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What it like to be a doctor


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Scheilla’s Answer

Time, patience and gratification.

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Estelle’s Answer

Being a physician is a great job. I have been practicing medicine for 30 years and cannot imagine a better occupation. I have the opportunity to have a positive impact on so many people and their families to help them stay healthy and to deal with illnesses. Being a doctor can be very stressful but is also very fulfilling. If you are interested in going into sports medicine, you will be helping people reach their greatest potentials as well as deal with and prevent sports injuries.
Good luck!

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Cynthia’s Answer

I have been a medical assistant for five years and have worked alongside many doctors in clinics and hospitals. Being a Doctor is a very rewarding job. I have learned that doctors get to manage someone's health! As a doctor you would manage their laboratory work, diagnostic tests, and medications; you are basically in charge of their health. You listen to the patient and work together with them to arrange a plan of action for diseases as well. My job is to help the doctor organize their documentation and carry out their orders. It requires a special person to want to be a Doctor because you must care about helping people. It often requires a lot of sacrifice with your time and effort.

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Trisha’s Answer

Hello Steven –

I’m thrilled that you are thinking about becoming a doctor. The answer really depends on each individual, their background and their field. I’m not a medical doctor. I’m a Ph.D. which is different, it is an administrative / philosophical realm. Each type of medicine regardless of medicine for people, domestic animals, farm animals, etc. and there are so many specialists within each field as well. It is all very different. I would encourage you to do a bit more self exploration and then set up some email interviews / phone interviews or zoom interviews by reaching out to a few doctors in the field that you think you might be interested in.

Even if you decide not to be a doctor, its fantastic to be exploring things that interest you. It truly is the only way to find out what will end up being best for you.

Best wishes to you.

Trisha Scarcia-King, Ph.D.

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