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Does being a doctor still have social pulling power?

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  1. Dr. Sebastian

    Dr. Sebastian Famous Member

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    From my experience, being a doctor always makes an interesting topic for conversation in formal or informal social venues with non-doctors, whenever one is asked what we do. Of course you get completely different reactions if you say you are a GP or a plastic surgeon, but whenever you mention "I'm a doctor", the immediate reaction is usually one of admiration and respect.

    Do you have any interesting stories to share of this sort of experience? I'm a GP, so you can imagine people are actually not impressed at all (quite the contrary), but I think if you say you are a cardiologist or a neurosurgeon it is likely that people will make you a lot of questions and give you lots of attention.

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  2. anshu

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    no more,its commercial now,its a job u do and get paid for,jus that u end up a geek studying medicine and more oft than not fat,bulky and squarefaced by the end of urlife...
     

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    imho, general practice is under-rated... for those practitioners who are not lackadaisical, who keeo up to date, who know when they don't know and know who to refer to.
     

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    I am a senior tertiary care doctor with a healthy respect for GPs. In formal or informal social venues I just say when asked that I am a doctor and move on to another topic to avoid the talking shop which is what I am at the venue to get away from.
     

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