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MD Underground

Thanks to www.jdunderground.com and the suggestion of others in the medical community, I have been inspired to start the medical version- www.qfora.com/mdunderground/ .  Since medicine is going to hell in a handbasket, I strongly feel we need a forum of our own. The starting of this forum is even more imperative since SDN (Student Doctor Network) has been undergoing a recent Chinese crackdown where more vocal members have been threatened and outright banned for speaking the truth on the harsh realities of pursuing a career in medicine. Numerous threads have also been moved, locked, and outright shut down. I welcome you to the break away republic of  mdunderground where the truth shall finally prevail over censorship.  Please please please contribute to ensure it’s success so we can get it off the ground!  Registering takes two seconds and you can be posting right away.

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  1. Steve
    January 24, 2010 at 9:25 pm


    What are your thoughts on medical tourism (MT)? Can you please devote one post to this issue. I’m not a doctor, but I have been reading about this phenomenon for a couple of years. Has MT had any influence on the American Medical industry. For example, have your heard about x-rays being sent to doctors in India? Do you know what the Radiologists are saying about this?

    • medicinesux
      January 26, 2010 at 3:49 am

      I will have to put a posting on “medical tourism” on my to do list. Because of the costs of educating someone to become a doctor in the United States along with rising malpractice rates and higher overhead expenses, the price of healthcare is substantially lower in medical tourism hot spots like Costa Rica, Thailand, and India. The disparity in price is so great that more and more Americans are opting to receive treatments for certain costly procedures overseas. I do not see this trend reversing anytime soon. Here is a look at a slew of things you can have done in Costa Rica for way less than in the US http://www.arrivacostarica.com/prices.htm . There are also HMO’s in California that are now sending their patients to Mexico since it is so much cheaper! Concerning your question about x-rays being sent overseas, I believe only board certified American radiologists are allowed to do the official reads at the present time.

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