Were we really all that surprised to hear about the discovery that some parents were pushing the moola to get their kids into prestigious colleges? I was not. I think we always suspected but we didn’t quite know for sure. We hadn’t caught them yet.
Now that it’s all out in the open, what do you all think? For those of you who attended college, did you ever wonder about a few of your classmates who seem to be unable to keep up? Of course, there are plenty of reasons why students fall behind, but weren’t there one or two kids, often from wealthy families, that you wondered about? How on earth did Bobby get into this college, anyway?
Did you ever wonder about certain psychiatrists? Not all, but some. My parents observed that many of them didn’t seem very bright, and yet they’d gotten into med school somehow. But…how?
Of all the kids who got into college in some unkosher way, how many became psychiatrists? Of those that got into med school through the financial back door, how many slipped off into psych?
It’s an easy field. You see a patient for five minutes, bill for 15 or 30, and make sure you remember to put your prescription pad into your briefcase before leaving home. Diagnose at random since you’ll never be proven wrong. Then, hand out the pill of the day, whatever is on the top of your mind at the moment. That one. Your patients will be utterly amazed.