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Before you become a doctor

Discussion in 'Pre Medical Student' started by Dr aisha, Sep 30, 2019.

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    Before you become a doctor, know this.



    Say good-bye to your weekends and evenings.

    Be prepared to give up your life,You have to give lots of time, so much time that you can’t ever think of...You can never choose your own time because the timetable or rooster is fixed already by the institutor or company, you may get night shifts continuously, worst part even if you are on vacation at times you may be called, You may think 9-5 is your duty time, but it gets extended almost every other day and you may end up being there till 8

    · You may never know what speciality field you will choose until you have come till the final year of medical school. A lot of people go into medicine because they like science or the idea of helping people or saving people's lives, but with no idea of what they actually want to do. Some people don't even know their chosen field exists until halfway through!! And that should be normal

    · Choose your speciality carefully, you can never move back or take different roles later, this carer takes a lot of time and knowledge. A 24-hour shift will never be of 24, you will end up doing it for 30 hr s, as handover person has excuses most of the times or you have the task to complete which gets delayed



    · You're not going to be the smartest person in the room anymore. You probably spent your entire academic career being the most intelligent person you knew, but when you become a doctor, you're surrounded by brilliant people. There will always be someone who knows more than you do, and you'll feel bad about it. Especially in the beginning, you'll really struggle with this. But the sooner you swallow your pride, the sooner you can get over yourself and start really learning from those brilliant people.

    · you will constantly be reading even after you are doctor because you need to be updated accordingly, you can never stop studying even if you are 50 yrs.

    · Someday you may mess up things , like you have given overdose to patient , given wrong medicine that the patient ended up in the ice, but be honest, report immediately if that happens and you learn from your mistakes

    · You need to be really good at working with other people. Being a doctor is not a one-woman show. You have to work as a team with other doctors, nurses, and support staff, particularly if you're working in a hospital. You can disagree with someone's treatment plan, and you can hate who they are as a person outside of work, but when you're at work, you need to be professional. It’s very difficult to be with people whom you don’t like but you have to learn this

    · it’s always going to be difficult when a patient dies. No matter how often it happens in your line of work, having a patient die will always be sad. When the patient was really, really sick, it feels like any other person — you find comfort in the fact that they're in a better place for not suffering so much anymore. For patients with terminal cancer, their families have often accepted it toward the end, which makes it a little easier. It's harder when it's a kid who died in a freak accident or something suddenly went very wrong; you feel like it's a huge loss of potential, someone who could have changed the world. The whole department mourns the person.



    · Doctors and nurses don't always get along. It's a problem more often with older nurses, who have been doing their jobs for many years, and young, new residents. The nurses feel like they know better, and the residents don't feel like they're getting any support. But really great relationships can

    · you're not going to get rich.
    if you Calculate what makes you per hour, your friends who are not in medicine are making almost the same salary, literally working half the time as you are
     

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