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Why medicine?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ludvikstein, May 10, 2008.

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Why medicine?

  1. the cash...$$..stable income ain't nothin wrong wid that

    26 vote(s)
    44.8%
  2. people need ya and you'd like to be there for em

    34 vote(s)
    58.6%
  3. reason...it don't matter b cuz mom or dad said so

    2 vote(s)
    3.4%
  4. the white coat makes ya feel tall and attractive

    9 vote(s)
    15.5%
  5. it ain't no joke and i'm a glutten for punishment

    10 vote(s)
    17.2%
  6. it's cool to study all the time and who needs a life

    15 vote(s)
    25.9%
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  1. ludvikstein

    ludvikstein Junior Member

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    I read this:
    http://www.thelancetstudent.com/2008/05/09/sojourn-through-india/

    And started thinking that people have different reasons for going into medicine: parents guide them, money, helping others, prestige, etc.

    But there a lot of other fields through which all these can be accomplished, maybe even more easily.

    So what's your reason?
    And, what's all the buzz about global health and social justice?

    lvd
     
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  3. 167649

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    So if I went into medicine to freestyle rap would I just pick all of them?
     
  4. ludvikstein

    ludvikstein Junior Member

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    ma fault...sometimes my ghetto speak comes out. However, I should haved added an "other/freestyle rap" category for those so inclined.
     
  5. Mayday

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    Actually, the main reason I want to go into medicine is because it looks like a job that I would enjoy a LOT. I don't care about the money really (although it is a nice side benefit) but I'm so sick of jobs I despise. I want a job that I will enjoy enough that it doesn't seem like work anymore.
     
  6. plauto

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    how about a passion for medicine, science, wanting to know how the human body works and applying those notions to fight diseases?
     
  7. ludvikstein

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    Agreed hard to capture every option in the poll. Slightly skewed based on options but interesting to see that helping people and income are 1 and 2.
     
  8. Wylde

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    what about: The work would be stimulating/fun?
     
  9. EpiPEN

    EpiPEN Aegis of Immortality
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    That would be a job in the adult entertainment business
     
  10. Wylde

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    You'd think medical school is competitive, but try busting into the porn industry when you have gonorrhea.

    Life is rough, they judge my STD and ignore my flaming personality!
     
  11. EpiPEN

    EpiPEN Aegis of Immortality
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    Cuz that's what the porn industry is looking for, a flaming PERSONALITY :laugh:



    Anyone doing medicine for the free drugs? :rolleyes:
     

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