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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    If they do, I strongly suggest they give up the 8 week summer vacation.
    Shows you know little about the profession.

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Shows you know little about the profession.
    Both my parents were teachers, and yes, they had lengthy summer vacations. My mom taught summer school for extra money a few summers though.

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    At which point an intelligent government would start to cover more of the costs of medical school, allowing for more potential people to enter the proffession

    I wish the Alberta government would do that more for Nursing and for Doctors
    Some of the problem is not the lack of funding, but our schools aren't producing that many graduates that have what it takes intellect and skill-wise, who also desire to get into the medical profession. Doctors are highly skilled, highly educated, and highly specialized. Not only do you need the intellectual ability, you also need the social skills and the ability to put up with a ton of sh*t off the public. Advances in technology, coupled with the increased tendency toward litigation, have made it a very stressful job.
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck
    If they do, I strongly suggest they give up the 8 week summer vacation.
    As long as they can also 'give up' late night grading/reading papers, reports, projects etc. Lesson plans, report cards - can't do them during school hours, gotta teach kids. One-on-one meetings with parents during off hours - parents have 'real' jobs ya know. Off hour open house/parent teacher events. Spend their own money to 'set-up' their rooms or buy pencils and paper for their more needy kids.

    Some go to school, that is not required, during summer break to improve themselves to better educate their students.

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    This might not be such a bad thing after all.

    From what I've been told (usually from biased sources, the bias being the person is of the population we're talking about) there is a problem with older physicians not accepting, or are not willing to learn new advances in medicine.

    In my opinion Medicine is one of those fields where if you are not up-to-date with treatments, definitions, and the overall med-culture, then you are doing your patients a disservice.

    For the longest time they thought malaria came form marshes and swamps, and overly "bad air", mainly because that is how the term is defined. It took a change in direction, using new methods (like the "malaria net" used in Pensacola) to begin evaluating the origins of malaria. And even then it took time for the old ways to be redefined and the disease to be in the possession of mosquitoes instead of bad air.
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    This might not be such a bad thing after all.

    From what I've been told (usually from biased sources, the bias being the person is of the population we're talking about) there is a problem with older physicians not accepting, or are not willing to learn new advances in medicine.

    In my opinion Medicine is one of those fields where if you are not up-to-date with treatments, definitions, and the overall med-culture, then you are doing your patients a disservice.

    For the longest time they thought malaria came form marshes and swamps, and overly "bad air", mainly because that is how the term is defined. It took a change in direction, using new methods (like the "malaria net" used in Pensacola) to begin evaluating the origins of malaria. And even then it took time for the old ways to be redefined and the disease to be in the possession of mosquitoes instead of bad air.
    Doubtful this problem is so large and vast that we need 50% to quit. We already have a shortage.
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    No noticeable number will quit. In fact, with new incentives, we may see a net gain.

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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Doubtful this problem is so large and vast that we need 50% to quit. We already have a shortage.
    I wouldn't expect 50% to quit. I think most of it is just to provide a response to the survey (which I've look over the methodology and don't see any real issues, other than they do not disclose how they gathered their "physician data base").
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I wouldn't expect 50% to quit. I think most of it is just to provide a response to the survey
    I wouldn't expect 50% to actually quit, but I do believe that 50% would like to. The problem is that many doctors are like many nurses. They don't like the profession, but the education is so specialized that you are limited in what other things you could do to make an income that would support you.
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    Re: Nearly 50 percent of doctors ready to quit medicine if Healthcare bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I wouldn't expect 50% to actually quit, but I do believe that 50% would like to. The problem is that many doctors are like many nurses. They don't like the profession, but the education is so specialized that you are limited in what other things you could do to make an income that would support you.
    Interesting read on that. If this s true, and I think it is, they may be that way no matter what happens. The profession itself has a lot of drawbacks to go along with the perks.

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