Free Lunch! That's what the sign said. Attracts pretty much any med student since we're poor and in way too much debt. That debt is about to get just a bit bigger. That 'free lunch' cost me 800 big ones. It was an advertisement for a prep course for the Step Exam. Half our class used it last year and their average was well above the national average. Sounds good to me. I texted my wife I just bought an $800 lunch and it consisted of a burrito.
If I do Family Practice as a career, I want it to be because I choose to do Family Practice. Not because my scores were so low that it was the only residency program I could get into. So the next time somebody tells you doctors simply make too much money, think of my $800 burrito. And the $150,000+ in loans. And the nearly decade of lost salary that I'm giving up. Nevermind the personal costs. And then please ram your fist straight down their throat for me. No, I guess the old adage is right. There is no such thing as a free lunch.