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Thank you for that confirmation.
I used to think all doctors walked just a little below water.
After listening to them dictate for 14 years, I'm convinced half of them can't even get through the door to see a patient because their heads are too big or can't find the door. Some of them struggle to form a coherent sentence.
Also, having been in a hospital a few times, I'm even more convinced the medical profession as a whole is running on apathy and inefficiency.
Sitting in an emergeny room a few years ago for a very long time with only five or six other patients waiting along with me, I assumed the medical staff in the OR were either swamped or understaffed.
When I was finally called back in, there was a covey of nurses standing in a little group like they were having a coffee clutch and the place looked like a ghost town.
By the time a nurse came in to see me, I was so infuriated, I said nevermind, ya'll are much too busy. And left.
But not before I stopped and pointed to the group of nurses to my husband who knew I wasn't pointing in admiration.
The stories I could tell would take up too much time...but let's just say I've become quite jaded toward the medical profession with only few exceptions.
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.