Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Doctory as career option

Observing the downright greediness of doctors out here, I asked my Doctor Mamiji if there is any specific reason why young students aspire/choose to become doctors. The answer? Nothing. Apparently it's just a good career option where 'good' means lucrative.

Doctors lack any great sense of 'service'. In all likelihood, for them patients are nothing more than just machines meant to be repaired efficiently and carefully.

During interviews, these docs talk so blatantly and unabashedly about money. Worse than even the most frugal baniya.

And physicians see themselves as nothing more than platforms which specialists can exploit and pay for use. Earning referral fee is the incentive to become a physician it seems.

It's sad.