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

Responses: 209

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Updated September 13, 2010

There are many reasons to become a physician, and each year thousands of people enter medical school, despite the long years of education and the grueling working hours facing them. Share your reasons for considering medicine as a career.

i want to be a dctor

am 18yrs i dint have this dream that long but i like it helping people shear their pain its interesting . i have being trying so hard to reach my dream and i will reach there
—Guest mariam

my dream

i want to be a doctor.i am only 11 years old but i want to be a doctor because i want to make my parents dream come true. my mom was about to be a doctor but then she moved to california so she didn't complete her dream. i want to help all those sick people in the world and i am prepared for any challenge as being a doctor. i dream of being a doctor and it will come true.
—Guest bernice

I wanna be a doctor

I wanna be a doctor because not everybody has what it takes to save lives. Not only do you need the skills needed to be a successful doctor, but also self motivation and determination. I believe I have what it takes, I just need a little push like everyone else does in any career they choose. With hard work, set mind, and eternal will power... you too can save lives.
—Guest Dustyn duncan

I have a love for Scalpels

When I was in 6th grade I decided I was going to become a doctor. First I was going to be a Hematologist, then I realized I would rather be in ORs then always working in a lab. The main reason I want to be a surgeon is to save lives. I've always know that I was destined to help people. I make excellent grades in school and I love learning about the human body. I look forward to becoming a well-known surgeon.
—Guest Cait

fascination and challenge

I've wanted to become a doctor since the age of 6, I wrote it in my copy then and have never looked back. I've tried to change my mind - I wish I could sometimes! I love biology and all types of science. Anatomy and physiology fascinate me - i can spend hours reading on the net about the human body - its complexity and intrigues me and i always want to learn more. I love helping and interacting with people - it gives me a buzz. A doctor has a challenging, fascinating and rewarding career. When you know that you would happily do that job for the rest of life and you would gladly do it for free, then you know that it is a career worth fighting for. I'm in 1st year of college, doing science, but I'm still chasing my dream. Its my ambition to become a doctor - I know what lies ahead of me - and my determination to study this fascinating, challenging field full of variety in unfailing and that's how I know that I need to pursue this desire to be a doctor. It's an awesome career!!
—Guest Edel

My dream:)

Hello! My name is Anastasia. I only 10 years old but I have a big dream to become a doctor.My goal is to be a doctor and it will be unchangeable through all my life.I don't speak English very well, But I ready for every thing, even to learn 10 languages or study for 100 years, I will be a doctor! I promise! My parents see me as a doctor. You can check, think like when it is 2032, you go to the internet and write on google search: Anastasia Vladimirovna Kozlovska, and you will find me!
—Guest Anastasia Vladimirovna Kozlovska

what inspired me

My dad got diabetes when i was a baby and throughout my life i have seen him get weaker and weaker. I want to help people in pain and help them with there problems.
—Guest ononimous

i can do it

I want to become a doctor and I am trying hard in my subjects at high school. I want to do this so I can help people and make a difference.
—Guest max

i wannna be a doctor

My parents want me to see a doctor as this is my dream and my parent's too. I want to help people because there is no doctor in our family and if anyone is seriously ill from our family then I can help. I want to be doctor no matter how hard the studying is for Physicians. I want that my parents are proud of me, only that everything is my aim and I can do my goal. My biggest dream is to become doctor
—Guest sanuja

Am i capable???

I didnt really have this dream before, i always said that i wanted to be a doctor but was never sure of myself. Now that im a sophomore and turning 16 soon, i think its a good choice for me although its a long time of studying and a lot of sacrifices. But all i got to do is study alot while in high school, get prepared for college, take all those negative thoughts about it out of my mind, and ask the Lord to help me make a big effort in life because its not that easy. Well after all i consider being a doctor is my dream and will work very hard to get to what i really want in this world.
—Guest Bernstein

Am i capable???

I didnt really have this dream before, i always said that i wanted to be a doctor but was never sure of myself. Now that im a sophomore and turning 16 soon, i think its a good choice for me although its a long time of studying and a lot of sacrifices. But all i got to do is study alot while in high school, get prepared for college, take all those negative thoughts about it out of my mind, and ask the Lord to help me make a big effort in life because its not that easy. Well after all i consider being a doctor is my dream and will work very hard to get to what i really want in this world.
—Guest Bernstein

I want to be a doctor since 4!

I wanted to be a doctor since I was little. I didn't know what to do till about 7. At first I wanted to be an Anesthisiologist becasue they got the highest pay and it sounded very cool to say in school. But now that I am 11, I don't want to do open body surgery. When I was 9, my mom was pregnant and inside me I wanted to by a OB/GYN, but it was enbarassing to tell my parents. Then now on a yahoo article, it said the highest paying jobs. My dad saw it and said the list. Number 2 or 3 was OB/GYN. He said that I may be good being a OB/GYN becasue I love babys and he wants me to deliver babies. I didn't want to do be a doctor for the heart or brain, it wouldn't make me happy to do that but I always loved babies and girl's body. I'm a girl.So now I am excited that my dream came true. So thank you to yahoo!
—Guest OB/GYN

My dream about being a doctor

I always wanted to be a doctor. You see there is no doctor in my family. And my parent is separated. So it's my dream to become the first doctor from my family. My older brother tells me that it will take alot of studying and that i won't make it. But i don't care. I believe that I can be a doctor. I always dream to save someones life. I want to make my family happy. But I'm afraid that my mother and I won't have enough money to learn how to become a doctor. So when i reach 15 years old i will get a part-time job and save the money.
—Guest Liliana

I dont know why, but i just want to

im sophomore student about to turn into junior and i like being a doctor ever since I was in fifth grade. I'm inspired of my sisters, (two are nures and one is a PT), my grandpa who's a army doctor, and the tv shows scrubs and house. it's just awe-inspiring to be one. I dont know why I want to be a doctor, but I just want to. It's a big challenge for me, but it'll be rewarding.
—Guest steven

I will be a Doctor

I want to be a Doctor because I want to help and serve people with my knowledge. I want to educate people how to live a great life. I have had enough with the medical practitioners who are only after the money and salary. Being a Doctor, I believe, is not about being wealthy. being a Doctor is about giving genuine care to people who need it. So, I will be a Doctor.
—Guest edelaine

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