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Things I want in Life in Scrubs:

1. Personal Relationship with Patients

A. Take a long time each visit with each patient.

B. Limit number of patients to a small number.

C. Slow Medicine: Have patients I see briefly, for awhile, and for a long time, maybe even their whole lives like those with CF.

A hospital is not a revolving door business, it is a place to make connections with, establish trust with, become friends with, and be healed by people that work together as a team to help bring a person back to good health. This takes time.

Every person is worth investing that time and effort into helping.

2. Learn

A. View every mysterious medical problem as a mystery like a Detective looking for the answer based on the clues given and found.

B. Always be ready to learn about every Medical subject and even other relevant subjects.

C. Be educated enough to be qualified to work alone, but always willing to work as a team with others.

3. Hands-On Healing combined with other types of Healing.

A. Massage or something deeper and permanent.

4. Leadership

A. Encourage others to share their ideas.

B. Nurture others to become what I see the potential in them is for.

5. Teaching

A. Educate patients and all fellow staff with my knowledge according to their interests.

6. Help a variety of patients from the mildly sick to the extremely sick.

7. Go on a Medical Mission trip to Uganda Africa to my sponsored child's Brave's village to meet him and help his community.

8. Be open and willing to work with anyone, but focus on working with both old widowed women and orphaned or Fatherless children of any age, and those poorest of society.

9. Never be above getting my hands dirty and bathing patients, wiping butts, inserting IVs, and doing everything myself. In fact, sometimes I would prefer to do this myself or alongside a team.

A. A Doctor should never always be the one who never wipes butts.

B. A Nurse or CNA should never the one who always wipes butts or does vitals.

C. Everyone should work together as a team freely taking different roles within their qualifications.

If you want to lead you lead by example, humility, and service out of love.
 

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I would say what you want out of a career you should look into a different healthcare field. The only physicians that I can think of that spend a lot of time with patients are psychiatrists, but they do not have their hands physically on the patient. Physicians are really too busy with other things to do all the “busy work” you mention. I think your interests seem better suited to nurse, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or social work.
 
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I would say what you want out of a career you should look into a different healthcare field. The only physicians that I can think of that spend a lot of time with patients are psychiatrists, but they do not have their hands physically on the patient. Physicians are really too busy with other things to do all the “busy work” you mention. I think your interests seem better suited to nurse, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or social work.
I remember starting to read a book called "God's Hotel" where a type of "slow medicine" is introduced.

I didn't get very far in the book, but it seems to be a bio book about a Female Doctor who takes care of patients in a place where I got the feeling that the patient to Doctor ratio was lower than other hospitals and the the time spent with each patient was longer than other hospitals.

I don't think what I'm suggesting is something Doctors don't have time for if given the right circumstances.

I appreciate the suggestions.

While I enjoy promoting well mental health and the care of every part of a person Holistically in life and Medicine, I myself personally want to focus on the "physical" care of patients while I refer them to other specialists as needed for their other needs.

This is something I am struggling with figuring out.

I like the work that Nurses do, I myself am currently a Caregiver and I enjoy it.

However I can't deny the idea of obtaining the knowledge of a Doctor is exciting and I like the idea of being able to help a variety of patients with a variety of problems in a variety of settings.

I mention massage and physical therapy, but I don't want to focus on that, I want to do permenant healing using any combination of methods, but I would like to include that in my methodology.

I think perhaps if I choose the right location to work, I could take my time with each patient.

I'm confused about your question that is phrased around various statements that don't really make sense. What's up with the lettering and numbering? What is "Life in Scrubs"?
What doesn't make sense to you?

The format is bulletin, the numbering is numbering and the letters are meant to indicate further details under each number.

The question was given to ask if what I am talking about sounds like any Profession anyone is familar with or does themselves.

I am trying to dig deep into the treasure of knowledge that is Student Doctor Network Forums.

I thought perhaps I was suited to becoming a Med-Peds (Internal Medicine combined with Pediatrics) Medical Doctor who doesn't accept too many patients at once, like a limited amount of short term patients

and chooses to have a majority of his work be care of long term care patients.

One group of people who interest me are those with Cystic Fibrosis who spend a large part of their lives in the hospital in and out from birth to death as this is a genetically inherited problem.

I guess it doesn't make sense to some people why someone would want to have the knowledge of a Doctor, but enjoy being by the bedside of a patient caring for them not just through paperwork, but through physical touch and emotional connection and building trust as well.

Nurses may do most of the physical part, but Doctors are supposed to be trained to be able to do that as well and probably did do that in history especially with limited staff and resources.

I don't necessarily want to always be doing everything myself, but I don't want to have so many patients or be too busy to lend the Nurses or any other staff a physical hand in the care of the patient.

I know someone may suggest Nurse Practitioner, but their knowledge just isn't on the same level with Medical Doctors.
 
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OP, can you change your SDN name? As soon as possible. The rule is to stay anonymous on the internet as much as possible

Most of us also like to read posts that are short, concise, and to the point. Not too much sentimental ramble

Don't capitalize NP, Nurse, Doctor when not needed
 

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Exactly what I was thinking lol.
yeah it is amazing how many talented ppl really make themselves look bad by writing in a pompous manner. It was fashionable in 19th century and was considered to be a sign of a good education, but now simple, concise and humble writing, especially in essays and such, can take you just so much further. I am not a native speaker, but as a behavioral health professional writing styles like this make me cringe and shiver. I automatically develop a strong negative bias towards a person who writes like this... I dont know, maybe its just me.
 
