Benefits Of Becoming A Doctor

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At a young age, I knew that I wanted to be a doctor. On the weekends, my family would go visit my aunt and uncle and their three kids in Central California. At the time, their kids were in college and medical school. I would overhear them discussing their residencies and using other big-sounding words for a kid my age. As I looked up to my older cousins, it was only natural for me to want to follow them. Yet, what I did not realize was that the road to becoming a doctor is a long and hard one. For thousands of centuries medicine has been in practice, dating back to ancient China and Greece. The famous Hippocratic Oath that all doctors must swear to came from the ancient Greek doctor, Hippocrates. Then known as healers, doctors would use …show more content…
Intense training will only better the quality of the doctor’s patient care and knowledge of their field. Those with this view value education as well as the necessity to have well-trained doctors.
Another point of view is that competition in this field is beneficial, we want the best doctors from top universities, because those that can get into top universities are the smartest students. Those that hold this view reason that the students who attended top schools are going to be the best doctors. They value credibility and experience.
Some say that stress only significantly affects students during their third year in medical school. The third year is the time when students are expected to already know a lot about medicine as well as be able to apply their knowledge. (Srivastava)
Critique the arguments
While a certain amount of pressure is necessary for medical students to have, stress is not necessary to succeed. Stress occurs when students do not manage their stress well. In fact, stress actually inhibits success and drives motivation downhill. Students who were highly stressed were found to have higher morbidity rates as well as depression and anxiety

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