I was considered a troublemaker while in the hospital, I'm quite sure.<quoted text>
Remember everybody. You have right to challenge a notion. You have right to refuse drugs. Furthermore, you have right to ask about adverse effects without being treated like a troublemaker.
Finally, once you are a physician so many if us define our entire humanity upon that. I am soooooo much more than a former stinking MD. I am an artist, writer, fitness buff, father and simply a good human being. Even though medicine is still a remote past, I know that even 5 years from now it will be a foregone story. Many wasted years and sweat. Premed, MCAT, medical school and dikc-sucking to get those stupid "letters of recommendation". USMLE 1, 2, 3 and specialty boards. "Compliance training", coding courses, stupid stupid stupid teaching obligations where one truly can see how cutthroat it is and how I probably was myself are all things most people will not believe. Most of the work day spent dictating or dumping stuff on specialists and hospitalists.
Yes, I can totally understand you. I guess I'm blessed getting burned out early enough that I can still do something else without feeling bitter about it.
IMHO, the only people who still believe in the healthcare system are people who don't do any clinical work and tell others what and how to do things and the ones who just take the money and pass their pride the same place as their stools go.
To the ones who still believe healthcare is great, I say thanks, because there is and will be plenty jobs around. I guess as long as it creates jobs it doesn't matter what is done.
But it all depends on why you're admitted. If it's surgery, surgeons fix the problem, make sure the incisions are healing well and there's no infection, and then you're discharged.
If it's medical, it can be something very close to a nightmare.