Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Surprising Revelations

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I like primary care more than I thought I was going to. I thought I was just going to see colds all day, but so many things end up being something entirely different from what they seem. It's a nice surprise.

The thing I like the most about this specialty (can you even call it that) is that you're generally the first person to see a new problem. It has the highest degree of problem solving. And not only does it have a high degree of problem solving, but you also see the problem to its end. That's one of the things I hold against Emergency Medicine. You diagnose a problem but then you either admit and never hear from them again, or they leave the ER never to be heard of again. (I know that's a total lie.)

I would consider doing one of the two year commitments for loan repayment. But I'm seeing that they only offer 50k now. I could have sworn that use to be 80k. Another thing that's nice about those loan repayment programs is that you can find work in interesting places. Hawaii for 2 years? I bet I could make that happen.