. . . wouldn’t recommend that their kids become doctors! Check this out. What you will learn is that in a national survey of over 3,000 physicians, 70% of them would tell their kids to avoid their own chosen profession. AND. The next story says that 54% of U.S. physicians plan to retire in the next five years. Yikes!

Bottom Line. I may not be the brightest bulb in the hardware store, but I am guessing that these two statements combine to augur a rapid and significant increase in the “doctor shortage.” AND. I am guessing this is not just a numbers game. What happens to the quality of U.S. medical care if the “best and the brightest” head off down other career paths? 

This is sort of like global warming. You can only ignore this for just so long before the ecosystem becomes irrevocably broken. Somebody better start figuring out some clever ways to reverse what is happening here. And soon!

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