiBore,

    I know. It's green, isn't it?
     
  7. gooloogooloo

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    you knew that i was being sarcastic right?
     
  8. Trek

    Trek Grand Uranium Member
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    My mantra: cars...women....cars....women... (repeat). Kept me sane. --Trek
     
  9. lamyers

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    You were joking? Is it too late to change my major? After all, I was really looking forward to looking GREAT and instilling FEAR!!!
     
  10. Monkey5555

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    I was just looking to improve my golf game...who said anything about medicine?
     
  11. praying4MD

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    Here's your reminder. Pasted from another thread:

    A Physician's Eyes

    A physician's eyes are nothing like the sun;
    When on call, he is always on the run.
    If surgeons get the dough, why is peds undercompensated?
    This hole of arrogance has been created.
    I have seen private practice get the money,
    While those on relief missions get a salary that's crummy.

    Yet those doctors will complain,
    Of loans and mortgages not yet paid;
    While they treat the dying,
    The families around them crying.
    The HMOs tie the hands of doctors,
    and they are left sighing.

    Maybe in law, there is more delight,
    Of course, you run the risk of battling might.
    I have seen roses red and white,
    But no such roses see I in my patient's cheeks.
    In many perfumes is there more delight
    Than in the stench of anatomy lab that greets us day and night.
    I grant I never saw a goddess go;
    When I walk on rounds, I feel like my feet are about to blow.

    When we are able to shudder with fear at the sight of white coats,
    Or are left in confusion at the sound of foreign medical terminology,
    When we, too, can fathom our patients' agony,
    Only then can we be the great doctors we want to be.

    So while HMOs cheat us,
    While we grow old paying our loans,
    And come home to neglected husbands and wives than groan,
    And barely see our kids, only talk on phones,
    We still run back to this profession.

    Despite not seeing the wife,
    And going through all this strife,
    We treasure that feeling of improving someone's quality of life.
    We still love the comforting touch of our hand on a patient's,
    We revel in the smiles of sick children,
    And of science's mystery of cures.

    And yet, by heaven, I think this medicine as rare
    As all things I just I belied with false compare.
    ---

    What a stress reliever. Man, that was deep! Very corny, but deep, no? I think I get extra points for the cheese factor.

    Thank you Shakespeare (adapted from "My Mistress' Eyes.)

    This is so much fun! I think I will just leave all this to become a writer... And when none of my books sell, I'll be back to bother AMCAS some more. :D
     
  12. Ceelo

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    I'm in it for the chicks. :D :D
     
  13. Epi

    Epi Fuzzy Tiger
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    I like wearing the scrubs. They are so comfy. :D
     

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