DrEvil Posted October 7, 2006 Report Share Posted October 7, 2006 A couple of my friends want to pursue a career in medicine, but they don't like talking to people. You really have to pick a career which suits your personality, otherwise, you will be unhappy. I'm actually really concerned for them because they will likely get into medicine somewhere due to their grades and the number of interviews they will get, but there is only a limited number of fields where a medical doctor can work without interacting with patients (if any). You have to pick a career which you feel passionate about. You will end up contributing more in that field and you will enjoy your work more as well. It seems like some people want to go into medicine purely for the prestige or money, but you will not find happiness that way. You want to enter a field which you think you can succeed and contribute to the community. This will bring fulfillment in life. One friend of mine entered medicine and after he finished, he changed his mind and entered computer science. He said Clerkship was a very stressful time because he didn't like talking to the patients. He did develop people skills, but even then, he felt uncomfortable and could see he was not doing as well as his peers. He now feels he has entered a profession where he can contribute more. He is much happier now. DrEvil Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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