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Why i will never be a Doctor IRL

Mesme Rize

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So, as probably many of you have noticed by now, is that my hypnotizing Lamia OC, is also a Doctor. He is a Doctor, because i also wanted him to be like a productive pony instead of just being a normal hypnotizing lamiapone like other lamiapones are and he is a doctor because i myself have an interest in Medicine and even owning a stethoscope, which is like the symbol for a modern Doctor.

But there have also been some people who asked me "Mesme, why don't become a Doctor? You obviously have a knowledge in this kinda field and you would probably do good." Well, it's true that i have a certain knowledge in that field and i have learned how to make steth checkups, there are just alot of things that you have to take into consideration.

First of all, becoming a Doctor takes years of hard studying and you have to sacrifice alot of your private time to achieve this goal. The thing is, i don't really like the thought of sacrificing this time and i feel like this would at somepoint lead to a breakdown by me, because the studying becomes way too much and i don't want to lose my friends because of it.

The other thing is, even if i do become a Doctor, it's not going to be an easy Job/Life. I thought to maybe be a cardiologist or maybe a pediatrician. Cardiologist, because the heart interests me the most and pediatrician because i can imagine working with kids could be fulfilling. But what if i have a very ill patient, whose life is on the line? As a cardiologist, you face that alot, because the heart is the most important organ and deadly sick children would be even harder, because it would probably break my heart way too much and i would just feel incredibly helpless that i can't prevent it.

Basically, while it could be fun in theory, i think it would eat me up after awhile because i just care too much for these people.

Hope i didn't put you guys down too much, but i felt like i had to say this.


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Thats fine! The only career interests I have are history teachers and journalists, but some of my characters have very diverse fields of work.

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I can understand that! 

I myself am likely NOT going to become an actual novelist despite my degree in English- Literature and Language. However, I might still put that degree to good use as an English teacher or tutor.

Either way I still enjoy your company and our "sessions", Dr.

What do you think, @Mesme Rize?

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That's fine :) 

Also, since everyone is sharing what they won't become, I probably won't be making IT-support my job, even though I have graduated to exactly that. :P 

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But what if i have a very ill patient, whose life is on the line? As a cardiologist, you face that alot, because the heart is the most important organ and deadly sick children would be even harder, because it would probably break my heart way too much and i would just feel incredibly helpless that i can't prevent it.

My time shadowing at an Orlando Children's hospital (a requirement here in the US for any serious attempt to entering a MD or DO Med School) taught me that Peds Physicians have some of the hardest emotional disciplines. There was a four year old with Tay Sachs that broke my heart, not to mention the various other patients who were terminal. 

Granted, my plan was to become a Physician Scientist focused on Neurology Research, but just connecting with those kids made me appreciate the medical staff, Physicians, and parents all the more. 

Not sure how it is in Germany, but in the US the path is usually (4 years Undergraduate, 4 years Med School, and 3-7 years Residency). That is a huge time and financial sacrifice with a million dollar opportunity cost. If I accepted my offers I would have been 48 when I was finished. 

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27 minutes ago, Jeric said:

My time shadowing at an Orlando Children's hospital (a requirement here in the US for any serious attempt to entering a MD or DO Med School) taught me that Peds Physicians have some of the hardest emotional disciplines. There was a four year old with Tay Sachs that broke my heart, not to mention the various other patients who were terminal. 

Granted, my plan was to become a Physician Scientist focused on Neurology Research, but just connecting with those kids made me appreciate the medical staff, Physicians, and parents all the more.

Gosh, that is so sad. :(

Yeah, i really look up to these people as well. How can they hold up like this everyday, knowing that somebody could die again today? How can they get home, knowing that they couldn't help this little child, who had his whole life ahead of him? Just thinking about it makes me sad.

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5 hours ago, Mesme Rize said:

Gosh, that is so sad. :(

Yeah, i really look up to these people as well. How can they hold up like this everyday, knowing that somebody could die again today? How can they get home, knowing that they couldn't help this little child, who had his whole life ahead of him? Just thinking about it makes me sad.

I truly don't know how they do it. When I was a kid, I used to believe that the best Doctor's developed emotional calluses over time, but my experience is that  ... most don't. You can see how each case hits them emotionally, and they each find a way to manage it. 

I know what my limits are, and I certainly couldn't do what they do. 

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Doctors sacrifice their peace of mind in exchange for giving others a shot a life again; there are few professions that are so noble, yet so very costly.

For them, the exchange is worthwhile.

Don't beat yourself up over it, Mezzy - even if you never become a doctor, you're always free to learn what you can; who knows?  Someday, you may actually have a chance to SAVE a life with what you know... and besides, there's nothing wrong with broadening your horizons.

 

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Damn, I never actualy gave thought to how doctors are affected by what happens to the patients. I always thought that they just don't get attatched/remain netrual to the patient...

On the note of not doing stuff you're interested in; I like to make stuff and figure out how things work. My family knows this and keeps pressuring me to go into engineering despite me not wanting to. I just want to make things for fun, not as a job. I realy want to be an animator, but only my friends seem to understand that. 

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IMO there are three reasons to be a doctor:

  1. You get lots of those dolla dolla bills y'all. No, seriously, doctors get paid bank. Look it up.
  2. You're helping people live healthier lives. That's awesome.
  3. There isn't much physical work involved, yet it's one of the most important jobs in the community.

There are also three reasons NOT to be a doctor:

  1. It requires a lot of education. You will spend 4-8 years learning how to be a doctor before you can actually, ya know, be one.
  2. You need to be a bit tough. A doctor who gets paranoid when seeing blood is like being a weight lifter when you have a back hernia. Now imagine what happens when you're doing something that means life or death.
  3. You don't need all that money to live comfortably. You could work at a job with less pay but not have to have as much education and STILL live comfortably.

Whatever floats your boat.

On 9/15/2017 at 1:02 AM, Artimis Whooves said:

On the note of not doing stuff you're interested in; I like to make stuff and figure out how things work. My family knows this and keeps pressuring me to go into engineering despite me not wanting to. I just want to make things for fun, not as a job. I realy want to be an animator, but only my friends seem to understand that. 

Engineering is a high-paying job that everyone knows about. Being an animator is one of those jobs where you don't have a stable cash flow, so you need more big breaks to succeed.

I suggest having a part-time job while animating at first until you can fully support yourself with animation.

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@Lonk Chase I do plan on having a secondary/backup plan in case animating doesn't work out, I'm taking a welding class now and I'll get my certification around may.

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