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I graduated from my internal medicine residency on Wednesday. I still have a few (4) more shifts next week. Four years of college, four years of med school, three years of residency - now I'm ready to practice medicine on my own. I'll be joining a small private practice on the Jersey shore after sitting for my boards.
 

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Congrats... wishing you success :) What is your specialty?

Now it's onto the lifelong "school" of dealing with insurance & managed care companies ;) ...glen
 

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Thanks... My specialty - internal medicine - consists of providing primary care for adults with almost any chronic or acute disease. I see patients with heart, lung, renal problems - really any diagnosis, and I take a central role in coordinating what their specialists (i.e. cardiologist) are doing.
 

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Congratulations Doctor!! It's great to finally close that chapter and start a new one, isn't it?

All the best!
 

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bpd111 said:
Hey, Doc, I got this pain...

Good work! All the best!
And so it begins! :lol:

Remember Dr. VanWyck, cops and firemen go right to the front of the line, that's the rule! (in the absence of pregnant women, of course) ;)
 

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ya know, I'd like to know why doctors are still "practicing" medicine. Aren't they good enough already, if they're seeing patients? :lol

Seriously, congratulations. I can't fathom the amount of work that's gone into what you've done.
 

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Thanks, everyone!

Jim777 - Yes, except for that guy in Woodbridge, NJ who wrote me a ticket as I was driving home after a 30 hour shift. Seems that I took an illegal left turn. He laughed at my PBA card. I'd like to see him drive after 30 hours in the ER... Ironically, I took care of two cops during my shift that night.

I've come to find that the practice of medicine takes alot of time - not leaving much time for the practice of guitar! Rock on! BillV.
 

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Congrats, very admirable!
I was talking to a couple guys I work with (Dr's) and they were saying that the latest doctors going into GP (General practicioners) won't be able to pay off their student loans in their lifetime. WTF IS THAT?!?
You'd think that medicine would have a little more support from the govenment to help with grants etc. I know it does a lot, but GP's are a major part of the health system.
Maybe even a post grad/ practice grant designed to help those who've graduated instead of someone flunking out.

Anyway, CONGRATS ! ! !
 
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