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Old 02-05-2013, 05:55 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by cutthemdown View Post
Pony at some point the govt will need to get creative to entice young medical students to become GP's. Right now its not enough money to really be the goal of most medical students. They are specializing to make the big bucks.

maybe we could grow the ranks by giving general practitioners some sort of tax break?

That would maybe shift more medical students to choose being a family doctor.
Won't happen...they'll weigh whether potential earnings will be more than their medical school expenses....and when the government takes over the healthcare system, they will limit what a doctor can earn, which will mean there will be fewer doctors as they pursue other careers where the government doesn't limit their earnings.
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