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