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    • I think this might be my favorite line: "As for the doctors, there is always the question of whether they have kept current on the various new medications." In the beginning of the article the physician is the end-all-be-all, but with the above statement he is stating the pharmacists are better because they know the drugs better...I'm just slightly confused, but it's probably because I'm just a PA.  Let's ignore CME and that is is the physicians' job (as well as ours) to know the medications we prescribe.
    • Freecme.com and mycme.com
    • Thanks; I can really use this since it is difficult to get CME from my current employeer
    • I feel the exact same way. I am not passionate about helping people, that is not why I went into medicine. I went into medicine because I love medical science. After working in the HC field for 2 years I've realized that day to day medicine actually doesn't utilize that much science at all. The treatments are all very formulaic. I'm working as a medical scribe right now and I've come to the horrifying realization that I actually hate the medical field. However, a whole career revitalization ordeal or trying to pursue something truer to my passions ( PhD for example) seems so not worth it esp. considering that that route comes with its own array of difficulties (4-6 yrs in school, low payoff, difficult job market). I'm watching a lot of people my age making ~100k with just a BS/masters and it's very difficult for me to accept not having a stable income for such a long period of time. I feel like I just have to make the decision to sell my soul and go for PA since everything is going to suck no matter what anyways. I'm curious about how your life turned out though since you wrote this in 2015. How have things gone for you?
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