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Why are there so many Indian Doctors?

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    Why are they? i know its beacuse theyve been bullied by parents, but why? why are there so many indian doctors? so many Dr Mohammeds and Ali, I love cultural diversity, but just curious? they have high ratio between population in uk and consultant population?

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    Shut up and respect them for looking after your dad.
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    Indian people are more clever and caring.
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    wellllll, not many are British Indian, so our sociological trends for over achievment in education probably aren't relevant. It would also be a bit daft to think that every third person is a doc in India, a country rife with poverty. Sooooooooo, I suspect they are concentrated in the British health service because the money is quite good and worth a lot more than the rupee, and also the training system is well though of and can be taken back to India later in life. anybody else?
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    Indian people are more clever and caring.
    Or just more focused on earning good money.
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    Should become investment bankers then.
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    Those aren't Indian surnames. ;(
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    (Original post by SoaringStar)
    Why are they? i know its beacuse theyve been bullied by parents, but why? why are there so many indian doctors? so many Dr Mohammeds and Ali, I love cultural diversity, but just curious? they have high ratio between population in uk and consultant population?

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    Are you sure they're Indian, or is any brown person Indian to you?
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    (Original post by teshla^^)
    Those aren't Indian surnames. ;(

    Haha true ..names like 'Patel' springs to mind.
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    I feel sorry for such narrow-minded people.
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    (Original post by cowsgoquack)
    Indian people are more clever and caring.
    Good one my friend.

    Medicine and engineering in Indian culture are considered very respectable and hence there are a huge number of them around. They yearn for the respect being a doctor brings.
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    (Original post by SoaringStar)
    Why are they? i know its beacuse theyve been bullied by parents, but why? why are there so many indian doctors? so many Dr Mohammeds and Ali, I love cultural diversity, but just curious? they have high ratio between population in uk and consultant population?

    ty

    I'm Indian in origin having been born and raised here in the UK but my folks are from India and they're medics as are my sisters. I disagree 100% with what you're saying; most kids aren't bullied by their folks to go to medical school (going to university perhaps).

    Why do lots of Indians do Medicine? Family history of studying at university and studying Medicine, undoubtedly that's going to inspire the next generation etc. The vast majority come from hard working and highly academic families who place a great value of the tangible qualities and virtues of hard work and academia and the rewards it can offer. Medicine not only has academic prestige, but also social prestige, it's a gratifying career knowing that you're able to actively make a difference in people's lives by using your knowledge and skills and it offers good financial rewards (good pay) and is one of few degrees where excellent job prospects are pretty much guaranteed wherever you go in the world.

    So making the choice to study Medicine is infact the best choice.

    Oh by the way, most Indian doctors in the UK tend to be Hindu seeing as that is the religion of about 80% of the population of India hence they're more likely to be a Dr Patel, Dr Sharma or Dr Kumar as opposed to Dr Mohammed or Dr Ali which are Islamic names and whilst there are plenty of Indian Muslims, you'll find most with the surname Mohammed or Ali tend to be Pakistani or Bangladeshi although it's worth remembering they were both part of India once.

    Anyways what is the point in trying to reason with a donkey? Come back when you have some school leaving qualifications or basic literacy.
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    jeez. People, Indian does not mean Hindu. The surnames the OP mentioned can be Indian, though its not common.
    Anyways, OP, you just answered your question yourself. Its because most parents "force" their children into doing a health related course.
    Also, what you've seen in your area with doctors, does not represent everywhere in the country.
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    (Original post by Warrior King)
    Oh by the way, most Indian doctors in the UK tend to be Hindu seeing as that is the religion of about 80% of the population of India hence they're more likely to be a Dr Patel, Dr Sharma or Dr Kumar as opposed to Dr Mohammed or Dr Ali which are Islamic names and whilst there are plenty of Indian Muslims, you'll find most with the surname Mohammed or Ali tend to be Pakistani or Bangladeshi although it's worth remembering they were both part of India once.

    Anyways what is the point in trying to reason with a donkey? Come back when you have some school leaving qualifications or basic literacy.
    Crap, you got to it before me. Well, at least there are some people who can think correctly and have a brain.
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    Apparently, a lot of surgeons from the Indian subcontinent are hired because that part of the world still trains people as general surgeons rather than single subject specialists. This is quite handy for hospitals who don't normally have too many surgeons on staff at any one time, because there's lots of "odd jobs" that the asian surgeons can do which most of the british-trained surgeons couldn't (unless it happens to fall under their specialty obv.)
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    Who honestly cares? They are looking after the people you love just as any doctor would, regardless of ethnicity.
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    (Original post by SoaringStar)
    Why are they? i know its beacuse theyve been bullied by parents, but why? why are there so many indian doctors? so many Dr Mohammeds and Ali, I love cultural diversity, but just curious? they have high ratio between population in uk and consultant population?

    ty

    They may well be Indian but at least they're something you'll never be;

    - civilised
    - educated
    - professional
    - medically qualifed
    - employed
    - literate
    - broad-minded
    - hygienic
    - intelligent
    - morally upstanding
    - financially secure
    - respected

    Need I go on?
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    My friend says that we (everyone else at school which is predominantly white) will never understand the pressures that SOME indian parents place on their children.
    If he and his brother are not a:
    Dentist/Doctor/Lawyer/Engineer his parents will be very disappointed. Hence why he has applied for law, despite hating it and wanting to study English.

    This is not the case for all people, but asian parents have been stereotyped as "pushy", I think that SOME of them (not all are pushy) just want the best for their children and want them to go into a "respected" career. Especially 1st generation immigrants who have had to work very hard for everything they've got.

    This happens in the UK, and for international students as well. I've been to India, the doctors work SOOO hard over there, their working hours are absolutely insane. If I was a Doc in India I'd wanna come over here just for the European working time directive.

    But anyways asian docs will be looking after you when you're old, so be happy. Who cares, Nationality doesn't make a good or bad doctor. Plus loads of people with surnames like Patel have families who've been here for yonks. They're British.
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    medicine and computing are parts of indian culture, as sausage and shakespeare is to england. indians might baulk at the number of students here who study literature degree, just as you do with these indian docs.
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    Why does race matter? We are Human After All

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