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I am a woman who once left a dentist's office so drugged out I could barely walk. The last thing I remember before I blanked out was the dentist telling his assistant to leave the room. And yes, I've always wondered what the hell happened while I was "out."
In the early 1950s, about 75% of US physicians were AMA members. That percentage has steadily decreased over the years. In June, at the annual meeting of its policy-making body, the House of Delegates, the AMA announced that it lost another 12 000 members last year.
That brings total membership below 216 000. Up to a third of those members don’t pay the full $420 annual dues, including medical students and residents. Not counting those members, somewhere in the neighbourhood of 15% of practising US doctors now belong to the AMA
originally posted by: soficrow
a reply to: NavyDoc
I agree - the union comparison doesn't work. But in Canada, medical and dental associations control professionals' licensing and right to practice. And Canada's old boyz networks are particularly vicious. It's not just that pedophiles are left free to practice for decades like Peterson was - whistleblowers are ignored, silenced or punished. Similarly, the whistleblower in the Dalhousie scandal is the ONLY one who is still suspended. Go figure.