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WHY I WON'T GO BACK TO MEDICAL SCHOOL EVEN IF I AM GIVEN A MILLION DOLLARS

It started as a simple reply to a tweet: "If you could be a teenager again would you be?"
And my reply?: "Yes, if I would be handed my degree at 21 without reading."
I went further to say this:" Wouldn't go through med school again even if I was given a million dollars." This sparked some reactions, my friend @StNaija replied he would go through medical school again twice! if he was given a million dollars. He went further to ask this important question:

"People,Do you know what N165 M (165 million naira or 1 million dollars)can do?
This got me thinking and I decided to do some research; from straight dope.com I got this:
.HOW BIG(/SMALL) IS A MILLION DOLLARS?
1. 1 million dollars in $100 bills is 10,000 bills, a bill is 0.010922 cm in thickness. That would be 109.2cm.That would be a stack of bills about 3 and a half feet high.

2. $1m is about 696,500 Euros, if they gave that to you in 500 Euro notes, it would be 1393 notes, when stacked, it wo…

PART 2 A FOREIGNER'S GUIDE TO VISITING A NIGERIAN (PUBLIC) HOSPITAL.

So, where were we?
Ah! Yes, I remember.

So, now you have been adequately debriefed, a few further things to note about processes:

1.APPOINTMENTS:
What did you say? You call to make appointments with your doctor? For real? Hahaha, but seriously, why would you do that when you can easily stroll into our public hospitals and get an appointment. Yes, I said stroll. You would get the appointment immediately - to see the doctor in six months to one year's time. Why are you surprised? Don't you know that the ratio of Doctors to patients in Nigeria is about 1 doctor to 3500 patients

2.RECORDS.
Your records are very safe with us, you have nothing to fear. Why do you look sceptical?Alright come with me and take a look - come into this room - what's that in your hair, cobwebs? sorry about that. Look at that tower of files over there with papers sticking out and falling off, those are the files. Where are the computers? That is one over there, but please be careful not to close the re…

A FOREIGNER'S GUIDE TO VISITING A NIGERIAN (PUBLIC) HOSPITAL. PART 1

Welcome dear foreigner, I do hope you had a nice flight, I believe you were courteously treated by our immigration officials at the airport, and your pocket is in the same state it was when you left the shores of your country.

I hear you would like to see a doctor in one of our distinguished and world class hospitals? No problem, here are some things you should know - sorry, before doing that, I need to debrief you and clean your brain from some of the things you are used to:

1. THE HOSPITAL IS A SERENE ENVIRONMENTYou remember that atmosphere of tranquillity and feeling of peace you get when you visit your hospitals? Well, scratch that and think of a market scene - Oh come off it! I said market not mall; you still don't know what a market scene is like? Alright, google "Idumota market". You've done that? Great! What's that look I see on your face?

2.THE HOSPITAL IS VERY CLEAN.By clean you mean spotless floors you can eat from? Beds that are well maintained? Clean …