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[PODCAST] I've Got An Opinion: Medical culture is toxic

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Many Filipinos – or Asians, for that matter – were told growing up that being a doctor was the best career. You get to save lives, but more importantly, you also get a ton of money and a lifetime of respect. How much of this is true, and how much of it is a trap?

In this episode of I've Got An Opinion, Rappler’s podcast on ordinary people speaking up on extraordinary issues, Rappler Opinion Editor Marguerite de Leon talks to writer and newly-licensed physician Ralph Fonte, who graduated as a medical doctor from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine after finishing 4 years of coursework and one year of internship at the Philippine General Hospital.

Fonte is not afraid to point out the many flaws in local medical culture. How toxic is it, really? Let’s find out. – Rappler.com