When I went to get my second Hepatitis jab, the nurse said i hope I'm giving this to you for dentistry. When I smiled and said no its for medicine she said;
"Dentistry's the way to go. That's where the money is and its all about the money these days. When your an F1 and the sweats dripping off you and you don't know whether your going to get to bed today or the day after or the day after that, and if another patient comes through the door then you'll swing for them, you'll wish you'd listened to be. If you had listened to me you'd be sitting in your plush practise with your gadgets all around you only having to work 9-5 and getting paid much more for it. I tell you boy dentistry's the way to go!"
If you are in it for the money (and an easy life) then maybe consider dentistry.
I never said you believed her?Cynical it may be but I'm sure after almost 40 years in nursing would anyone cynical about healthcare. I was merely stating what she said, never said i actually believe it, if there was such a contract between the two I'm sure a lot more people would switch to dentistry.
Also i wouldn't start calling people naive, i wonder who knows more about what its really like to be a doctor, a 60 year old nurse or an 18 year old, if you actually think the latter then your the deluded one.
Not really.. I worked as a healthcare assistant for 18 months and it was very rare I saw a HO that wasnt extremely stressed out and, seemingly, completely overwhelmed.That's a greatly over-exaggerated and cynical picture. It's almost lol-worthy.