What Kind Of Doctor

1812 Words Aug 3rd, 2014 8 Pages
I’m not going to lie and say that I have always dreamt of becoming a general internist. Deciding what kind of doctor I wanted to become was the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. I’ve listened to friends, family, fellow classmates and other physicians. I considered general surgery, cardiology, Emergency Medicine, OBGYN but I always came back to internal medicine. I enjoy hospital medicine and I was comforted knowing that I would still be able to pursue a fellowship after my training which didn’t make me feel like I had to get on a knee and propose to any one area quite yet. Internal medicine was also the one field that I could see myself being happy working even without pursing a fellowship. I feel alive when I’m in the hospital and I like the idea of taking care of really sick people. When patients are admitted, their life is in danger and they know they are in trouble. You can see the worried look on their faces and sense the fear in their tone and I want the privilege of being the one who is able to comfort and care for them.
I want to be a great doctor. Although I will most likely never be the smartest, as one the first and most painful lessons I learned in medicine was realizing the amount of ridiculously intelligent people and that the more I learn, the more I realize just how far I still have to go. However I’m confident that I can become a great doctor because what separates a good doctor from a great one in my mind are those who make their patients and others…

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