May 05, 2010

Why do you want to become a doctor?


"Why do you want to be a doctor?"


This is the most frequently asked question when we went to interview to enter Kulliyah/Faculty of Medicine.

"I want to help other"
This is the most common answer given by us. Gold standard answer.
But most of the time, most of us are NOTHING!!

"I want to help the poor, they deserve better treatment."

SOUND FAMILIAR?
It is a standard answer from medical students. A good way to help the poor is to remain in the government service as they simply cannot afford to go to the money-sucking private hospitals. Unfortunately, when they are asked about the reason to reject JPA scholarship......

" Ishhh,need to bond to the government for 10 years, so long, dont want la. Wanna be free."
or, when they are asked whether to remain in the government service......

"Government? Cannot stand the workload,so many on-calls some more, I want to sleep,wanna to private after the compulsory service.
or, when ask to go to the ulu-ulu(rural) area to help the poor.............

"Ha?? NO cinema, NO KFC, NO Shopping malls, NO entertainment, can bored to death, u know....KATAKAN TAK NAK!!

Another standard answer given by medical student is:

"My family member had cancer and I couldn't do anything at that time, so, I want to be a doctor so that I can prevent this. "
Does this sound familiar to you?
If that is your answer
and
yet you are so obsessed with clinical practice
and
show very little interest towards medical research, you are going to the wrong direction.

When facing some terminal or serious diseases, it depends on the researchers who work behind the scene to develop the new treatments.
Doctors?
They only prolong the patient's life, and the result is still the same death

Another answer:

"It's my ambition since I was a kid."
Come on, how on earth can you decide that when you are still very much dependent on your parents for most of the decision.
Obviously, you get the idea from the sample essay in which you need to memorize when you were in primary school.
"Apakah cita-cita kamu?"
"Cita-cita saya adalah menjadi seorang doktor yang berjaya." Get it?

Another answer....

"Parents force me to study medicine."
Your parents might force you, yet, you still come to the medical school with happy face and very motivated. Yea, when there is no good answer, just blame the parents je, very easy answer.

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Okay, why is it so hard to tell the truth?

" I want to be rich!"

" I want the title, DR. , glamour la!"

"Doctor has higher status, people respect me!"

"Doctor BEST, easy to tackle pretty chicks!"

Some doctors told us that becoming a doctor is not the way to be rich.
After office hour, they were spotted sitting comfortably in BMW, Mercedes... (--,)y
Yea, of course not rich, they are comparing themselves to Robert Kuok.
Some of you might say, "I can still help others by working in private hospital."
Yea right, they pay a huge amount for your service, basically, you are just selling your skill to them.
They pay for what they deserve but not at the mercy of your kindness.
furthermore, they can sue you if you don't give a good service. Have you ever heard that a kind Samaritan get sued because he/she is not giving a 'good enough' help?
"I sincerely want to help you, yet you sue me because my help is lousy?
I don't doubt that, indeed, there are some students who really have the heart to help others and also to improve the medical services in our country, good for them and I salute them.
But
how many of us are actually one of them? Are you?

Well, after almost 4 years in medical school, try to ask yourself the same old question again,

p/s; im still wondering why I want to become a DOC...for me,,THAT'S MY FATE..hoho..amiinn....

3 Footsteps:

Aida Effarina said...

that's just ur fate? bukan sebab you memang nak ambik medic ke? may i know, what's ur main aim actually? :D
i'm medical-student-to-be, insyaallah kalau ada rezeki. :)

kelawarmaya said...

Yea, when there is no good answer, just blame the parents je, very easy answer.

just my opinion...plz don't say like that..the word 'blame', for me is too much...maybe that person just wanted to be honest...me, myself is kinda being forced by my parents to take medicine..n yet, when i went for interviews, i kept saying that i'm interested in this field...n now insyaallah i will be a doc..but deep in my heart, i'm struggling to accept my fate...

sahel al-fateh said...

thanx for ur critic, i like criticism..hoho,

yeah,we're different bcoz i can choose this medical course, and u said u're kinda being forced by ur parents.

fake it till you make it. =),

btw, any good word to replace that 'mean' word?-->blame

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