Are you being realistic about the medicine lifestyle?

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A discussion on made Dave wonder if Kaci McCleary, Alison Pletch and John Pienta are truly prepared for life as a doctor. Are their significant others prepared? What are the right expectations in terms of money, time, love, raising children, and all the folderol that comes along with living the dream.

[NOTE: Apologies for the rather weird audio…we tried new mics and they suck. Boo.]

Also, new treatments for cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s disease, and a 1000-year old salve nukes MRSA in the lab which means we should probably get ready for the antiseptic smell of wine and garlic.

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