Some times I'm tired of reading/ studying and my brain hurts, LOL. I have had too many year of "book learning" thrust upon me. Sometimes, it would nice to just have the perfect formula fall into your lap, you know!! I was fortunate enough to be home schooled, since my mother used to be a teacher, until the age of 16. At 16 I went back to Italy, and started my college level courses. I have a Laurea, 3 years, (B.S.) in Biology, a Laurea Specialistica, 2 more years, (M.S.) in Organic Chemistry and a concurrent Laurea Magistrale, 3 integrated years, (M.S.) in Pharmacology, and finally my Dottore in Medicina i Churigia, 6 more years (3 in rotation), (M.D.) in Medicine and Surgery. I earned My J.D. (Not Jack Daniel's, Juris Doctor, Lawyer) here in America in 2 years time! So I'm a Doctor of Internal Medicine, Surgeon, Doctor of Pharmacy, and a Lawyer, technically a Ph.D.! Pretty good for a guy who can't figure out what the hell to mash and distill to end up with C2,H5,OH, otherwise known as ethanol!
I've been in practice for only a year now. I have 3 partners in the practice, which is nice because I get to set my own schedule. And no, it's not about the money. There is no more money to be made in being a Doctor anymore, well a little. But malpractice insurance in this country is astronomical!! I pray for socialized medicine in the US. Either that, or when you hit say 60, the government pays for everything! Bunch lazy kids out there making a lot of money and hiding it away. That’s not fair! Enough on that note!
And yes you do get addicted to this forum. It's like I was told when I got my first tattoo: "Tuffiamo i nostri aghi soltanto nel heroin più fine." let me translate that for those of you who don't understand Italian:"We dip our needles only in the finest heroin." LOL
EuroStiller- The Doctor