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Will it still be worth being a doctor in 20 years with potential healthcare changes?


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Andrew’s Answer

All careers evolve overtime for many reasons including technology and economic changes. However, for the most part if you follow your passion you can be happy, successful and insulated from these changes. We will always need high quality doctors who care about their patients and their health and well being. If this is what drives you then you will deal with the healthcare changes and make a difference in people’s lives.

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Richard’s Answer

Being a physician is rewarding both professionally and financially. However risks include decreasing reimbursement , private equity investing in and and taking over private practices, and replacement of some physician duties by AI.

In radiology , there may come a day when computers are better at diagnosing pathology on imaging studies than physicians.

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Anthony’s Answer

Yes, We will always need a doctor of some sort to share valuable information about our bodies with health!

Yes! Stay well versed in different practices to stay ahead of the game. Ivory Taylor

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Kyle’s Answer

Depends on what you value.

Possible changes (not guaranteed) of healthcare system may result in decreased doctor salary like European country(still good pay).

If you enjoy the science and helping people then it will always be worth it.

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Rachel’s Answer

People will always be sick and in need of medical care. If you feel passionate about taking care of patients, that job will still be there and the same fulfillment in healing people will be there too.

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Estelle’s Answer

I agree with Andrew. All occupations evolve and change. Regardless of changes in reimbursement, I think practicing medicine will always be a great and rewarding job with challenges. As Rachel, people will always need doctors. Job security is very important, and this is especially evident during this COVID pandemic.

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