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Just a legit question. Most of the stuff i see about being a dr is negative
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errr I mean its good way to apply knowledge, help people, rewarding career. 'guaranteed' job out of uni :dontknow:
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‘Most’ people don’t want to be doctors. There are negatives as with any jobs, but also a lot of positives. Why anyone wants to be one is a purely personal decision!
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The NHS pension :moon:

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Just a legit question. Most of the stuff i see about being a dr is negative
Well there are about 750,000 people of a given (young) age in the UK, and each year there are ~20,000 applicants for medicine. So about 1 in 40, in theory.

I think the factory-line type career pathway is what draws the most people in in all honesty. Applicants are high achievers, their family and peers have expectations for them following school, and joining the medicine treadmill is a sure-fire way to not disappoint anybody.

You ask an applicant and they'll tell you about wanting to help people etc and maybe they even believe that themselves. That doesn't necessarily makes it the true reason though!
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1 in 40 is actually so high lol. yeah true. I really don't think people's main motivation for medicine is to help people. it is a bonus of the job and you'll feel rewarded and like you've accomplished something a lot of the time but idk
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Well there are about 750,000 people of a given (young) age in the UK, and each year there are ~20,000 applicants for medicine. So about 1 in 40, in theory.

I think the factory-line type career pathway is what draws the most people in in all honesty. Applicants are high achievers, their family and peers have expectations for them following school, and joining the medicine treadmill is a sure-fire way to not disappoint anybody.

You ask an applicant and they'll tell you about wanting to help people etc and maybe they even believe that themselves. That doesn't necessarily makes it the true reason though!
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Asian parents :flute:
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Asian parents :flute:
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People have a passion of saving lives
some people are interested in Science since in many schools there are a lot of lessons on it and the Gcse is compulsory( I think it varies between how many sciences though)
There is a demand for them, you only have to look at the NHS figures to see the decline
some people want to help people in war-torn countries
it is a job that can occur anywhere in the world, languages are different but the surgery is not so if you want to work abroad then it is easier as with something like Law every country's course and laws are different so it is harder.
you are always going to need lives being saved- it's a necessity
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lol #relateable
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lol #relateable
at least you can act :rofl:
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at least you can act :rofl:
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So that they appear to be clever and therefore above people (ego). Btw Dr James here.
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I don't.

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