In the late 1990s, I had a family to feed.
House mortgage to pay.
A clinic to run.
The last was the MOST important thing.
Running a clinic for general practice was a sacrifice, a great risk.
I did it because I thought it was the ONLY field in which I could be relevant.
There were a zillion smarter, more driven doctors who were able to be better, smarter, and save more lives than I could in the hospitals.
It would be unfair to the sustem...and to my own self..to stay, and take up a position that I would NOT be able to deliver a better job than someone else.
I had played locum doctor in the private sector for 7 years...I knew in my heart that I could be " a GOOD general practice" man.
It's like giving up engineering to become a car mechanic!
Your parents and friends would be NOT in favor.
BUT...as a car mechanic, I could rise..become really GOOD...because I had the skill set.
And I would rise all the way to be the very best, make a great difference!
So...that was one of many in years.
I never regreted it.