Will you still go to med school?

  • Yes

    Votes: 91 92.9%
  • No

    Votes: 7 7.1%

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jgauger

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Everyone is arguing over the impact of this bill. A lot of people are saying that its a bad idea to go into medicine once this passes. Someone brought this up in one of the other threads so there might as well be a poll, are you still going to go to medical school? I will gladly take any of your acceptances. :D
 

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Like I've said this will be at most a mitigated hit. Physicians might get a reduction, but I'm thinking that there's a possibility that we might actually have a increase in Med school spots as well as a decrease in tuition. < Optimistic speculations of course>
 

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I'm going to law school.

I don't want to graduate with debt, matched only by that of the US gov't, and earning $40K/yr. This WILL happen for docs effective tomorrow..:rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

jgauger

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I'm surprised two people have said no...why are you still here?
 

guyski79

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Lolz at the people who answered no. :laugh:

Yeah. Right.
 

jgauger

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For those of you saying no, what are you going to do instead?
 

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I'm going to law school.

I don't want to graduate with debt, matched only by that of the US gov't, and earning $40K/yr. This WILL happen for docs effective tomorrow..:rolleyes::rolleyes:
Sarcasm is hard to detect on the internet. Please tell me this is sarcasm.
 
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I'm kidding about law school, I'm actually going into porn..:D
rofl i actually laughed at that one. its still too early for us as undergrats to tell anything. we should atleast wait for the bill to get bounced around for a bit.
 

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I am NOT going to be a doctor now! I am going to get a job shoveling poo! That would pay me better then what physicians get paid when this garbage is passed!sarcasm smiley doesn't work at my job :(
 
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I haven't been through the whole process, but I'm pretty sure there are tons of things way harder/worse things than orgo, standing between orgo and and MD
 

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jgauger

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Haha. These results are exactly what I expected. I would really like the people who said no to discuss their alternatives. I'm actually guessing that the No's are actually more like probably's.
 
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I think the majority of responses will be "Yes," this is a medical forum.

But, to bring up something not covered by many places, I think more physicians will split their time between their practice and some other side-project. I know I will if the salary forecast is negative (which I sincerely don't think it will be).

It's not that I am greedy, but I would like to be able to afford for my child to get a better start than I did. I don't plan on having her pay her way through school and incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt if she decides to get a doctorate in something.
 

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LOLOLOLOLOLOL at the "no" responders. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Please, switch off the pre-med track now and make some more room for those of us applying next cycle. Woo hoo!! :p
 

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I am. I'm gonna try to steer my career path toward business. It just sucks because I just shadowed all these doctors at a very prominent hospital. I still might apply but I'm going to try to take more business courses. I'm definitely getting a job after I graduate instead of going straight to med school. I'll decide then.
 

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The 'no' people will still apply... and then lie during their interviews about how the really do care about people and truly do want to help them....
 

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dual degree....MD..then an MBA. maybe hospital administration
 
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