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what is the hardest type of doctor and why . also how many years do they have to go to school for ?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Depends on you!: Every doctor goes to medical school for a period of four years after undergraduate school. Then, there's residency - and that can take anywhere from 3 to 6 years, plus advanced fellowships beyond this for further specialization. But what's hard for one person may be easy for another. It often boils down to personal "fit.".
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
The hard part is the combination of: (a) time commitment, typically 6.5 days/wk, , typically only 2 weeks off/per year, with limited time for sleep (or much else), (b) being commonly abused by others within the system for being “stupid” (actually just naive), combined with (c) paying for inclusion and/or (during all later training) paid at rates below federal minimum wage (despite this being "illegal" - deemed OK due to hours as assigned or required) while (d) routinely working 110-130 hours/week, constantly very fatigued and (e) an overwhelming focus on just a body mechanic approach to humans combined with (f) a focus on only signs and symptoms of advanced disease (g) by people who want their advanced disease problems “fixed” by others in (h) supposed high-tech ways which commonly do not work very well over the long term. Given the nature of the medical system, is it any surprise that many people come out with a big drive to (a) make money and are (b) simultaneously somewhat lacking in empathy, sophistication & willingness to empower the people who come to them seeking help?
Jun 8, 2013

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