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pancakees6 karma

Maybe things were different in Russia but friends of mine from other soviet-bloc countries (one in particular whose family was well-connected party members) said the average person was bad off for a long time, and even for the upper class there was no personal freedom and nothing really comparable to western 'luxuries' unless you were among the elite.

pancakees5 karma

that's.. disturbing and hilarious at the same time. made my morning lol

pancakees5 karma

What was the #1 case that you never thought in a million years would get solved, but did?

pancakees4 karma

PA and NP are more likely to misdiagnose, order unnecessary tests and prescribe the wrong medication. It's kind of like going to H&R Block vs. a tax attorney.

For instance, an NP that used to work at one of my rotation sites (I'm a medical student) couldn't tell the difference between diaper rash and skin cancer. Supervision is very important because of the 'know what you don't know element'

pancakees3 karma

the techs on my surgery clerkship were uniformly nice at least to me. A few of the surgeons were assholes to the techs though.