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A blog written by a disgruntled “former” resident about all that sux about medicine

Contact info:  medicinesux@gmail.com

  1. Anonymous
    September 1, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Dude, what field are you in? Please let me know so I can avoid it!

  2. medicinesux
    December 7, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Primary care is the devil. After barely surviving through it as a PGY-1, I knew I had to switch specialties. Hands down the worst year of my life. I would rather have sat in jail for a year with three hots and a cot.

    • Jedi
      December 14, 2009 at 5:29 am

      Great website! What about Preventive Medicine? I’ve heard it’s a decent gig for those who are looking to “just get through a residency” without too much of a drain on oneself and a specialty a physician may come to find at least tolerable, if not happy with.

      • medicinesux
        December 18, 2009 at 11:11 am

        Preventive Medicine is definitely one of the more benign residencies. You can check out the SDN Forums and find out more there. If I am not mistaken, I believe you spend 1 of your years getting a masters.

  3. Anonymous
    February 11, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Pathology is a pretty sweet gig too. No call, no emergencies, less stress. It’s not the ‘socially-awkward’ types that everyone thinks of in medical school (well, not all of them anyways). 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    November 7, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    what are you doing now?

  5. ET
    June 12, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    why did you even get into (and not leave) medicine if you detest it so much?

  6. July 10, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Cant say I blame you. After being in Neurosurgery for 15 years and realizing that our system is about making patients annuities instead of getting them healthy it kind of wears you to a nub after a while.

  7. March 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Your blog gives me 10 more reasons to smile.

  8. May 10, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Have you considered alternative/holistic medicine? My PCM is an excellent medical doctor but he also is very knowledgable about holistic approaches to treating patients. He doesn’t accept any insurance but rather provides the paperwork for me to send to the insurance company to be reimbursed. I think working this way is way more low key and he attracts patients who are willing to take responsibility of their own health.

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