Rowyn (rowyn) wrote,

Lawyer, MD

There's a local lawyer who holds a medical degree. I don't know anything about him beyond the advertisements for his law practice: "Put a doctor in your court!" Naturally, he handles personal injury suits.

I can't help wondering what motivated him to get both degrees. Did the cost of malpractice insurance destroy his practice as a physician, and he figured 'if you can't beat 'em, join 'em'? Had he witnessed egregious cases of injured patients unable to afford care due to inept lawyers, and figured he'd do more good as a lawyer? Did he love school so much that as soon as he got one degree, he looked around to see what other schooling options he could devote several years of his life to? Did he wake up one morning and think 'I know what my life needs: more debt! What's the most expensive kind of schooling I could get?'

I don't know. It just makes me wonder.

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