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    I don't want to be a doctor...
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    It's all about the God Complex.

    hehe
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    (Original post by KardKaper)
    Now, you'd think the question was simple but i've been serching google for an answer that didn't trigger the "********" mechanism in my brain and i've had no luck.
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    (Original post by KardKaper)
    Hey all.

    I have another question for you all. This one concerns the people who wish to become doctors (duh). The question is this : Why would you like to be a doctor?

    Now, you'd think the question was simple but i've been serching google for an answer that didn't trigger the "********" mechanism in my brain and i've had no luck. When you're answering, please don't tell me it's because you care about these people that you've never met UNLESS it is actually genuine - in which case i'll take you for an idiot and discount your opinion.

    Is it the thrill of the chase that motivates you? The finding of a problem through means that are totally in your control? Is it the power of that? Or do you THINK you will be payed a lot for it?

    Honest answers only please.
    I want to become a neurologist.

    I want to do more research on the effects of neurotransmitters on behaviour, emotions and more..

    I want to become a neurologist because I feel like more study needs to be done on the brain and mental illnesses so that a good cause and effect correlation can be found. I want to cure degenerative diseases.. But depression is fine for me too!
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    (Original post by KumakoXsd)
    I want to become a neurologist.

    I want to do more research on the effects of neurotransmitters on behaviour, emotions and more..

    I want to become a neurologist because I feel like more study needs to be done on the brain and mental illnesses so that a good cause and effect correlation can be found. I want to cure degenerative diseases.. But depression is fine for me too!
    i dont know, but if you want to cure degenerative diseases shouldn't you become a medical researcher/scientist? :confused:

    Correct me if i'm wrong, but i dont think doctors do those things??
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    (Original post by KumakoXsd)
    I want to become a neurologist.

    I want to do more research on the effects of neurotransmitters on behaviour, emotions and more..

    I want to become a neurologist because I feel like more study needs to be done on the brain and mental illnesses so that a good cause and effect correlation can be found. I want to cure degenerative diseases.. But depression is fine for me too!
    From what you've written it looks like a degree in neuroscience would be more helpful.
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    (Original post by KumakoXsd)
    I want to become a neurologist.

    I want to do more research on the effects of neurotransmitters on behaviour, emotions and more..

    I want to become a neurologist because I feel like more study needs to be done on the brain and mental illnesses so that a good cause and effect correlation can be found. I want to cure degenerative diseases.. But depression is fine for me too!
    A neuropsychiatrist/behavioural neurologist are the specific sub-specialties that fit your description You'd train in either psychiatry or neurology and then, I think, do further training to become a neuropsychiatrist or behavioural neurologist.
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    Or just do neuroscience. If you want to cure that stuff though, chemistry is a good bet as well.
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    (Original post by spacepirate-James)
    i dont know, but if you want to cure degenerative diseases shouldn't you become a medical researcher/scientist? :confused:

    Correct me if i'm wrong, but i dont think doctors do those things??
    Well you could always do research alongside clinical work, which would allow you to do research into new treatments and also help patients currently suffering at the same time.

    Kinda like the best of both worlds if they feel that way.
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    (Original post by jonnyofengland)
    Well you could always do research alongside clinical work, which would allow you to do research into new treatments and also help patients currently suffering at the same time.

    Kinda like the best of both worlds if they feel that way.
    oops my bad...
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    (Original post by Alex D)
    A neuropsychiatrist/behavioural neurologist are the specific sub-specialties that fit your description You'd train in either psychiatry or neurology and then, I think, do further training to become a neuropsychiatrist or behavioural neurologist.
    That's a great idea! I'm already doing psychology A levels just because I am generally interested in psychology.. But psychiatry and psychology have always been one of my back ups.. Those fields you have mentioned sound definitely interesting!

    I'll research more on that also. Thanks. =D
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    (Original post by KumakoXsd)
    That's a great idea! I'm already doing psychology A levels just because I am generally interested in psychology.. But psychiatry and psychology have always been one of my back ups.. Those fields you have mentioned sound definitely interesting!

    I'll research more on that also. Thanks. =D
    My pleasure! Well you have to study medicine to become a psychiatrist; you seem quite set and intent on medicine, so give it a shot
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    This just looks like someone wants some ideas for their personal statement!

    Anyways.....for me medicine is what I am good at, what I, personally, can imagine doing without complaining and procrastination!! I love it and I have been interested in it for a while now! Of course status and money helps, but as someone said earlier these things can be achieved by other careers, WHY MEDICINE!
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    (Original post by Crystal Watson)
    This just looks like someone wants some ideas for their personal statement!
    Your right. And we also think OP wants to be house...

