I'm tentatively interested in EM and have been browsing this forum for a while. It seems that one of the complaints folks in the field have is dealing with drug seekers/crazy people/low-functioning people. My own interest in medicine stems primarily from liking the science and wanting to treat real, tangible medical problems related to human physiology. I am definitely not into psychology or social work and have little interest in trying to talk obese people into dieting or smokers into quitting and stuff like that. With that said, I'm curious if the residents and attendings here could share what fraction of your patients & time is spent dealing with real medical issues and what fraction is devoted to drug seekers and crazies. Sorry for the rather impolite way of describing the patients but I just wanted to get my point across in the fewest words possible lol.