This is what everyone has told me irl, so I’m honestly confused why people on here seem to hate the last 2 years so much?? I asked my old doctor at student health at my university to lunch so I could ask her about going into medicine (she was the only physician I really knew and she was kind enough to let me talk with her for an hour). As I write this, there are tears streaming down my face because all I ever wanted to do was be a doctor and help other people. Press J to jump to the feed. i plan on completing a microbiology degree because i think its cool. If you really want to be a surgeon, come to theatre. It teaches you an appreciation of existence and how we all co-exist on this planet. I love talking about it and thinking about cool cases. I do agree that M3 was a bit ehh at times. I don't have the personality or the "hobbies" to connect with residents/attendings...I don't have the smarts to do well on shelfs. A degree in Biology in itself is wonderful and opens your mind to the beauty of nature and life around you. ", I loved working with kids first, medicine second, I get payed damn well to play with babies and make them feel better, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the medicalschool community. You're going to be in charge of other residents after just a year. The chance to connect with people over things that actually matter to them, every single day. As doctors we solve diagnostic puzzles, and use our knowledge to determine the best treatment options. If you want to become a doctor in the UK, you’ll need patience and a willingness to do a lot of hard work. I love medicine and the healthcare field and i couldn't imagine myself doing anything else. I agree with the "depends on who you ask" assesment. Session 215. From grade one till the termination of senior secondary, I was an undisputed topper in my school. I like the job. It takes years and a rock-solid dedication to learn everything about medicine. What are some signs your doctor might not be a good doctor? You plug “stomachache” into Google and scroll through all of the information on gas and indigestion and other run-of-the-mill causes. I was a stage lighting designer for years before I learned that medicine would give me the same fulfillment with a lot less relative stress. I don't LOVE medicine. Top funny posts from the reddit subreddit askreddit. Fact: For all medical schools under the AAMC (which is almost all MD medical schools), All classes taken for a letter grade will be counted in the GPA that medical schools will see. I hate school so I just keep the endgame in mind lol. By Valerie M. Harrison August 15, 2009 0 Comments 1497 Views For centuries, the physician has been one of the most respected members of society. The highs and lows of identity development Med Educ. 2. Learn to suture, learn to hand tie. "Why do you want to become a physician assistant?" I do understand community service, and also I will be taking as many scienes as I can but most importantly the ones that are needed to pass the MCAT and get into medical school. Want to watch more amazing Reddit stories? My students’ joy after getting in is the primary reason I do what I do. I do agree that M3 was a bit ehh at times. “I know I want to do medicine but I’ve no idea why! I Was so Close to Death and Want to Help Others . I also genuinely love children (I’m in pediatrics), and preventative care. M3 sucks. Do you really want to be a doctor? If you don't know your strengths, there is a career counselor, mentor, a brave best friend or self-help book that can start you on your journey. Thanks. It was my dad who wants me to be a good doctor, but after reading this article you made it my dream. Don't give up, though! You'll find a lot of people chose medical school because...why not? It’s the most encouraging words you can hear as a premed. (However, I also hazard, if you think you’ll want to quit, after 1st year is the time to do so. In M3, I felt like I was actually doing something (we were pretty much used as interns at my school), which gave me a context for what I learned, and I wasn't having to memorize someone's PhD research. Knowing why you want to be a doctor is really about knowing your strengths and knowing your best and highest use as a human being. I do not want to have kids, I'm not interested in sex at all, I like being alone and always have since grade school, and I also do not want to feel "urges"anymore and they are just a bother. Patients trust their physicians with their most personal and intimate matters. I want to become a doctor so I can treat a large number of people with nutritional practices and lifestyle changes. Even looking at what attendings do with all the charting and bureaucratic nonsense, it's still much better than my last job or a lot of the other stuff I was considering. Thread starter orange peel; Start date Mar 31 ... dont want to go will just get harder and harder. 2012 Feb;46(2):132-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2011.04189.x. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Decided to take the plunge. God asks the doctor: "What do you believe in?" Here we give our expert advice on how to approach the question and what to include in your answer. Welcome to /r/MedicalSchool: An international community for medical students. I really don't like genetics, chemistry, or physics and i'm miserable taking these classes. Session 215. By Cari Romm. Why do you truly want to be a doctor? Doctors are long-term public investments: It takes over a decade to train a physician and residency programs are subsidized by the U.S. government. And it was true; I really did want to be a doctor and could not imagine myself in any other career. While you may enjoy a good medical drama, you aren't a big fan of studying.