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I Am Going to Become a Doctor

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    I Am A Doctor

    There's no frickin groups on "I went to medical school" or " I am out of medical school" so I joined here. I mean, honestly, what am I paying you people for? I didn't attend six years of evil medical school for nothing people. Throw me a frickin' bone here!Well, I have to go. #2...
    Idealizer Idealizer 16-17, F Oct 16, 2013

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    Just That Feeling...

    People say a lot of crap about a person's decision to become a doctor.  Oh they're just is in it for the money and they don't believe in helping people.  Whatever. All I can do is speak for myself.  Have you ever just liked someting so much that when compared to everything...
    Marko1242 Marko1242 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 11, 2011

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    The Right Thing

    There's no other profession that is more demanding and mentally exhausting; yet helping other's just feels to click a switchthe right or wrong switch that tells me what I need to do is helping our brothers and sisters, not because of religious reasons; but because we have to take...
    Abethe1 Abethe1 22-25 Feb 3, 2011

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    Probably a Psychologist, Thoug...

    Probably a psychologist, though.
    sondosia sondosia 18-21, F Jan 10, 2007

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    Here I Sit, Supposed to Be Doing Homework

    Here I sit, supposed to be doing homework. My final essay is due in two days for the semester, I've been up all night studying, and I've got work in two hours. What I just explained is a nearly typical day in this life of college and work, however, I do it all with a smile. I...
    Gitfiddle2000 Gitfiddle2000 22-25 2 Responses Dec 11, 2008

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    I Can Handle the Work (maybe)

    I come from a family with traditional "hard work & an education gets you everywhere" values, so I've always been pushed to get good grades and not let anything else distract me. (That's part of the reason why I'm not fond of relationships -- it's been bred in me...
    AntOnTheMirror AntOnTheMirror 18-21, F 3 Responses May 20, 2007

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    Living the Dream?

    I'm new, Hello everyone! I hope to receive a great number of responses as I hope to change my career and ultimately my life to a long standing dream. Maybe I'm being foolish however, throw caution to the wind and I'll throw it out there anyway. Since I can remember people and...
    DreamsGoLive DreamsGoLive 36-40 1 Response Jun 12, 2009

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    I'm American but I'm not.

    As a child I had a hard time learning English alone, because the American family that raised me were unstable and moved around to many states. Once I started school I went to countless schools for years. It wasn't until the 5th grade that we settled in one city until I...
    lifeafterdeath7 lifeafterdeath7 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    A Doctor?

    I am going to be a doctor! But not your typical type of doctor. Screw humans, I am going to be an animal docor! That's right, a veterinarian. They are considered doctors believe it or not. I have always loved animals and I want to cure their illnesses and make sure they stay...
    cowchick14 cowchick14 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2011

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    I'm Too Stupid.

    I'm Fifteen, and I AM going to be an Oncologist, that is definitely what I want in life. (Got hooked on Casualty and House, MD. Love Wilson. And yeah, I know that being a real doc will be nothing like it.) I'm Home Educated - well, not really. I'm Auto-didactic and sometimes...
    RemusStone RemusStone 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 23, 2010

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    I'm 23 Y/o And I Want To Become A Doctor.

    I'm planning to become a dermatologist. No matter what the timeline. I've already graduated from Medical Assistant. Finished most of my pre requisite classes. Planning to take upper division classes in the sciences to look academically competitive. And start working...
    justphophun justphophun 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2010

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    There is nothing more they I have ever wanted

    than to become a doctor . A gynecologist to be exact . I knew from 5th grade and on that being a doctor, was what I was going to do with my life . I can't imagine myself doing anything else . I daydream about my white coat . Walking around in my high heels and my dress with a...
    FUTUREMD23 FUTUREMD23 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    My Career

    I've always wanted to become a doctor. The idea of helping people and being handy in survival situations would be great.
    w33n33s w33n33s 22-25, M Nov 18, 2013

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    I'm Pretty Sure I Can Do It

    I just finished my first year at Boston University. I managed a 3.80 GPA, with my only non-A grades being a B in a Spanish Literature class for Spanish speakers, and a B+ in a religion course. In my spare time, I watch surgeries on www.livesurgeries.com, and I can't see myself...
    Aggro Aggro 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 1, 2007

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    MY Sister Is the Bright One In...

    MY sister is the bright one in the family, i am the social one
    khelm24 khelm24 Jan 10, 2007

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    Technically I am a doctor.

