The advocates say that regret is rare, and that 98 percent of surgeries are successful. Your schedule is highly dependent on surgeons. So if a patient is noncompliant, my pay decreases. Sorry. view in app. 1. the only thing I would do different is I would have forgotten my microbiology degree and majored in computer science then went into medicine. I'm just having last minute panic attacks about doing medicine. This study investigated: (i) extent of patients’ decision regret after starting dialysis, and (ii) potentially modifiable predictors of regret: satisfaction with chronic kidney disease education, decisional conflict, and decision‐making involvement. We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out. Things have changed since your grandpa's day. (Start typing, we will pick a forum for you), Taking a break or withdrawing from your course. This is a highly moderated subreddit. What a summary. You have more control. When I try to educate them my words mean nothing and all they want is a pill. The rewards of doing the job are definately worth the hards bits. Military Medicine Body Sensors Printed Directly on Skin at Room Temperature At-Home Clinical ECG: Now and After The Pandemic - Interview with Dr. Ruey-Kang Chang, CEO, QT Medical Same kinda shit inpatient but to a lesser extent with them dictating care. That’s why I’m a hospitalist and not PCP. I see this circle jerk on Reddit about how the trades are such great money and no education and blah blah. Dalane W. Kitzman MD. One of my most recent responses to suggesting one of my patients to get a shingles shot was, “I heard some one died from that”. Discovered that seemingly the entire pt population is normalized to 'shots' as you described. In chronological order, my opinion on whether I should have studied med changed. It was a year of hell, but it was more worth it than I could have imagined. What good would a computer science degree do a doctor? Surely you learnt some underlying principles that made medicine easier? By contrast, with less than 10 percent of residents in these specialties expressed regret about their career choices: Plastic surgery—7.4 percent. Plus 8 above-quota positions available through the Consortium National Health Training and 2 through the Military Training Program. I stand by my words, and I regret nothing." I have to document all of these things for fear of litigation or not getting paid. You can personalise what you see on TSR. Email. Case closed. Official Dentistry 2021 Applicants' Thread! But honestly, I can't think of a realistic career that's actually better - one that offers you impact, job stability, interesting work, high pay, etc. Can we get 202.1 posts before midnight? /r/medicine is a virtual lounge for physicians and other medical professionals from around the world to talk about the latest advances, controversies, ask questions of each other, have a laugh, or share a difficult moment. I spent the whole application year wanting to withdraw and do journalism. Anyway, I just wanted to ask any medical students on here, do you regret doing medicine, how different is it to what you imagined, and would you choose to do it again having experienced what it is like? Well, a recent Reddit thread asking men to explain why they regret losing women they loved may provide some insight. A Centenarianʼs Advice and a Physician's Regret. This was meant to be a response to someone. Got more ammo for this week's cases though. My brother was a plumber, and it was hard on his back and body. I was actually sat in the pub a short while ago wondering how on earth I got into medicine... and being so grateful I did. My family is full of welders, plumbers, and oil and gas workers. Again, it was very hard on his back (he drove a gasoline tanker which is a pretty physical job). Tell us a little about yourself to get started. It's rude, crude and most of them might not be kid friendly but a few are. Obviously this didn't come across in the interviews and I was lucky enough to get in to my first choice uni- even when I got there I hated it for the first six weeks because they just threw tons and tons of biochemistry at us. Sometimes I hate work, but I think you'd have moments like that whatever you did! We also had to get in attics for the Texas summer which was not fun. I have tried hard to get patients involved in free electronic CBT but following the stats from my website show they never do it. I couldn't, so I did. A personal statement specific to each graduate program you select on your College of Medicine secondary application form. Like x 3; ICGreen Likely Medicated. