Sharon, Some of these people that major in biology or pre-med will pick something altogether different for the reasons you state (limited jobs outside of medicine).....
The road to becoming a doctor involves hundreds of thousands in student loan debt, deferal of income for a number of years, a pittance of an income during the internship/residency/etc years (especially when you factor in the number of hours worked), -this stage can last close close to a decade for some specialties, sacrafices of quality of life even when all the training is done (called away from and/or missing childrens games for on call issues, disrupted sleep etc ). It's not easy street like some people seem to think. Not even close. Without compensation to make it worth their while, many will choose not to take that path. Now, maybe I should say IF compensation is negatively and materially affected under this bill, many will choose not to go into the field. Maybe compensation and other issues won't turn out to be as negatively impacted after all. Maybe orthopedic surgeons, for example, who spent YEARS honing their craft will still be compensated well. Maybe not, as has been said, I guess we have to see how it plays out.
Last edited by jillw; 03-30-2010 at 03:18 PM.
daughter, 12, diagnosed 8/07 with 19T/13L
-Braced in spinecor 10/07 - 8/12 with excellent in brace correction and stable/slightly decreased out of brace curves.
-Introduced Providence brace as adjunct at night in 11/2011 in anticipation of growth spurt. Curves still stable.
-Currently in Boston Brace. Growth spurt is here and curves (and rotation) have increased to 23T/17L