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Interview of Joseph Zuckerman (Prof/ Chair of Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU) about medical school and why one should still become a physician.

In this day where so many doctors say "don't do it" - this is a nice perspective - never forget the passion you all can bring to a field with the right understanding of who you are and why you are there

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This is true except for those who get into it for money - they will be disappointed with the time, debt, and decreasing income.
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IMO, most physicians who advise young people against going into medicine due to their own disillusionment probably haven't had to do anything else professionally. I think a lot of doctors take for granted that few other professions are as intellectually challenging as being a doctor.

Everything, absolutely everything, is what you make of it. And a piss poor disposition can make anything seem like a bad decision.


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I know for the nontrads, the ones that make it thru all the hurdles and challenges, it is the passion that keeps them going. When I invite them to present at conferences, it is amazing how their passion infects the participants, almost like a revival meeting.
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