A blog of an unhappy doctor
This blog is to educate interested parents and prospective students out there about the serious potential problems that await medical graduates on leaving medical school/college. This is about helping students make wise decisions for their financial future. All is not glitz and glamour; reality does bite and strike hard when you have to support yourself and your own family after the convocation/graduation ceremony. This is all about doctors about living in a professional world of job scarcities and tightly restrictive labour markets.
Many doctors in today’s world are unhappy about their careers and how life has turned out for them. A lot of practicing doctors would not recommend Medicine as a career to anyone who asks them. Has anyone really tried or cared to understand why?
Doctors do not feel valued by society in general. Patients and hospital administrators taken them for granted a lot of the time. Doctors do not feel they have the autonomy to help patients make decisions that is compatible with good scientific clinical practice. Today’s patients feel they know the best and know everything, as they are patients and they have the internet at their disposal. They never had to make the time, effort and investment to study Medicine, clear exams and spend time facing abuse and overwork in hospital residencies. The internet has done the job for them what doctors were doing before.
This blog is not meant to win or secure anyone’s vote. It is meant to convey the real and hard facts and ground realities as you would find them as IMG or home medical graduates when it’s time to find a residency or employment.
Life is mostly about earning a living to support yourself and your families. That is the essential bottom line. Once again this blog is all about that.
This quick article of mine gives another explanation of this blog’s purpose: NEVER FORGET THE FUNDAMENTALS OF LIFE
What are your thoughts about these issues? Are you a practicing or retired doctor or nurse? Are you a student thinking about entering medical school? Please give your comments and let’s start a debate!