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I Am Going to Become a Doctor

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It Seems Like Its Never Going to Happen

    Hi All.  so I'm a first year medical intern and its been hectic but extremly rewarding.  i think since i was small it something i always wanted to do.  i wanted to help people and make them better.  so i did it and now here i am I'm in my first year of being...
    Storm25 Storm25 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm Going To Be A Doctor

    Because thats what I'm expected to do. I don't really mind the idea and quite frankly school keeps me from getting bored. I would really like to be a homicide detective but it would be a waste of my intelligence as some say. Happiness doesn't matter when it comes to school.
    cammiealice cammiealice 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 2010

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Probably a Psychologist, Thoug...

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm 14, I really want to be a doctor because I enjoy human biology, and I just love to be around people. I'm a straight A* student, and my parents want me to go to oxford uni...
    Sciencelover Sciencelover 13-15, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I will start this out! Why does everyone want to become an Ob/gyn? I do because I have been interested in the field since I was about six and I knew I wanted to be a doctor or a...
    tealstreak2222 tealstreak2222 13-15, F Mar 23

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    How long did it take you to find a therapist you were comfortable with? Any horror stories? I was always very painfully shy, and my mother took me to see a therapist when I was 12...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I have nothing personal against my doctor, he's a rather nice guy I just don't like his nurses. I have no medical knowledges besides band aids and I know they screwed up. They were...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    Heyy , well every time i go to a doctor i feel nervous and scared , and after a while i feel light headed idk why its so wierd.... Even if im going to a dentist i feel the same
    nareen3 nareen3 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Throughout my teens and early 20's i considered myself to be a moderately social person, i worked and was able to hold a job, i partied even though im a really bed dancer, i...
    Dale1987 Dale1987 26-30, M Apr 9

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    I will need a sleep study done soon since haven't had one in years.The last time I had my longers on and shirt.I am going to ask my doctor if I just be nude for this test.I have...
    justmyskin justmyskin 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have been with someone for almost 7 years now. High school sweethearts, through the college years, we have done it all. In the last year or so I just do not feel happy. He is...
    tls2209 tls2209 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    People all over the world sufferFrom numerous diseases and painEvery now & then.O Doctors and PhysiciansThou art the beacon of hopeAlways kindled to them.The relentless service has...
    Skpan80 Skpan80 13-15, F Mar 31

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    I was getting a physical and the doctor noticed a lump in my breast. He told me to make an appt. to get it check out. I did. Day of I was in a hallway sitting on a chair waiting to...
    gr8love gr8love 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Like others, I not sure I can say I live it, but being nude in front of a doctor doesn't bother me at all. I generally just wear gym shorts, a t-shirt and sandals for my annual...
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I'm so exited! I'm on the way to the zoo now and I'm meeting family for Easter. I haven't been for a long time. I think its been 4 years. I felt like it's something for young kids...
    Alice1998 Alice1998 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    We all change, when you think about it, we are all different people all through our lives and that's okay, that's good you've gotta keep moving so long as you remember all the...
    LadyCNote LadyCNote 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I'm so happy!!!! Viking is allowed to take me to prom. <3 He's been working on getting his GED, and I'm a senior in highschool. The principal had told me Viking couldn't attend...
    XxSweetxSuffocationxX XxSweetxSuffocationxX 16-17, F Mar 26

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    When I was 17 my brother and I were both sick my mom took us to the doctor we had to get a shot my brother who was 12 at the time got a shot on his arm just like I always get mine...