Originally Posted by Jumbie
SField, if you stick around here for a while and read tiecollector's posts, you will see he harbors a lot of animosity towards the medical profession.
I guess some doc screwed him (or a loved one) over at some point in his life and he's certainly entitled to his opinion.
The medical profession can be fine, I just think most allopathic medicine is more about money than anything. It's useful if you get in a car accident, but not for overall health. It's sick care, not health care. I originally went to college pre-med so the whole medical field is interesting to me, both the actual work and how it is influenced by outside sources. I just think it is messed up for a doc that is bought off by drug reps with economics degrees to look down on a dentist or chiropractor.
I doubt you'll go from geek to stud with an MD, certainly not a DDS because there are no shows on TV about George Clooney the dentist. Also, you don't get cool toys from the GP like you did at the dentist. You will attract the gold diggers and half the nurses that go to upgrade their Ms. to an MD. MDs might become more confident because they have to develop better people skills, but that would come with many other jobs too. If you go back to your high school reunion trying to flaunt your achievements, people will just try to remember you as the dork you were back then.
That being said, with facebook, who needs a reunion? I really need to delete myself.