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What is it like to be a doctor?

What is it like to be a doctor? How hard was it to get to med school? What is one thing you like about your profession? Pros and cons of being a doctor.

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Bhavna’s Answer

Hello Angelina,

Being a doctor involves long hours of studying to achieve a high level of medical expertise and the responsibility of providing optimal care to their patients. It requires dedication, determination, and resilience. Becoming a doctor requires a significant commitment, and getting into med school can be challenging depending on where you apply.

One of the greatest rewards of being a doctor is the satisfaction of helping others and saving lives. Seeing a patient's health improve and knowing that you made a difference is incredibly gratifying. Additionally, the profession is well respected, and the salary potential is good.

On the flip side, being a doctor can be stressful and demanding. A significant time commitment is required to maintain medical competency and stay up-to-date on treatments and procedures. Doctors are also exposed to the risk of legal, financial, and emotional liability. Moreover, in recent times, there are increasing instances of doctors not being adequately reimbursed for providing care.

I hope this helps. Good luck
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Mokua’s Answer

1) it's a matter of being full of care so that to serve humanity
2)for one to proceed to med school and be successful it needs alot of sacrifice, dedication,passion and hardwork.
3) as an Hearing aid specialist I love my proffession because with fitting of hearing aids an able to bridge the gap between individuals with hearing loss and those that have normal hearing.after bridging this gap you are able to see how families are connected, one is able to hear his/her family member talking and the smiles on their faces it's heartwarming
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Monica’s Answer

I am often asked what it’s like to be a doctor, and the first thing I always say is that “it’s not like TV.” As a doctor, you enjoy a certain amount of prestige in your community, and depending on your specialty and where you choose to practice, you can make lots of money. You have to opportunity to help sick people get well and stay well, and that is rewarding. That’s the good part.

The bad part depends on your perspective.

Medical school admission is extremely competitive, so you will need excellent grades in college and an excellent MCAT score. MCAT is the admission exam everyone has to take. Also, while you’re in medical school, you will be required to take a series of tests to continue to progress through the program. Then, after you finish medical school, you’ll have to compete to get into a residency program, and you’ll also have special board certification exams that you’ll need to pass. Soooo, if you don’t like studying long hours, working long hours, and taking tests, then you should probably not plan on being a doctor.

Practicing medicine is challenging. Actually it can be quite hard at times. Starting with medical school, there are endless demands on your time. Your time is never your own, really. Unless you have the luxury of joining a very large practice with several people in the same specialty you choose, you can expect to work really long hours and have very little social life or family time. That can be very discouraging, especially when you’re a young adult just coming out of school or residency. You just have to be intentional about self-care and prioritizing during your off hours, especially with family time.

I practiced Pediatrics, and the part I liked best was seeing and playing with kids. Kids are awesome. When you help a kid who’s really, really sick get better, it feels great. Everyone (families, staff, colleagues) is grateful, and you feel like all your hard work in school and residency paid off. But parents (and grandparents and other family members) aren’t always easy. They can be extremely demanding, so you have to have personal boundaries and firm standards about everything you do in your practice. Everyone you see won’t be happy with what you do for them, but the majority of your patients will be satisfied with your care, and they will remain loyal to your practice.

Hope this helps.
Thank you comment icon Thanks for the advice. Angelina
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