What Type of Doctor Do You Want to Be?
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Med school is a stressful couple of years as it is. Most people think that once you have been accepted into medical school and start classes, the decision making process is over! But, that is not at all the case. You still need to figure out what kind of medicine you want to pursue! So, before you start day dreaming of the office door reading " Dr. (insert your name here)," consider these tips on how to find which medical focus is best for you.
1. Consider your strengths and weaknesses
Seriously, really consider this one. You'll be spending a lot of time at work, once you graduate, so it is important that you feel comfortable and confident in your new work environment! Knowing more about yourself and your abilities will help you make this decision.
2. How do you feel about medical procedures?
If you're not a fan of taking off limbs in orthopedic surgeries, or think that super long surgeries aren't for you, find what you think is enjoyable or interesting and go from there! Remember, you should never work a day in your life if you enjoy your career!
3. Clinic or hospital?
These two environments are extremely different. Make sure you know which is best for you, and which you can perform most efficiently and effectively in!
4. Is work-life balance important?
Many doctors end up spending most of their days in their hospital/clinic, but every kind of medicine requires different amounts of attention. It is so important to consider this when planning for your future!
5. There is still time to decide
We all know how quickly time seems to fly by, but there is still plenty of time for you to make a well thought out, educated decision. Take that time to really explore your abilities, preferences, and future plans.
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Last Updated June 13, 2018