I know that this is probably a weird question, but I've been thinking about it lately. How do physicians know (just from a few symptoms and a physical exam), A) what to look for, B) what tests to do, C) how to interpret those tests, D) what treatment to offer, E) etc..... Does it just come naturally after a certain point? Do you just go with intuition? Or is there a serious amount of debating (within your own head) about it could be this, but it couldn't be this, but if this comes back positive then it could be this, etc.? I just wonder if I'd ever be able to truly do that! With computers, for example, it's almost automatic how I think... I don't have any formal computer science training or anything, but just from my own trail and error, I can usually figure out how to do something and/or what is wrong with it. Someone will tell me "my computer has a little box popping up in the corner," and I just instinctively know which questions to ask, and based on their answers, I usually know the problem and how to fix it. Does medicine work in the same way (OBVIOUSLY much more complicated, but I mean, does it have sort of the same thought process?)?? THANKS so much for any opinions!