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Why do you want to be a doctor?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Member 870, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Member 870

    Member 870 The Member... 7+ Year Member

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    This is the question that pretty much every applicant gets asked. So why do you, members of the SDN forums, want to be a doctor?
     
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  3. Lests55

    Lests55 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    to help people
     
  4. vector2

    vector2 ASA Member 10+ Year Member

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    free lipitor prescription pads and cialis pens
     
  5. Dr.Detroit

    Dr.Detroit Boogie Member Physician 7+ Year Member

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    chicks dig it.
     
  6. karmega5

    karmega5 MS2 2+ Year Member

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    Free drugs. And I like paperwork
     
  7. minah86

    minah86 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Sorry, but you aren't going to get many real answers.
     
  8. NickRiviera

    NickRiviera MS-Never 2+ Year Member

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    $, why else?
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  9. Robizzle

    Robizzle 1K Member 2+ Year Member

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    Good pay, easy lifestyle, and flexible work hours :D
     
  10. Mr. Tee

    Mr. Tee Indentured servant 7+ Year Member

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    So I can hold a Botox party.
     
  11. Catalystik

    Catalystik Providing herd protection Physician Faculty SDN Advisor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Inside the tesseract
    We provide potential opportunities to poor malpractice attorneys.
     
  12. JohnMadden

    JohnMadden Political Refugee 2+ Year Member

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    Because everyone else is doing it.
     
  13. pyrois

    pyrois 2+ Year Member

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    What? Nobody yet?

    Okay, I'll do it.

    My Asian parents told me to.
     
  14. Gospe1

    Gospe1 10+ Year Member

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    Because I can't stand having MR. in front of my name
     
  15. armybound

    armybound future urologist. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    to improve my chances of nailing a hot nurse
     
  16. undrcovrgunner

    undrcovrgunner Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    :laugh: :laugh:
     
  17. Timmythemic22

    Timmythemic22 Beep Beep Ribby Ribby 10+ Year Member

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    So I can move to the Allo forum permanently and finally rid myself of these beaten-to-death topics.

    Good job, troll.
     
  18. pyrois

    pyrois 2+ Year Member

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    I'm 100% certain, that if I take the threads from each application cycle, that every thread that exists this year, has existed every year past.

    Wheel of Time anyone? Nobody? Fine.

    In any case, there's nothing wrong with repeat threads. They happen every year with every thread and every poster.
     
  19. HannahDH

    HannahDH Immunologist 2+ Year Member

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    Because becoming a doctor, I can not only have the knowledge of medicine but also can save lives even outside of work. I would know what to do right away
     
  20. NickRiviera

    NickRiviera MS-Never 2+ Year Member

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    Oh no, a possible honest answer. You mean $ right? then = than?
     
  21. cnoevil

    cnoevil good with kids 2+ Year Member

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    yeah right..
     
  22. Falco2525

    Falco2525 5+ Year Member

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    my psychic told me to
     
  23. Falco2525

    Falco2525 5+ Year Member

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    it was confirmed by my magic 8-ball
     
  24. gotmeds?

    gotmeds? 5+ Year Member

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    So that I no longer have to look on SDN for answers to steal for my interviews.

    But of course, I'm sure that wasn't the OP's intent. Pre-meds have far too much integrity for that sort of thing.
     
  25. Auron

    Auron Cruisin' the Cosmos 2+ Year Member

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    because a caduceus materialized in my cerial. It was at that point that I knew I wanted to be a doctor
     
  26. IWant2BeADoctor

    IWant2BeADoctor License to Matriculate 2+ Year Member

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    There are many reasons. First and foremost is that you have the privelage of helping people.:) The nature of the job is another reason, being a Doctors is a very challenging position you constantly have to adjust and push yourself to the limit and beyond.

    The high pay and social prestige are just bonuses.
     
  27. sirus_virus

    sirus_virus nonsense poster 2+ Year Member

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    :laugh: :laugh: you are joking, right?
     
