Several of my friends can’t understand why on earth I would want to be a Doctor. They consider it a boring and/or gory job. One of my best friends has realised that I am serious about becoming a Doctor but still frequently says to me “But what if you kill someone?”; and she’s right, doctors do kill people. That sounds rather horrible but when we become doctors, we will have to accept that we can’t save everyone. However, it isn’t as if we are serial killers; our aim is to save lives. When my friend does ask me that, I simply say to her: Doctors aim to help people, but some people can’t be helped, some people don’t want help and sometimes the doctor makes a mistake and the ‘help’ doesn’t actually help. Yet, many people are helped by doctors.
In my opinion, that would be the greatest things about being a doctor, saving lives. Just imagine, some people are brought into hospital close to death, and walk out days later completely healthy. However there are a couple of other reasons too.
Becoming a Doctor (and being a Doctor) is challenging, both the journey to medical school, medical school itself, and actually when you are a Doctor. I love a challenge so this is another reason I would like to become a Doctor.
A third reason is I love all aspects of science and I particularly enjoy learning about the human body.
There are many other reasons why people may want to become a Doctor, though for me it is not about the pay or respect in society, but the thought of helping people, challenging myself and learning more about science.