Bad reasons to want to be a doctor

By   |  August 18, 2008

As this year’s cohort of medical school applicants works on their secondary applications and gets ready for upcoming interviews, I thought I would post and debunk some undesirable reasons to want to be a doctor, some funny, some serious.  I probably don’t need to say this, but it really is important to know why you personally want to be a part of the profession, not just to answer the question but to have real justification for going down this path when it does become difficult.

So what is a good reason to want to be a doctor?  That would be the one that you discover yourself.  Even if you’re not going into medicine, it’s still important to determine your own reasons for doing something before you blindly delve into an undesirable pursuit.  Don’t just follow convention; instead, follow your head/heart.

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3 Comments on “Bad reasons to want to be a doctor”  (RSS)

  1. That would make me extremely nervous if my doctor’s only interest in the medical field was hot colleagues!

  2. thanks for pointing that out Sophius… it was actually a problem with our template’s stylesheets which we had to update to accomodate “list” functions… so now the bullet points should be displaying correctly. ;)

  3. Well articulated & concise! It might improve the piece’s format if you leave space in between each quote. But well done nonetheless ;)

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