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What Sparked Your Interest In Medicine?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by IWant2BeADoctor, May 17, 2007.

What Sparked Your Interest In Medicine?

  1. Volunteering at a Hospital/Clinic

  2. Exposed to Medicine by Family Members that are Docs

  3. Watching Grey's Anatomy,Scrubs,MASH,House,ER [insert show that glorfies/romanticizes doctors]

  4. When I heard Doctors Raked In the G's

  5. When I realized being a Doctor would impress the ladies

  6. Wanting to self-medicate

  7. Realizing Doctors would never be out of a job

  8. The Biomedical Research I did

  9. The idea of getting to Augment Breasts for a living

  10. My Family basically they would disown me otherwise[esp for you Asians and Indians out there]

  11. Other[please specify]

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. IWant2BeADoctor

    IWant2BeADoctor License to Matriculate 2+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    For me it was when I was 12 and first heard Doctors made a 6 figure income. If being a Doctor meant getting paid less than 6 figures my interest in Medicine would evaporate like water on a hot Summer's day. :D

    But I also do like working with people and being my own boss.:cool:
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  3. YupGypsy

    YupGypsy Banne*d for Tr*olling 10+ Year Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    post this crap in pre-allo
  4. IWant2BeADoctor

    IWant2BeADoctor License to Matriculate 2+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    My bad I thought this was Pre-Allo when I posted this "crap". Could some Mod move it to Pre-Allo for me. Thanks.
  5. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    guess nobody else wants to augment breasts
  6. njbmd

    njbmd Guest Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    May 30, 2001
    Gone Walkabout!
    Moving to Pre-allo so they can post to this poll.
  7. gsmithers68

    gsmithers68 2+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    Augmenting breasts and impressing ladies :laugh:
  8. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    Of course. These plastic surgeons on the Discovery Channel are standing there, copping a feel on some 25-year old, saying "Oh, yeah, these are really nice. I'm really happy with how these turned out," and the girl is standing there beaming.

    Well, I'm not really interested in plastics, but it was a funny poll choice.
  9. Surf Rx

    Surf Rx 7+ Year Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    Neil Patrick Harris did it for me. Doogie Howser baby!
  10. Dr. Pepper

    Dr. Pepper Duffman in Disguise 7+ Year Member

    I like the sound of the word augment.

    "I'll have a Whopper combo good sir, and don't forget to augment it!"

    Mmmm, augmentation.
    -Dr. P.

    P.S.: "Chicks, money, power and chicks." - Dr. Cox

    P.P.S.: I beat you to it MirrorTodd. "Early bird gets the worm" High Five!
  11. IWant2BeADoctor

    IWant2BeADoctor License to Matriculate 2+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2007

    You got to love Discovery Health.;) Also great show that chronicles the glamarious life of Plastic Surgeons called Dr.90210 on E There's an espisode where this Doc is saying the exact same thing.
  12. Trismegistus4

    Trismegistus4 Worried Wellologist Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jul 22, 2003
    Location: Location
    Lots of liars on here. The most popular answer is "volunteering at a hospital/clinic." Think about what that answer means. The question was "what sparked your interest in medicine?" So the people who chose that answer are saying that they weren't interested in medicine at all, decided out of the blue to volunteer at a hospital or clinic just for something to do, and only then began to think they might like to be a doctor. What a crock. Everybody knows that premeds volunteer at a hospital or clinic because it's a de facto requirement for med school admissions. The interest was already there when you started volunteering.
  13. geneticclone

    geneticclone Guest

    Jan 5, 2007
    scrubs. house. and life in general..
  14. Sophie

    Sophie Lead Foot 10+ Year Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Sacramento, CA
    Did research as an undergrad, realized after a year and a half that a life of that would make me lonely. Worked in a law firm, didn't like law. Tried out business, didn't like it either. Did a career search for: intellectually challenging, requires grad school of some sort, get to make a difference, lots of contact with people, get to learn throughout life, high enough income to be reasonably well off, don't have to take orders, relatively little crappy administrative/paper- work.

    Medicine was pretty much the only match. :p
  15. gsmithers68

    gsmithers68 2+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    I finagled a girl's breasts in public when I was a wee lad and decided that breast examinations were my calling. That is really what got me into medicine. That and pap smears. Oh yea.
  16. DuckHunter

    DuckHunter 2+ Year Member

    Dec 11, 2006
    To be the one to make the next generation suffer through the “turn your head and cough” experience that initiated us into the healthcare system so many years ago.
  17. xanthomondo

    xanthomondo nom nom nom Banned Physician 10+ Year Member

    how about having a life-changing surgery done to yourself?
  18. braintrust

    braintrust Banned Banned

    May 17, 2007
    I was scared of sciences and had always fought having responsibility in my life hence I knew that being a doctor was not an option. BUt I kept hearing that nagging thing, the calling. I tried everything I could not to become a doctor but that damn voice kept getting loader and more convincing. I really didn't begin to listen to it until my senior year in college and when I was finishing my business degree ( I had chosen it 'cause I didn't know what I wanted to do and no matter what my profession I would have a pay check and need to know how to best manage funds=pragmatic but still confused).

    Finally love of neuroscience thru my psych degree brought it down to research or medicine. A year of employment in reaserch after college at a medical let me know that I was not enthralled with the profession. But I was still scared of the responisbility of medicine and the difficult classes.

    I began to cautiously investigate medicine more. The trigger for me
    was when I sat in on a neuropathology dissection at the local hospital. I heard my first patient history and the emotional connection I felt with the patient was unreal. but she was dead and well that really only qualified me to be a mortician so I began to volunteer to see if I was capable of that same connection to a living breathing and complaining person... and the rest is history.

    When you've got a direction and a purpose for learning the drive and motivation make the hardest O-chem class seem merely like speed bumbs rather than a full blown obstacle course. My GPA has improved drastically and I finally know where I'm going.
  19. juiceman311

    juiceman311 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    nothing in particular inspired me. from a young age, i wanted to be a doctor. the desire never went away. knew it was for me after working in a level I trauma ER.

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