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE. Outpatient IM. Press J to jump to the feed. Reddit. Are there any medical students who regret going into medicine ? All in a 15 minute appointment.... but they expect more than 15 minutes. Pts looked like they were going to shank me until my preceptor caved. Will I regret not choosing medicine at uni? Also, they admit to never doing it. I graduated with a huge debt, but we paid it off in 7 years (1/2 my husband's salary plus all of mine for those years went to loan repayment). Steam inhalation therapy, cromolyn sodium, apap/nsaids, atrovent nasal spray, guaifenesin+either loratadine or cetirizine, zinc lozenges even, verbal approaches to talk these up. During my work experience, many of the FY1 and 2 doctors said they regretted doing medicine and were advising me not to apply! I got that as well on my work experience from the F1 and F2 doctors. Why forget the micro degree? Did I mention documentation. All in all, I would go for it. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. She eats the now soft bread, however, I can’t say it’s delicious in any way. Plumbing is where the money is at. In total, 11.5% of patients and 9% of their supporters expressed regret. You don't have to work in clinical medicine. The study found that most residents were satisfied with their career and specialty choice—similar to practicing physicians. Have u considered switching to hospital medicine? In fact he said it was the best decision of his life. comments. Is it too late to submit my UCAS personal statement, ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°) A Superior Potato's blog ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°) WARNING IT'S WEIRD, *MEGATHREAD* - The Ultimate 'Am I Good Enough For Medicine?' We shrug, maybe give our heads a â ¦ â ¦ Here's an example of how to write the perfect one. My older brother did well in oil and gas but it's feast or famine. In this prospective cohort study, trainees in specialties such as urology, neurology, emergency medicine, and general surgery were all associated with a higher relative risks of reported burnout symptoms during residency. In my experience, medical students and FY doctors say don't do it. The important thing to understand is if they regret the decisions that have led them to this point in their lives. Baseline characteristics did not predict regret; regret was rarely expressed by those who had a less than 20% decline or improvement in the 3‐IGI PRO score after two treatment cycles. Find your group chat here >>. You should be constantly differentially diagnosing every problem, thinking ahead, and staying vigilant. I think it is just how patients have become so disrespectful, demanding, and demeaning. They worked harder than anyone I know, and it was thankless, shitty pay, and ruined their bodies. I cannot imagine anything else I would want to be studying right now, and I cannot wait to actually be a qualified doctor. How can I calculate aGPA with a 3 year undergraduate program By PreMed#219099, December 17 3 replies; 165 views; PreMed#219099; December 17 I can't think of any job I would rather be doing. Family medicine—8.9 percent. Opioids, benzos, hypnotics, anti-microbial stewardship, and statin fairy tales. In an online questionnaire of 24,000 doctors representing 25 … A Centenarianʼs Advice and a Physician's Regret. The latest version of an annual survey from Medscape/Web M.D., shows dissatisfaction among U.S. doctors rising. Please read the rules carefully before posting or commenting. My grandpa who was a plumber and electrician was on call 24 7 and made not great pay. However there was one F1 doctor who told me that he loves his job, wouldn't swap it for the world and never regrets doing it. They all want “shots” which is code for rocephin and a steroid injection. Doctors sacrifice the majority of their 20's and early 30's trying to pass rigorous exams throughout their undergrad, medical education, and residency. And yeah, shift work!! Corresponding Author. I got the same impression on work experience as well OP. With regards to the long hours, I don't think its that big an issue. The hours sucked, there was a lot of hours fudging in his logs so he wouldn't be paid overtime, and the pay wasn't great. Even now, I can't think of what else I might have chosen instead. They all want “shots” which is code for rocephin and a steroid injection. Just an honest (few) questions. You just laid out the exact same frustrations that I and my IM colleagues face evey single day. Or I even see them give b12 shots for weight loss or energy without b12 deficiency. Medicine for many is a calling, not a means to get rich. The girl approaches the tray, not even giving a glance to the mask-faced butler, tears the bread into smaller pieces, and dips it in the soup. The analysis tool looks deep into a Subreddit's history to identify the best time of the week to submit. Say goodbye to 2020 with our end of year quiz. I don't have any regrets about studying medicine. By far the biggest regret of all came from those who opted into high-paying but ultimately dissatisfying careers. What you will regret is weeks or months of the kind of mindless, self-destructive ruminating worrying that people do." Elderly patients may therefore come to regret this decision. He made okay money but was on call, had to leave family dinners, worked shitty, long hours (often without overtime), and could barely make ends meet. In choosing medicine, I followed the same advice that I give to other people: Don't do this if you can see yourself doing anything else. For physicians who dedicate their lives to academic medicine or research, the pay difference is unfortunate. 