Becoming a Doctor

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Becoming a doctor…well, that is no easy task. Metaphorically, it’s a love or hate situation. Before you decide to enter the field, you need to make sure you have the qualities of being a doctor, which are to be very personable, willing to help other people, passionate, determined, hard worker, and devoted to your job. One thing that immediately eliminates a lot of people from considering this field is the sight of blood. You have to make sure you can be able to see that, in order to even think about becoming a doctor. I made the decision to wanting to become a doctor when I was 15 years old. My brother got in an accident where he fell off his bike in the forest onto a log and one of the branches punctured right in his arm. My step-grandfather and I had to rush him to the hospital, since my mom wasn’t home. My mom ordered me, “Don’t leave your brother alone in the room, you have to stay with him.” I did as I was told, and the doctor came in shortly. He introduced himself, inspected my brother’s 3 inch wide puncture, turned to me and said “My nurse isn’t here, will you be my helper for today?” I nodded my head since I was scared to say no. I helped the doctor look in my brother’s arm for little splints, held my brother’s hand when they were injecting anesthesia around and in the gash to numb it, and kept pouring an antiseptic fluid in a tray for the doctor as he cleaned the wound and stitched my brother’s arm back up. It was an experience I would never forget, because since then, I decided that’s what I wanted to be, an Emergency Room doctor.

Eight to nine years of your life can seem like a long time, but the rewards are great once you cross the finish line. Your first four years of undergraduate school entails of taking all you core science classes, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Psychology, and Genetics. Once you finish the required credits, then you can apply for Medical school. Applicants for Med school are evaluated...
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