    Well, at least overseas, in that third world country I got my degree from. I have yet to pass my boards here in the States. Because, naturally, a medical school in a third world country isn't accredited in the developed world. It wouldn't have been a third world country if its...
    FryMorgan FryMorgan 22-25, M Aug 19

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    I Want To Become A Doctor (i Think)

    Im nearly coming to the end of my high school years and my plan all along has been to go to medical school and become a pediatrician, but now im starting to have huge doubts. Im big into sport and im worried during the long time im working to becoming a doctor will i have to drop...
    sportyfreak sportyfreak 16-17 3 Responses Aug 1, 2010

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    I Am Scared

    In a few months I will finally be a doctor. And I am terrified. I feel like I tricked my way through college, and often wonder how someone like me will be allowed to be an actual real life doctor. I am freakin terrified.
    JosieJoe JosieJoe 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2012

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    MCATs and Other Hurdles

    I'm a 3rd year at USC in the BacMD program. I got my MCAT scores back not too long ago and got a 36! I was so happy! After that everything else seems so small. Genetics, cellular biology, physiology, biochemistry... it never ends!
    efitzpat efitzpat 19-21, F Nov 14, 2007

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    A Long Road Ahead

    I have just applied to school for pre-med.  I want to get another degree.  This time in biology.  I already have a BA in international studies.  I can't wait to get started to become a doctor!  It will take forever, but I think it is something I must...
    Sncats Sncats 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 14, 2009

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    Combining This Study And Family..

    With a LOT of effort and a lot of obstacles, I finally got accepted at my university to study medicine. Only God knows how happy and thankful I am for that, since it's the only thing I want in life. Ever since I was a kid, I've always wanted to help the poor and the sick, even if...
    Rapunz3l Rapunz3l 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2010

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    I Thought I Was Born For This

    Just before starting medical school two horrible things happened to my family. First I lost a member of my family. Cancer won. He had the best doctor you could imagine. A real man. One who held his hand, knew his work, had time to talk to us, his family. Soon after another...
    Ann11191 Ann11191 18-21 3 Responses Mar 13, 2011

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    Preparing For Usmle 1

    I am already a doctor in my country.. just passed the board exam but I didnt continue residency training. i want to be a doctor in us. Right now, Im preparing for step 1... exam is tough.. I hope I make it..
    prettyangelMD prettyangelMD 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    I Thought I Did...

    I decided to become a doctor a few years ago, after longing to be an author (love reading) and then a psychologist (I'm not proud of this, but it was because of good pay and flexible hours). I've just started Med School in France. It's a terrible system: they accept ANYONE and...
    LaDiva2708 LaDiva2708 18-21 1 Response Sep 19, 2010

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    Doc...

    If I would of, I would have been one heck of a good doctor.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Dec 4, 2011

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    Importance Of Keeping Quiet

    I am a med student in India. There is this stigma on diseases like cancer , where people believe that once they have it, it is time to say goodbye. So I was taking a case of thyroid, I did every examination in the book and everything as they say, was within physiological limits...
    thedreamerme thedreamerme 18-21 Oct 27, 2012

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    The Lucky Ones

    I used to be one of them. A barely mid twenty something making more money than I could figure what to do with at that age. And then I went to med school. And I hate to admit it, but somewhere in the back of my mind it's there.. too shy to come out,  though it does, to...
    dreamweaver127 dreamweaver127 31-35, F 15 Responses Feb 16, 2010

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    Yup

    After bouncing around in college for a couple years and taking about a gazillion and eight classes, I finally rested on becoming a physician. Get to break into Organic Chemistry next semester (.....gun, anyone?), but I digress, it will all be worth it in the end.  What...
    Boxer22 Boxer22 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 2010

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    This is my dream . . .

    I want to be able to help people. I don't care so much about the money, as long as I can live and help others. I'm also incredibly curious about how the body works.
    Raptorpsychologist Raptorpsychologist 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    Any One From India

    Hello friends... Is there anyone from India? Anyone speaking Hindi language?
    nimishmaheshwari nimishmaheshwari 18-21, M Aug 24, 2013

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    Long Days Ahead

    I'm currently in fourth year of a six year course. You have to be in for the long haul. The learning and exams don't end after med school either. You're going to hate the paperwork and the long hours and the amount of time away from your loved ones - so make sure this is the...
    jhasam jhasam 22-25 Jun 7, 2008

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    Markus`S Doctor

    so markus gets hurt a lot. recently he was playing with scissors and his mom yelled at him, he jolted and dropped the scissors. now he was a hole in his foot. he gets hurt almost everyday. i worry and i told him when we travel that he wouldn't need to worry about finding a doctor...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 25, 2013

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    I Am Not Good Enough To Be A Doctor.

    I have wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember, but now I feel like I'm just not good enough. I'm in my senior year of high school and I wanted to go to FSU with my sister and cousin but the financial burden would have weighed heavily on my mother since my scores...
    violared violared 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2013

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    I Fear To Go Wrong

    I'm doing my graduation (MBBS) here in India. One and a half more year and I will be having a degree of doctor. But the thing is I'm personally not feeling like a doctor. I'm doing graduation from a private institute and being a private hospital and on outskirts of city, we didn...
    nimishmaheshwari nimishmaheshwari 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    Simple Me,simple Story

    My story begins from my childhood when i was used 2 say that i will give you injections(in respective of becoming a doctor).... But things change along with time..i found out in my 10th standard that i have keen interest in maths as well as biology..but as i'm lazy abt cramming i...
    angelwithdarkness angelwithdarkness 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    Losing My Belief...