    To be honest, the reason for wanting to be a doctor changes indefinitely...from application right until your a consultant way down the line......So go away OP, and find out why you want to be a doctor, instead of stealing other peoples reasons! :mad:
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    (Original post by Degausser)
    From what you've written it looks like a degree in neuroscience would be more helpful.
    Erm I'm sure I figured that out but... I figure that I can become a doctor and train in neurology and help underdeveloped nations sometime after I have done my training..

    Neuroscience looks nice but I would like to be able to treat people in case my plans change in the future.

    Thanks for your concern though!

    (Original post by Alex D)
    My pleasure! Well you have to study medicine to become a psychiatrist; you seem quite set and intent on medicine, so give it a shot
    Thanks for understanding Alex.. I think it's a great idea that you have given me! I would most definitely look further into neuropsychiatry but people on here have suggested to me that it's best I obtain a neuroscience degree but I would also like to be able to treat people legally in underdeveloped nations whenever my plans change down the line.

    What specialism are you looking at if any?

    (Original post by jonnyofengland)
    Well you could always do research alongside clinical work, which would allow you to do research into new treatments and also help patients currently suffering at the same time.

    Kinda like the best of both worlds if they feel that way.
    I couldn't agree more with you Jonny..

    I hate it when people TRY to make you not want to study medicine.

    (Original post by spacepirate-James)
    i dont know, but if you want to cure degenerative diseases shouldn't you become a medical researcher/scientist?

    Correct me if i'm wrong, but i dont think doctors do those things??
    Probably but I want to go through the medical route simply because I have a passion for it..

    After that I'll see what I will do.. I can always take up another degree in the future.. I'll have my medical degree and training here to just back me up a little. But it's something I genuinely do want to do in case my mind changes in the future.. I can be quite indecisive..

    THANKS FOR YOUR CONCERN THOUGH. It's much appreciated.
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    (Original post by KumakoXsd)
    I couldn't agree more with you Jonny..

    I hate it when people TRY to make you not want to study medicine.
    My mother has spent years telling me how great it is, when I wanted to do chem. Now that I want to do med she says thats medicine is hard and I won't manage it. So much for having faith in your offspring
    But its my decison and my luck, so I don't listen :p:
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    (Original post by KumakoXsd)
    Thanks for understanding Alex.. I think it's a great idea that you have given me! I would most definitely look further into neuropsychiatry but people on here have suggested to me that it's best I obtain a neuroscience degree but I would also like to be able to treat people legally in underdeveloped nations whenever my plans change down the line.

    What specialism are you looking at if any?
    Yeah I think you have the right idea of studying medicine. I'd guess a neuropsychiatrist would also carry out research, so one day you'll be in clinic treating treating patients with psychiatric disorders that perhaps originate from an unbalanced brain chemistry, then the next day you could be carrying out research into new drugs and treatments to treat the people you've seen the day before! So I imagine it's a fascinating and rewarding specialty

    Personally, I find psychiatry interesting but I have a real love and passion for surgery; the relatively straightforward diagnosis (usually!), the problem to be fixed, for me (admittedly at this very early stage) surgery it is, possibly general/otolaryngology/hand/possibly ortho or plastics; neuro is a dream :love: (I can just imagine all the med students and junior docs shaking their heads at this now, thinking 'give him a couple of years' :p:)
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    (Original post by Alex D)
    Yeah I think you have the right idea of studying medicine. I'd guess a neuropsychiatrist would also carry out research, so one day you'll be in clinic treating treating patients with psychiatric disorders that perhaps originate from an unbalanced brain chemistry, then the next day you could be carrying out research into new drugs and treatments to treat the people you've seen the day before! So I imagine it's a fascinating and rewarding specialty

    Personally, I find psychiatry interesting but I have a real love and passion for surgery; the relatively straightforward diagnosis (usually!), the problem to be fixed, for me (admittedly at this very early stage) surgery it is, possibly general/otolaryngology/hand/possibly ortho or plastics; neuro is a dream :love: (I can just imagine all the med students and junior docs shaking their heads at this now, thinking 'give him a couple of years' :p:)
    That is so interesting.. I had the idea you wanted to do psychiatry.. But you have definitely done your research! It seems like you have the passion to do what you want to do and you know what it'll entail. I wish you the best of luck with everything!
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    (Original post by AutVinceriAutMori)
    My mother has spent years telling me how great it is, when I wanted to do chem. Now that I want to do med she says thats medicine is hard and I won't manage it. So much for having faith in your offspring
    But its my decison and my luck, so I don't listen :p:
    Most definitely. It is a challenging career but people appreciate doctor's a lot!

    I guess people should just do what they feel like they are destined to do; regardless of their family's support or not.

    Take care.. =D
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    (Original post by KumakoXsd)
    Most definitely. It is a challenging career but people appreciate doctor's a lot!

    I guess people should just do what they feel like they are destined to do; regardless of their family's support or not.

    Take care.. =D
    Likewise- take care and good luck!
 
 
 
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