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
"Don't drink in the morning, it leaves you with nothing to turn to in the the afternoon!"
"Greater love hath no man, that he may give 100 proof to his friends."