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How can I become the best doctor I can?

I have always liked medicine and science. I plan on going to medical school and then attend in nurses apprentice to get experience in the medical field.

Thank you comment icon The best way to become a good doctor is first your aim and then your struggle . Work hard to get your dreams . Also focus on up-to-date knowledge and the main focus is hand on practice. shumaila Anjum

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Michel’s Answer

I think one of the best things I did that allowed me to know what makes a good doctor and a bad doctor was watching different doctors work. I have worked with some doctors that do things that I really did not like. Never looked at a patient. Never reassured them that they were okay. Never gave the patient more then a grunt. I looked at these things and realized that these experiences help us grow as students. Take the things that you like from good doctors and be cognizant of the things that you don’t like from other doctors. Start to make your own style and really just treat people the way that you would like to be treated. Be there in the moment this is such an overused term, but actively listen to the patient. Many patients are telling you stories that absolutely suck. People are not in the hospital to just chat about a random fun story. They are there because they are sick or their parent is sick. You are going to create lasting impressions on these people and you want them to leave the hospital knowing that you really cared about them, and wanted to make a crummy situation better.

Compassion, knowledge and understanding will make you a good doctor. Practice also makes perfect, but you want to be practicing good technique.
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Abdoulie’s Answer

Well start learning early. If u have a family doctor ask around see if they can point you towards a great path or towards the right people.
Being a doctor is far from easy and takes a lot of time, so experience should be a priority for you.
Ask around, neighbors, old teachers, principals, family members, idk do DoorDash and if u end up delivering food to a old person or in a really wealthy neighborhood if it’s an order where u hand it to the person hand it to them and see if u can strike a convo and ask if they know a guy who knows a guy that can be of great benefit to you in your quest to become a doctor or maybe even the mayor, sheriff or governor of where you live. If u can get real experience especially whiles you are learning wether it be in college, public college or a vocational school it will be like literally taking what u learned and apply it same day or similar, rather than learning someone and before you ever get to apply it in the real world it takes years later.


Also have a schedule, take care of your physical and mental health and have a strict schedule. The more organized you are the better. Organization and consistency will be of great benefit to you and how people view you regardless of what career you pursue.
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Pamela’s Answer

Hi Coby,
Study hard and take every opportunity to learn, even when you’re tired. Look for ways to observe people who do what you want to do - shadow a doctor whenever you can. Be accountable, know your strengths and weaknesses and never be afraid to admit when you’re wrong or when you’ve made a mistake. Forgive yourself (we all make mistakes), but always seek to improve. Take a little time away from your studies and your work now and then, and remember how important self-care can be. Find a group of friends or colleagues you can lean on when times are hard - there will be many times when you need the support of those in your field who can empathize. Always think of your patients first while you are working - empathy is crucial. Look at them and truly see them. Listen to them and truly hear them. They will thank you for it and the rewards will make all the hard work worthwhile.
I hope this helps! Good luck to you!
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Megan’s Answer

As long as you care that’s all that matters! Do well in your science major, apply to medical school then when your done with medical school you have to decide what kind of doctor you want to be and apply for a residency position in that field. That’s where you get all your specialized hands on training for several years depending on the specialty you choose. No need for a nursing residency after completing medical school because you would be a doctor not a nurse.
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