  28. IWant2BeADoctor

    IWant2BeADoctor License to Matriculate 2+ Year Member

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    In terms of pay Doctors don't get paid much at all until they finish their residencies. I think residency is something like 40k a year for 3 years. As for hours must doctors work 50+ hours a week.
     
  29. CAS97209

    CAS97209 2+ Year Member

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    :laugh: The things you have to go through with an Asian parent
     
  30. Towelie

    Towelie Resident Towel 5+ Year Member

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    Gyn exams.
     
  31. junqu

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    the answers I gave to different schools:

    So I can do boob jobs

    My favorite TV show is Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman

    So I can play doctor with you
     
  32. junqu

    junqu 2+ Year Member

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    what is this stock and reflexive in your interviews?
     
  33. foofish

    foofish 7+ Year Member

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    Funny, mine was burnt into my toast.
     
  34. HannahDH

    HannahDH Immunologist 2+ Year Member

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    Actually, I came from a very wealthy family... so money isn not the reason why I went into medical school.
     
  35. LeafNinja

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    Because I want to be Dr. House, minus the limp. That does not look too fun.

    Anyways my real answer, yeah mostly I want respect from people.
     
  36. Trismegistus4

    Trismegistus4 Worried Wellologist Physician 10+ Year Member

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    To rebel against my non-Asian parents who DIDN'T try to make me become a doctor.
     
  37. rickthetwinkie

    rickthetwinkie Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    Classic :laugh:

    So you like the diseased ones, eh?
     
  38. sirus_virus

    sirus_virus nonsense poster 2+ Year Member

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    emm... so what are you doing this weekend?:cool:
     
  39. IWant2BeADoctor

    IWant2BeADoctor License to Matriculate 2+ Year Member

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    So I can hit on the nurses...:p
     
  40. rickthetwinkie

    rickthetwinkie Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    too bad the hot ones can be far and few in between...
     
  41. DocYuki

    DocYuki The Gamer Student 5+ Year Member

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    to halp people.
     
  42. future_dr_house

    future_dr_house . 7+ Year Member

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    holy crap! I've never thought about that question. Maybe I really don't want to go into medicine :eek:
     
  43. BloodySurgeon

    BloodySurgeon Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Green is a good color on me (if I decide surgery). Id prob drop-out if I have to wear blue, its just not my color... :D ;)
     
  44. honker

    honker Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    The pay, the fast cars, and the free meals provided by your friendly local pharma rep.:D
     
  45. baylormed

    baylormed On the Search 5+ Year Member

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    Right behind you
    I like pajamas.

    I look good in white, as well as blue.
     
  46. Member 870

    Member 870 The Member... 7+ Year Member

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    I'm sorry, I didn't mean to troll. I'm new to the forums, and figured I should try to start more threads. Next time I'll put more thought into a topic before I post it. Maybe I'll even check if it's been done before...
     
  47. gsmithers68

    gsmithers68 2+ Year Member

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    pizza for lunch everyday.... I can't wait for interest groups! Oh and hot smart girls. I pretty much am doing it for the ladies. :cool: :cool:
     
  48. GoLAClippers

    GoLAClippers Banned Banned

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    You sure about that? I don't mind if you steal my answer for your interview: So that I can get laid with that hot secretary you guys hired at the admissions front desk, Dr. X. Could you please get me her number? ;)
     
  49. Wanna_B_Scutty

    Wanna_B_Scutty MS1 2+ Year Member

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    That pesky medical fetish drove me to it. :D
     
  50. Neelesh

    Neelesh 7+ Year Member

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    Because being a business major is too hard.
     
  51. EBI831

    EBI831 legend in the making 7+ Year Member

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    (1)so i can self-medicate. (2) b/c my dad says he'll buy me a car and a house when it's through (3) b/c my older brother said stay in school as long as possible and med school + residency is pretty long (4) b/c i think i'd look adorable in scrubs (5) so if i get pulled over for speeding, i can use my white coat as an excuse (6) oh and so i can help people just enough to ensure that they keep coming back to give me paydirt.
    DISREGARD 2-6.
     

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