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What is the most rewarding part about being a doctor?

I am a freshman college student who is eager to learn more and more about the career I am working toward for my future. Being a doctor is rewarding for obvious reasons--you get to directly impact the lives of human beings--but are there any specific reasons why you felt rewarded by your career? Why? #doctor #professional -school #hospital #hospital-and-health-care #healthcare #medicine


Hello, I was a premed student but i switch to business. In my opinion, you are admired by your patient and society needs you. You feel wanted and fulfilled. 1/2 of my friend who was premed gave up on their plan. College is intense and expensive. Becoming a doc, u dont have much time for fun during your young year, you get burnt out and sometime depressed. That's the downside. Science major got paid pretty low if u dont go to higher education like doctoral program. Vy L.

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Naiara’s Answer

Hi Amanda,

That is a very good question, but not simple to answer. Medicine is definitely a rewarding career, but not for everyone. It is also very challenging and requires a lot of dedication, hard work, and patience. You need to ask yourself what your interests are and what you are passionate about. There are many different reasons why people become doctors, and if you ask all of us, I am sure you will get many different answers to why this is a rewarding field.

In college you have the opportunity to explore a variety of areas and activities. Use this time to get to know you and what makes you happy and excited! Good luck :)

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Richard’s Answer

Radiology is an exciting and dynamic field. For me personally, the procedures are the most exciting. For example, we recently introduced Y-90 radioembolization at our hospital. This provides a new opportunity to treat liver cancers and prolong lives.

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Sean’s Answer

Apply for internships. Take up research positions in your free time. Really take the time to tease out your skills and your desires because before you know it, you may be taking the MCAT and applying to medical schools. The medical school application is one of the most grueling experiences a college student can endure and it’s going to test your desire to become a doctor. It’s going to make you ask yourself if this is what you truly want out of your life and if you really do have a passion for the work.

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Sean’s Answer

If you haven’t tried other things to know in your core that being a doctor is your biggest goal in life, it will be a very difficult process for you. My overarching advice is that you do things while in college that get you out of your comfort zone and expand your horizons and your skills. Only then will you know which way your destiny is calling. As the old wives tale goes: if you love something, you must let it go. If it comes back to you, then it’s yours.

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Sean’s Answer

You have wonderful aspirations. I myself was a pre-med major in college and thought it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. My advice to you is to not confine yourself to one career path, even if at this particular juncture you are so sure that you want to be some sort of physician.

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