Oh Doctor Where art Thou?


You would have to be living under a rock to not be aware of the debates and discussions revolving around the healthcare system. The new Medical system seems on track to help more Medicaid patients and help with well-child visits, and general check-ups to reduce the overall healthcare burden on the country.

But there is one part of Medical reform that can sometimes get overlooked: the Doctors. It is a common tale to hear that there is a shortage of primary care physicians, but there is also a shortage of physicians in general (http://blogs.wsj.com/health/2011/03/18/will-there-be-enough-primary-care-physicians-to-treat-new-medicaid-patients/)

My question to you is, are you thinking of primary care or of a specialty, and why? I would like to see your reasons, because the choices we make now (we as future doctors in 2016-2020) will affect the future and stability of the Medical system. So let me know what your plans are for post-medical school, why you’ve made those plans, and any thing that could be done to make you change your mind (it could be a change for or against primary care, or medicine in general)

Thanks!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s