Many are in it for the money. Also, doctor shortages exist in many countries, including mine (Canada), so there is the promise of secure, stable employment as well. But I believe that if you are going to enter the medical profession, then you should be ready to subject yourself to a much higher standard than in many other jobs. You are supposed to be in it to *help* patients who are ill, not the money. And what makes me even angrier is the MDs who say, "We don't make enough money compared to doctors in Country X". Whining about making six figures? I have no sympathy for that. Many people will never even see a six-figure income in their lifetime, let alone have the chance to complain about one....I am sorry to hear you have experienced such disgusting care. Yes chronic pain tends to be well, chronic. But I agree it's not always a permanent deal, people are just too varied to make a call like that. We've all seen amazing recoveries, and they happen more often that people think if motivated enough.
Makes me wonder if those doctors who behave in such a damaging fashion are just in it for the money. Or if they're just worried about being sued for giving patients 'false hope' in the face of ailments experts find incurable. I can't see a doctor who actually loves his job saying stuff like that.
I wonder if modern doctors nowadays have even heard of the Hippocratic Oath, if they're even taught it.