    All of my life I have been the 'clever one'. I'm an only child, the only one who can make my parents proud, I want to make them proud, I have the chance right here and now to decide what I get to do for the rest of my life. I'm 16. I'm too young. I'm not ready. All of my life I...
    PurplePhantom95 PurplePhantom95 16-17 4 Responses Apr 9, 2011

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    Angry And Confused

    When applying for medical school at age 19, no one in the family sat down with me to give me advice. When I did't get in and decided to do a different degree with the aim of trying graduate medicine after, no one told me of the other options or gave me any advice. Now everyone...
    princessflo princessflo 26-30, F Aug 8, 2012

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    Doctor's Role In Society

    It still perplexes me. What do I want to acheive as a doctor (once I become one that is)? Anyone can spew out the crap about saving lives and helping people etc etc. Why are doctors so respected in society? Should they be more respected than the teacher, engineer, dinner lady or...
    indianjuggler indianjuggler 18-21 1 Response Jan 1, 2009

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    I Know I Have A Long Way To Go, But I Found My Calling. :)

    Another 4 years of study, discipline, determination, hard work... This is just my start! After a long months of soul searching, I've finally discern the pattern of my dots. Now, I am ready to commit myself to this. I guess I'm no longer  restricted to the signs and symptoms, but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 21, 2013

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    I Want To But....

    Hi it is good i can talk about the main event of my life which is becoming a doctor . i am a 3rd year now . as far as i can remember i never wanted to be a doctor or anything actually i just liked going to school getting good grades and making my parent pleased . dont start...
    redanger redanger 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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    I will strive for it no matter what.

    Hopefully I'll be successful with this goal. :) I really dreamed so bad for me to become one. And this year is my first step. To become a doctor means everything to me because in that way, I'll be able to help people, especially my family and relatives. It would be an amazing...
    Amandra Amandra 18-21, F 1 Response May 2

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    A Dream...

    I've wanted to be a doctor since the age of 5. I would always ask for those doctor play sets for Christmas and from then on it became a goal. I thought about being an ER doctor but that's alot to handle so I might become a DO. Either way I'm going to become a doctor.
    Val3ntine Val3ntine 18-21, F 1 Response May 31, 2010

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    Its Just A Dream, "maybe I'm Going To, Maybe I'm Not"

    since i was a kid i have been wanting to become a doctor. when i was a kid i used to get admitted very often due to my sickness and when i see doctors and nurses checking patients treating them. This is when i began dreaming about it.i was an average bright student till my 7th...
    mistiee mistiee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 6, 2011

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    Rambling Introduction

    First off, I'd like to recognize that the time here is 3:00 A.M. Nothing unusual whatsoever these days. I'm up most of the night, and sleep most of the day. I do in fact differentiate between your typical bum though. I have the common sense to be thankful (as much as I can be...
    BiggerFasterStronger BiggerFasterStronger 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Being a doctor was not just a dream for me it was my fate...Every one in my family is a doctor or married to a doctor...so I was obligated to become a doctor so I can fit well in...
    ffdp84 ffdp84 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I just had a visit with my female urologist I had painful urination and ejaculations.So she asked my medical history and then my sexual history.How frequent my urinations were how...
    justmyskin justmyskin 56-60, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Hi all, I've been lurking a bit on this forum. Thought I'd share my experience. I'm going to be wearing a catheter and nappy for 3 months, to help bring me more close to real...
    mazah mazah 18-21 4 days ago

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    I had an outbreak from shaving, But I told the doctor I had googled everything on Herpes & was sure I had it. She told me it didn't look like it but she tested me & sent me on my...
    always0116 always0116 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Case study for all you doctors: my dad is a 49 year old Caucasian retired veteran with pulmonary, cardiac, and orthopedic issues. He has sleep apnea (treated with a C PAP machine...
    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    I've been sick or about two weeks and I finally went to the doctor well more like doctors assistant but anyway she did a strep test to see if I had strep throat. I ended up biting...
    AngelWithASecret2 AngelWithASecret2 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I want to become a Neurologist. In 2008, I almost lost my mom to hematoma which is a blood clot in the brain. Her surgery saved her life. My fiancé has Multiple Sclerosis...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    This happened a couple of months ago when I knew that I was due for my allergy shot which I get ever 6 months. I almost wore my thong last time but chickened out but this time I...
    laud23 laud23 31-35, M Aug 18

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