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Readers Respond: Top Reasons Why You Want to Be a Doctor or a Surgeon?

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Updated September 13, 2010

My reason why i want to become a Doctor

MY REASON WHY I WANT TO BECOME A DOCTOR When I was 10 years old, I used to treat minor wound in my body and my brothers. Up till when I started secondary school my parents saw the desires of me studying science and told me to become an Engineer. When I passed out from secondary to polytechnic, I did not have much interest on the course, when I entered the university to continue my study. I treat my fellow students, and then I desire to work in the hospital because I love it. I love medical work because it is a job of my dream. I no longer see it as a work but a career, when I realized that medicine is my goal, I no longer pursue medicine, but to become a surgeon in other to treat my family members and outsiders to bring out pain in their faces and give them a smiling face so that they will live a healthy life. My passion in medicine does not only see people coming to the hospital but to give them that love, to touch their mind, so that they can feel at home. Touching the minds of peop
—Amosvictorabasi

i wanted to make my future bright

hello, i m 13yrs old girl and wanted to become a heart specialist because i wanted to help people in times that they are in pain using my knowledge and diligence. I dont want to just delay their death but to strengthen ang lengthen their life even if it meas that it it will affect my social life because of the years studying.i am not the topper of class but i am good in science. after becoming a doctor i also wanted to some social work.
—Guest poornima gautam

Neuro/cardiac surgeon

In my short teenage life, I have been sure that I wanted to help people in some way or another. Although I wanted to be a paleontologist until about 8th grade, I started taking interest in why the body does what it does and why there is death. As of now, I wish to use my knowledge as either a cardiac or neurosurgeon to solve the diseases that can literally destroy lives. Tourettes syndrome and dementia/Alzheimer's disease interest me the most if i enter the field of neurology. I saw that a few people included money as a reason for them to pursue this career. Although money is a legitimate concern in the real world, that cannot be your only drive to be a doctor of any kind. This is a job that requires your heart and soul and sometimes your sweat and tears as well. To be a doctor, you must either love people, science or both (or be incredibly selfish). I hope to one day extend the lives of those who otherwise wouldn't have a chance.
—Guest Olivia

I want to be a physician so badly!

My family doesn't think I have what it takes but I continue to push myself so that I can one day become a doctor in the navy. Since I was eight or nine it had been my dream to become a doctor. As I apply to colleges my mom doesn't think I have what it takes to get into a good school even though I get great grades, do a sport every season, volunteer, and do a ton of activities. Im not giving up on my dream so for those of you without support, don't ever give up(:
—Guest Cloey

my mom and my dream is being dr.

i am trying to get in medical school since 4 years. i always wanted to be a surgeon but 1 year back my mother succumbed to terminal cervical cancer at just age of 44. this incident increased my wish to become a surgeon and help as many people as possible in memory of my mumma. i am 21 now still i will be giving entrance exam next year. hopefully i get selected this time..
—Guest nikita

Healled by God's power.

I want to become a doctor so that i can heal people by God's grace, I want to help people that are suffering the need help.
—Guest Mark sabo

I want the ability to heal

I was never sick. I try my best to ignore the family pressures to be a doctor to convince myself that it is the best profession. For a while i was very overwhelmed at choosing a career because for a high schooler it is the first major decision we make (that is if you choose your college based off your career choice). I see doctors as gifted people with the ability to heal and to deny nature a life's passage into the afterlife. For me that transcends any other job. Also doctors are sort of biological sleuths (Watson anyone?) and I am a complete sucker for a good mystery.
—Guest thepandadoctor

I Never Wanted to work with People...but

I never wanted to work with people. Science (specifically anything to do with animals or how the body works) has always been by far my favorite subject from as early as I can remember…but I never wanted to work with people. If you would have asked me this when I was about four, I would have said something to the extent of “I want to open a wild animal reserve in Africa” – I watched a lot of Animal Planet. Then the dream moved to wildlife writer and then to vet…but never a medical doctor. In 8th grade I started volunteering at the hospital in my town. And that’s when I feel in love with the people part, I think. Not because of the specific volunteering experience but because of the feedback and emotional response you get from people. There’s a lot of thinking on your feet, which I like. So I guess you could say that I’ve always wanted to be a doctor…I just realize that I want to be a people doctor.
—Guest Mo

Why I want to be a Doctor...

I am 14 years old and the reason I want to be a doctor is because I want to help people in times that they are in pain using my knowledge and diligence. I dont want to just delay their death but to strengthen ang lengthen their life even if it meas that it it will affect my social life because of the years studying
—Guest Kailyn

Dream and suffering

Since I was little I dreamed of becoming a doctor. It's seems really amazing to help people to regain their strength. I once heard someone said "If you save a life it's like you saved the whole world" And i really want to do that. I know that way is not always easy, there are a lot of diffrent obstacle in this way. But the thought of that someday all of us who are dreaming about becoming a doctor and help people will be succeeded really make me get my strength. Looking at a sad eye which become happy is something I want to see and thinking " It's amazing how I could help such pretty eyes" . My father suffered with cancer not too long ago, I was really hurting. I felt how is that strange feeling that somebody may be taken away from you. I always felt sorry for those who had cancer, but I never thought that someday one of my nearest member of my heart will get it. I'm writing this with tears in my eyes, to feel bad for someone about something is really different form the feeling you ge
—AramAli

Reasons Why

The reason I want to become a doctor is simple, I just want to make other people's lives a little bit easier, because who likes to be sick? And if I could help one person feel better, that would make me a very happy person :).
—Guest Anonymous

Be a doctor to save life.

It is my pleasure and heart desire to become a medical doctor. I grew up with the strong desire of becoming a docter. It was because of this reason that stired me into taking science as a course right from secondary school. I want to be in that profession to ease suffering from patients with various diseases and as well to save lifes. We only make plans, but God fulfills. It is my prayer that God will grant my desire and all those with that same desire in Jesus name.Amen. Shadrach Danladi.
—Guest Shadrach

Be a doctor to save lifes.

It is my pleasure and heart desire to become a medical doctor. I grew up with the strong desire of becoming a docter. It was because of this reason that stired me into taking science as a course right from secondary school. I want to be in that profession to ease suffering from patients with various diseases and as well to save lifes. We only make plans, but God fulfills. It is my prayer that God will grant my desire and all those with that same desire in Jesus name.Amen. Shadrach Danladi.
—Guest Shadrach

Neurosurgeon

I want to be a neurosurgeon because I believe that one day mental diseases will be cured through brain surgery. I went through two very real, life threatening mental diseases and I want to help others cure theirs.
—Guest Madi

My mom

My mom has had stage four bent easy cancer for 7 years now. She is the only one to have lived this long. She is an outlier and still tries her hardest to live or her two children. I am 16. That means I have been living almost half if my life with a terminally ill parent. It doesn't help that my parents are divorced. And a bad divorce at that. I see my mom in pain, and crying, but sometimes I do see a smile of pure happiness out of her. I want to become a doctor to help as many people as I can. I don't want them to have to go through what my mom does. I experience the pain of being sick up close and personal. I meet amazing doctors when I'm with her. All of these doctors have prolonged her life so she can live with her two young children. As her oldest chd and only daughter I want my mom to live till old age. When I become a doctor, I want to help others to know that there is happy times and there is ALWAYS hope. Even in the worst situations. I just want to help others. As much as I can
—Guest Beast cancer

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