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It’s not like a massive stutter. Some days are better than others but it’s mainly starting off sentences, which is why I am worried, because if a patient is in like cardiac arrest or something really bad and I need to give instructions, what if I can’t say it?
Mostly I am fine, and I guess I need to slow down a bit, but could I still get into medicine if I have a stutter?
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Hi there,

Of course you can still get into medicine if you stutter. However maybe you should look into getting some speech therapy if you believe you're stutter is really bad (This is free on NHS). If you're stutter is quite severe, then you may not be able to be something like a surgeon; as they need to speak quickly, and give clear instructions. However you can still be something more general, like a GP.

But, like you said, it's not a massive stutter, so you should be ok. Just calm down, and think before you start speaking.

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(Original post by Luna Quibbler)
Hi there,

Of course you can still get into medicine if you stutter. However maybe you should look into getting some speech therapy if you believe you're stutter is really bad (This is free on NHS). If you're stutter is quite severe, then you may not be able to be something like a surgeon; as they need to speak quickly, and give clear instructions. However you can still be something more general, like a GP.

But, like you said, it's not a massive stutter, so you should be ok. Just calm down, and think before you start speaking.

Thanks. I’m just wondering if therapy is worth the time though...? I mean obviously if it help then awesome but as it’s a neurological problem then I don’t know....
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There literally isn’t anything in medicine that is so time critical that it could not wait the couple of seconds it would take for you to start your sentence.

It shouldn’t hold you back, even in a cardiac arrest.
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Thanks. I’m just wondering if therapy is worth the time though...? I mean obviously if it help then awesome but as it’s a neurological problem then I don’t know....
Personally, I think it isn't a waste of time, and therapy is really useful if you attend all the sessions. A proffessional will help you slowly to stop stuttering, and improve your overall speech and confidence.

Have you seen the movie called 'The Kings Speech'? It is about a King who had a stutter, but with good speech therapy from a great therapist, he improved a lot !

I think you should go for it!
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