OP, can you change your SDN name? As soon as possible. The rule is to stay anonymous on the internet as much as possible

Most of us also like to read posts that are short, concise, and to the point. Not too much sentimental ramble

Don't capitalize NP, Nurse, Doctor when not needed
I just did change my name and picture, someone else pointed that out to me, but thank you for pointing that out as well.

I make no apologies for the length of my post and I believe I organized it very well, especially compared to others who might post a wall of text.

I respectfully disregard your insult of my sentimentality.

I respectfully choose to disregard your command to not capitalize anything I choose to.
 
and the language..... Like... It just rubs me the wrong way. Language is a bit fake and pompous somehow, and a bit idealistic....
I am sorry you seem so jaded from life experiences you don't believe a genuinely caring heart when you see one.

Like I said in my post, this is what I want out of Life in Scrubs, idealistic and willing to make it reality, I am, fake I am not.
 
yeah it is amazing how many talented ppl really make themselves look bad by writing in a pompous manner. It was fashionable in 19th century and was considered to be a sign of a good education, but now simple, concise and humble writing, especially in essays and such, can take you just so much further. I am not a native speaker, but as a behavioral health professional writing styles like this make me cringe and shiver. I automatically develop a strong negative bias towards a person who writes like this... I dont know, maybe its just me.
I feel sorry for you that you can not be open to believing someone is genuine before assuming the worst of them.
 
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I am sorry you seem so jaded from life experiences you don't believe a genuinely caring heart when you see one.

Like I said in my post, this is what I want out of Life in Scrubs, idealistic and willing to make it reality, I am, fake I am not.
I am not calling YOU fake - i do not know you. I am simply telling you how your messages read. It is simply a matter of language.
 
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I see no need to repeat what i already stated in my first post.
i think you misunderstand me. You list the things that you need. However, how is that different from your current position? And which ones of those do you think you can only find in MD job? For example, i personally was choosing between career of PhD in biochemistry and and MD. I thought about it, - i knew i could be a researcher in both, but i know that as a PhD i cannot work with patients, so it would limit the directions that my career could take.
You said you are working as a caretaker now, if i am not mistaking? So, what from this list you cannot do at your current positions that makes you consider a job of a physician?
 

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We apologize if it offended you. We also appreciate the organization and thought you put into your posts
But it's just too much. Be short and concise, lengthened only if necessary. The way we reacted emulates how your fellow students, professors, med school adcoms, future colleagues will react if they see this style of writing.

Back to your question. Reading your initial post over again, I think you fit the qualities of a hospitalist or family doctor. They encompass the 1~5 points you raised
 
i think you misunderstand me. You list the things that you need. However, how is that different from your current position? And which ones of those do you think you can only find in MD job? For example, i personally was choosing between career of PhD in biochemistry and and MD. I thought about it, - i knew i could be a researcher in both, but i know that as a PhD i cannot work with patients, so it would limit the directions that my career could take.
You said you are working as a caretaker now, if i am not mistaking? So, what from this list you cannot do at your current positions that makes you consider a job of a physician?
Well the knowledge, I have a need to know, Leadership appeals to me as well, Teaching patients and other health care professionals is desirable to.

I love caring for 1 patient, but I would love caring for many patients, I see knowledge, training, and experience as the tools to help me do that.

I just don't want to be too busy to take enough time that every patient needs or prevented or unable to physically care for a patient occasionally like a Nurse does or have some degree of that incorporated into my methodology of care.
 
We apologize if it offended you. We also appreciate the organization and thought you put into your posts
But it's just too much. Be short and concise, lengthened only if necessary. The way we reacted emulates how your fellow students, professors, med school adcoms, future colleagues will react if they see this style of writing.

Back to your question. Reading your initial post over again, I think you fit the qualities of a hospitalist or family doctor. They encompass the 1~5 points you raised
With due respect, this is not a Medical School class paper assignment.

I am being open, honest, digging deep from my heart and being as lengthy as necessary, but I don't feel the need to concise my messages in this non-professional and non-classroom or non-offical environment.

This is extremely important to me, as I don't want to be making a huge commitment of time, money, energy, and other things into something I'm not sure about.

And if I am sure about it, finding my niche in the Medical Doctor field.
 
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Not trying to rain on your parade, but I think you should probably focus on getting into med school first (assuming you’re a premed, humbly apologize if not). Most people I know who are incoming med students have absolutely no or at most, only a vague idea of what they want. That will only change based on what type of research, mentors, experiences they’ll get in medical school. So thus, try to not get caught up in the details. Either you want to be a doctor or you don’t. Surgeon, psychiatrist, internist... doesn’t matter unless you get in and are successful in school
 
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You do realize there’s niches within each field of medicine right? Heck, there’s enough I won’t even try to list examples. If you want to be a doctor, work on getting into med school then carve out your niche. Why settle for a role when you can make your own
 
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