76% of detransitioners in the Reddit survey are female and over 60% started identifying as trans when they were teenagers (13-19 years). 2018/19 First-Year Tuition: Canadian Residents: $28,319; Québec Residents: $28,319 (Québec Schools Only) Visa Students: $0; Compulsory Fees: $1,168 © Copyright The Student Room 2017 all rights reserved. If you tell them they need a statin, you are challenged by their “internet research” or anecdotal experience of a friend on Facebook. When I tell them long term benzos, Z drugs, and opiates are not best for their health, they argue, write a bad review online, talk bad about me on Facebook, or leave my practice. Don't regret it at all, and I graduated over 25 years ago. I’m a retail pharmacist and these people act the same way toward me and my coworkers. You hit the nail on the head for my most frustrating counseling points as a pharmacist. Now, before we get into this, consider yourselves warned. Most of my patients are geriatric and it is extremely hard to make a decent living taking care of Medicare patients as Medicare pays less than commercial, elderly patients take 3-4 times as much time for you and your staff, and elderly patients do not like change. If anything, it’s likely to be some kind of medicine. 2. Primary physicians are expected to do all the paperwork...home health, prior authorizations, assisted living paperwork, disability forms, handicap tags, wellness initiatives, etc..... and the compensation is very little to none in almost all the cases. What other careers would you have preferred over medicine? 46-year-old 'millennial therapist': 7 things I regret not doing in my 20s and 30s Published Thu, Aug 15 2019 2:15 PM EDT Updated Tue, Nov 10 2020 2:14 … Dalane W. Kitzman MD. I have no regrets whatsoever doing medicine. It’s not the majority but that 30% brings down the mood for the rest of the day. While that figure might be true for surgical complications, before we accept a narrative of surgical success we should consider the evidence. That's awesome. Why do you wish you majored in CS if you decided to stick to the medicine route? 80% or more suffer from anxiety, depression or insomnia. Anyway, I just wanted to ask any medical students on here, do you regret doing medicine, how different is it to what you imagined, and would you choose to do it again having experienced what it is like? It has allowed me to meet unbelievably inspiring people (both physicians and patients), travel the world, and have a sense of appreciating every moment in life— that I don’t think I would have gained doing anything else. My family is also blue collar. I use this as medicine as laugher is one of the best. Search for more papers by this author. u/countryphysician What free website do you recommend for CBT? Either this type of day-to-day itenerary is shared categorically in all outpatient Internal Medicine clinics, or else I should wonder if we might actually practice in the same group. TIME STAMP: 2:56PM Jan 17th 2019 Interview Date: Feb 9 2018 Result: Interview (MD) cGPA: 3.98 MCAT: 518 (130/128/131/129) ECs: Fairly strong I think, 5 publications (none first), several oral presentations and poster presentations, extensive … A few points! Take it as you will. In the evening, it was decided to perform a Caesarean section under general anesthesia due to a â Fetal distressâ . After spending years doing long hours completeing the degree the working hours are not too bad, and you get paid! Suneel Dhand is an internal medicine physician, author, and co-founder, DocsDox. Worrying about long hours is not (in my opinion) a good reason for not becoming a Dr. Any career you devote yourself to is going to involve stress and long hours, but a career you enjoy and can be proud of doing is worth it! Naysayers are thus part-and-parcel, but if you ask the same doctors whether they'd have done anything differently career-wise, though a significant amount would say they want to leave, I'd wager that significantly more would be inclined to say no. The entitlement and lack of responsibility is unreal. Ugh. Also why computer science? Not to mention he would have to do this for years before even having a chance at being the boss (and without a HS diploma or any further schooling, that was unlikely). Regret is a slippery slope to past feelings of failure and doubt. 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