People still want to become doctors

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    Shocking!

    More students want to be doctors than ever before
     
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    Nothing shocking about it.
     
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    Don't tell the Obama haters.
     
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    Give it some time. Obamacare has barely been implemented and the effects are a ways off. Also, the number may not decline, but the quality definitely will.
     
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    Doubtful. The angst and handwringing is among the old timers, who've never known a world in which they were accountable for their performance and the quality of services they provided. If we get the next few years right, these new young docs will never a know a world in which they weren't.

    High expectations of quality, performance, and accountability aren't going to dissuade young people from wanting to become doctors. Which is why we're continuing to see record numbers of young folks applying to med school.
     
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    Students wanting to become doctors is lagging previous years percentage wise. Also wanting is one thing, but how many will actually go through with it once they are 4 years in & 120k in debt. The AMA limits med school admissions.
     
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    Granny says dat's okay - she still got her potions an' poltices...
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    Shortage of doctors spreading throughout US
    October 23, 2012 — Mary Berg is paying the price for a shortage of US doctors that by most accounts is about to get much worse.
     
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    High expectations? Accountability? Yep, that's exactly what comes to mind when I think of government employees. Public school teachers? DMV workers? Politicians? Medicare/Medicaid? How on earth does this encourage accountability? Expanding Medicaid will only encourage doctors to provide bare bones healthcare because Medicaid is so stingy with payment.
     
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    Do more people per capita want to be doctors or is it because there are so many more people?
     
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    And are the majority of these people from other countries, which makes ours look like the American dream, to them, as their native 3rd world countries, cannot.
     

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