“it’s everything I thought medicine would be, warts and all. We deal with some of the shittiest situations, and meanest people, and have to tough it out through some of the most heartbreaking situations…but we are the front line- we make the assessment, we come up with the Dx, the plan. We’re the ones who say “clear”, dim the lights & watch someone re-animate. We hold families hands when we tell them they didn’t make it. We -alone, oftentimes it seems- take care of the poor, the destitute, the disenfranchised. And we do it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s a sacrifice, but it’s also the real deal. We’re the ones with the amazing stories, the ones you want with you on that plane, on that expedition. We fight against the never-ending tide of human illness- illnesses as old as time, ravages of DM and CAD, trauma, flu epidemics, pandemics, just about anything and everything-and we meet it on the shore, ready for a fight. “

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