Jul 19, 2012, 7:59 AM
Post #32 of 34
What is it with you people? - ah yes, the disease known as Liberalism, you know everything and don't need to be informed. The bigger question here is "why do I bother"?
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of Labor Statistics says that there were about 633,000
physician jobs in the USA in 2006. That includes MDs and DOs.
It does not include medical students or retired physicians.
I don?t know if they include residents, but they probably do,
since residents get W2s. I don?t know if they include
physicians who do not see patients, such as those in research-only jobs.
American Family Physician reported that there
were 936,000 physicians in the USA in 2004. That
includes MDs and DOs. 5.2% were DOs; the remaining 94.8% were
Today reported that there were about 800,000 active
physicians in the USA in 2004, and that medical schools produce 25,000
Let?s say there are about 1 million physicians in the USA in 2009.
The AMA has about 125,000 active physicians on its rolls.
That?s about 1/8th of the total . That does not
sound right. In an interview on href="http://www.democracynow.org/2009/6/16/dr_chris_mccoy_dear_ama_i">Democracy
Now!, Dr. Quentin Young ? an AMA member for over 50 years ?
I?m a very severe critic of what AMA has
done. And it?s worth noting that AMA membership has dropped
from some 90 percent of doctors when I started out a half-century ago,
and now about a third of America?s doctors do belong.
Perhaps the discrepancies can be accounted for be the fact that not all
physicians are MDs, and some counts may or may not include medical
students, residents, retirees, and research-only MDs. Perhaps
some counts merely total the numbers of licensed physicians in each
State, while many physicians are licensed in more than one
In any case, it is clear the the AMA is waning in influence.
They are at risk of becoming marginalized. In a
way, it is like what is happening to the RNC. The membership
is declining. The members who are left, are those who are
most extreme in their positions. As they become relatively
more extreme, they become less relevant, easier to ignore.
And yes, I was quite sure you wouldn't want to face someone who actually knows what is happening and isn't intimidated by your glassy eyed stare and talking points. And BTW, what about the $100 bet? I'm able to afford that, seeing as how I'm confident in the outcome.
PS: This ends my discussion, if any of you are brave enough to have a beer, you know where to find me.
(This post was edited by stevebrtx on Jul 19, 2012, 8:12 AM)