I just love yesterday’s post at The Second Sight - Words to a Potential Medical Student. Some samples:
Before you enrol for that medical course, consider carefully whether it's the best path for your life. Perhaps complementary medicine is actually a better way to go, with many clear advantages...
The course is shorter. Never mind years of study and internship, you could become an aura healer in a weekend.
Profits are higher. If you're a homeopath, you can continue to make your remedies from a small amount of the original for all eternity. If you're a naturopath you can just mark your supplements up at high rates.
All so true. As is my favorite:
More spare time. Since the tenets of complementary medicine never change, you don't have to worry about keeping up with the latest medical research, new drugs and new procedures. The stuff you'll learn on your course will be thousands of years old and hasn't changed at all in all that time.
Exactly. As I wrote here, in alternative medicine no errors are ever corrected and nothing changes for the simple reason that no one ever critically tests woo therapies to see if they even contain errors. Errors are a permanent feature of those beliefs. Certainly, there are never any new discoveries to keep up with.
Read the rest at The Second Sight link – I only wish I’d thought of it first.