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How did you know that you wanted to be a doctor? After becoming a doctor, did you still feel passionate about your job choice?

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Hi! I'm interested in possibly pursuing a career in medicine. I know that I want to have a job where I can help other people: I'm thinking about doing that by becoming a doctor. # #doctor #career #medical #medicine #hospital-and-health-care

Also, I'm going to point out that I will be shadowing doctors once the COVID-19 pandemic dies down (hopefully). Any other ways to know whether being a doctor/surviving medical school is right for you? Iqra T. Translate
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Samantha’s Answer

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My question for you is, why else do you want to be a doctor? In order to become a doctor, you have to be passionate about education. As a doctor and in your journey to become a doctor, you learn everyday. Medical school is hard!
I knew I wanted to be a doctor because I absolutely loved science and health. I always had a hunger to learn more. I became involved in programs that gave me greater exposure to the healthcare field. I spent a summer shadowing doctors in the ER. I was fortunate enough to be able to shadow other doctors in other specialties as well. I volunteered to help in a nursing home. I surrounded myself with opportunities that could help me see if that environment was really where I wanted to be for the rest of my life. And I absolutely loved it. So that's why I chose to pursue medicine. It isn't easy, and it wasn't easy getting to where I am today (in medical school). But if you are passionate about science, medicine, health, and helping others, and you have the determination and the grit to do it, then go for it. I am not yet a doctor, but even after the many many many hours of studying everyday, I am still happy that I am on the road that I am.
Thank you and best of luck to you on becoming a doctor!! Iqra T. Translate
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Rachel’s Answer

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I grew up knowing that I wanted to be a doctor because I was raised in a medical family. I went into surgery because I like to work with my hands and I like seeing immediate, definitive results when treating a patient. The road to medicine is long and I spent 14 years school/training after high school. However, I continue to enjoy the daily challenges that my job provides. Yes, I am still passionate about my career.
Thank you and I'm glad that you still enjoy your job! Iqra T. Translate
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Richard’s Answer

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I grew up in a family of physicians and they all seemed to have satisfying careers. There are a lot of long hours studying in the library followed by long hours in the hospital, but it is a fulfilling career. There are so many opportunities after medical school... different specialties appeal to different individuals. Or you can follow a nonclinical route in research or even hospital administration.
Thanks for the answer! Iqra T. Translate
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Estelle’s Answer

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I also grew up in a family of healthcare professionals, so I knew early on that practicing medicine would be a great field for me. As I see my kids' friends graduating from college and having trouble finding jobs in their respective fields, I realize even more how lucky we are in the fields of healthcare to have such a wide variety of professions and so many job opportunities. From doctors and nurses to scrub techs and medical assistants, we all play a significant role in helping people and have ample opportunity to practice our trades.
Good luck to you!
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Mallory’s Answer

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I hope you choose to become a doctor because I am only in my clinical years and I already find the experience rewarding, even at this stage of my career. One of the hardest parts about medicine is that it requires self-discipline and determination. It will not always be easy but I have never doubted that this is the right path for me. It can be overwhelming so you have to believe in yourself and have a strong support system behind you.

You can do it! Believe in yourself and make a plan. With the current crisis the healthcare field needs passionate people now more than ever. Stay strong!
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