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The reason I want to become a doctor is because of Doogie Howser, M.D.

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Fumoffu, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Fumoffu

    Fumoffu Senior Member
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    I wish someone had the balls to use that as a response when asked "Why do you want to be a physician?," JUST to see the look on the interviewer's face. :D
     
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  3. bigbassinbob

    bigbassinbob Senior Member
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    Yes. I would enjoy that.
     
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    I've always figured that if I were to get in somewhere I want before an interview, I would respond either:
    1) the money
    2) Girls love guys in white coats
    3) I really like the TV show "scrubs"
    4) I thought it would be easy
    5) My mom and dad are making me do it..I REALLY want to be a dancer!!!
    6) Cutting people open is...i mean...sounds cool
    7) Easy access to drugs
    8) So I can be just like you.
    9) Everybody else is doing it and im a follower
    10) You've just given me number 10
     
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    I actually met Doogie Howser (Neil Patrick Harris) at a bar in Hollywood and had a beer with him - and that's what I told him. I think he thought I was completely crazy. Well, he's not far off.
     
  6. Neuronix

    Neuronix Total nerd
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    My response:

    "Because I've always wanted a ferrari."
     
  7. JohnnyOU

    JohnnyOU Slow like Honey
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    Why do you want to be a doctor?

    "It's probably the only way I can afford this drug habit"

    :)

    Johnny
     
  8. johnstoner

    johnstoner Ben Franklin on Hashish
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    what about..."b/c i wanted an Aston Martin DB9"
     
  9. Neuronix

    Neuronix Total nerd
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    When you get into med shcool that becomes:

    "Why do you want to be an anesthesiologist?"
     
  10. kaikai128

    kaikai128 Yes SIR. ;-)
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    1) the money

    There are people who have said this and have gotten in with this response. A friend of mine actually got a reply from his interviewer saying that it was the most refreshingly honest answer that he had heard all day...and he did get in.
     
  11. SailCrazy

    SailCrazy I gotta have more cowbell
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    I'd just say that its so I can eat while standing up and explain to my parents that gravity aids in digestion...

    ... you did see that episode, right?!?
     
  12. linoleum

    linoleum High Cholesterol Girl!
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    This made me make that snorting, stifle-the-laugh-because-other-people-are-sleeping, but gurgling-and-choking-on-cherry-pepsi sort of noise. :)

    Why do I want to be a doctor?
    Astronaut was taken... and they tell me Fairy Princess isn't a "real" job.
     
  13. ventulus18

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    v12 vanquish all the way

     
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    Why do you want to be a doctor?

    1. Didn't do well on the LSATs
    2. Not smart enough to be an engineer
    3. I like golf and free vacations
    4. Springboard to a career in politics
    5. Always dreamed of being a CNN medical correspondent
     

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