Originally Posted by ghost dog
I'm a medical director of an interventional chronic pain clinic in the GTA.
I hold a faculty position at the nearby University.
I teach medical students and residents on a regular basis.
In my capacity as a lecturer and teacher, I have been able to advocate for both international med students
and international medical graduates ( IMGs) to gain entrance into the Canadian medical system ( that's right Leviathan). This is
an extremely difficult endeavour for these 2 respective groups to accomplish, as the competition is very intense.
Idiot ? I think not.
Misinformed , moronic comments ( such as the opening post above) serve no purpose.
The intelligent physician:
1. Mobilizes his patients by political means.
2. Performs third party services that will not be cut by way of government funding.
Such physicians will be fine, financially speaking. Of futher note is the fact that family doctors are not the only ones potentially being affected by budgetary cuts in Ontario. In particular :
3. Cardiac surgeons.
will also feel these cuts ( should they come to pass ) quite significantly, and in fact more so than the general practitioner.
The patient populations served by the above physicians ? Longer wait times, and untoward adverse outcomes will likely result.
As a general statement to medical students out there: don't expect money to be just handed to you. This will not occur. I note that there are a significant number of threads on just this topic.
Regardless of specialty chosen - you will work for your money.
touché. Nope not involved, just thoroughly entertained by this ridiculous thread.