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Friday, January 18th 2008

Be A Little Greatful

Yeah, every year the government wants to slash reimbursement, the disparity between primary care and the specialists is appalling, medical students (*ahem*) are coming out on average with six figures in debt. But I hope it doesn’t take a not exactly prestigious ‘study’ on AskMen.com to remind us how lucky the physician community is.

Even by the hour and more importantly even beyond the earning potential.

Bureaucracy and the increasing intrusion of non-medical men into the decision making process are further challenges but practicing medicine is incredible work. Without hyperbole: a gift. What we are able to do for patients is sometimes as remarkable a thing as anyone will ever see.

I hope I don’t lose sight of all of it when I’m out there.