- Apr 20, 2015
- Resident [Any Field]
Nah, it doesn't infuriate me. I and many of us didn't grow up white collar with soft hands. I still mow my own yard.
Her counterpoint doesn't infuriate me. She does miss the point a little, but generally I agree we're a fortunate bunch in general (all doctors) and most of all, I agree that our burnout and other job satisfaction are at least partially self-imposed in many cases. We shoot for sun and complain that it's too hot.
I've always had the viewpoints expressed in the article, because I've seen my father toil in his trade, without ever being "entitled" about it, as we tend to get.
I agree with the first part of your post, but I'm not sure I understand the latter. Can you please elaborate on the statement "It is almost a joke that MOC has a practice improvement component because nobody wants to hear how a physician thinks things could be made better."If you want to burn out an intelligent, hard working individual put them in a position where they have 100% of the responsibility for what goes on around them and 0% of the authority to change any aspect of it. It is almost a joke that MOC has a practice improvement component because nobody wants to hear how a physician thinks things could be made better.
The only thing that infuriates me about it is that yet again we have cross-specialty and cross-generational quibbling among physicians instead of any sort of unity. It's particularly annoying coming from a specialty that sold its own future to mid-level providers...
It's apples to oranges, but if you do want to compare, their salaries still consistently rank above EM and consistently in the top 1/3 of specialties. So the sky may not have fallen as hard as they'd have you believe. Also, their protests have not kept CRNAs out of ORs. But I get it. Some people do see PAs and NPs as a threat to their careers. Personally I think it's a little overblown. But hey. I'm just one guy on the Internet.Talking about anesthesia, the prototype for giving physician scope of practice to midlevels...