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Do you regret that you didn't go to Med School?

Single payer would also attract doctors who actually care about healthcare, as opposed to people who just want to make bank.  

Malee wrote:

Single payer would also attract doctors who actually care about healthcare, as opposed to people who just want to make bank.  

this will creat scarcity of specialist. I can care leas if doctor wants to be doctor or they are in for the money as long as they are honest, dedicated and highly skilled

Doctors working for NIH in UK or Canada are still rich, so as long as medicine remains a certain path to upper class, there won’t be shortages.  If there are then we can import doctors, like we do today.  You should reconsider your criteria, if someone is in any business just for the money, you are unlikely to get honesty and dedication.  Buffet always says that what he looks for in candidates is brains, drive and integrity, because if you find someone with brains and drive but no integrity…he will bankrupt you.

When I was doing this route, I wanted to be a plastic surgeon so I could try to make as much money as possible.

We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, 'Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.' And I’ll say, 'No, it isn’t!' We have to keep winning!

im conflicted. plastic surgeons make people more beautiful. but if it is not natural. imagine marrying a very beautiful woman then having very ugly offspring. it would be outrageous

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

Nerdyblop wrote:

im conflicted. plastic surgeons make people more beautiful. but if it is not natural. imagine marrying a very beautiful woman then having very ugly offspring. it would be outrageous

holup, this was discussed here. Wasnt there a case in China like that

I’m sure it happens, but apparently, the case that went “viral” was a hoax and ruined the life of the model in the picture. 

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- Everyone

Yep, was fake news (probably CNN)

We’re gonna win so much, you may even get tired of winning. And you’ll say, 'Please, please. It’s too much winning. We can’t take it anymore. Mr. President, it’s too much.' And I’ll say, 'No, it isn’t!' We have to keep winning!

Yeah, but I think I will go in my 60s. I’m very interested in the field, mainly psychiatry. 

Going to 4 years of med school and 4 years residency just doesn’t work for me right now, but hopefully by the time I’m a bit older, I will have some passive investments that I can somewhat step away from or step away from active management in a company to go to an email based communication in med school and residency if needed. I can’t really do that now. I would just like to have a private practice in my 70s and older for psychiatry in which I only take on a few clients, but will be able to practice for probably 30 years as I think I will live to be very old. This is a keen interest for me for the latter portion of my life. 

"A theory that you can't explain to a bartender is probably no damn good."
- Ernest Rutherford

Somewhat off/on topic re US health care: I’m Canadian and there’s no shortage of people touting our “free health care”… I’ll leave out the criminal tax rates we pay for this free service, maybe for another time.

A friend of mine has been wait listed for over a year to fix his ACL. His work sent him to Houston for a few months and while he was there completely blew out his knee. Luckily the company had insurance in place for him. He told me he literally met a surgeon and had an MRI done the same day. Surgery the next morning and home a few hours later. This simply doesn’t happen in Canada. You wold basically need to be bleeding out on the table for that kind of service. He now swears by the US system and I don’t blame him.

Anyways, no I don’t regret not going into medicine in the least. Now what was I talking about?

Yea I like psychology too. But I end up diagnosing everyone I know. Anyways I hear crazy chicks are vulnerable and are best in bed. So there’s that upside

interesting take on Canada care. Medicare is the same way from what I hear.

I love my cheese. I got to have my cheddar.

My sister is a doctor, and she was very idealistic growing up, but now she has so much debt she just wants to stay in New York, Boston, Chicago and maximize her earnings to get out of debt.  It’s a tough life.  My cousin is a doctor in Sydney, same age, but he’s been working for years and has no debt.  In Australia, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong… if you want to be a doctor you start at 18 with your undergraduate studies.  That makes so much more sense.