Do you feel amazed when you see doctors in movies, from Western films to Korean dramas who all look cool and intelligent? And thinking of wanting to be one of them?
Well, that’s not a bad idea, because medical graduates do have pretty good prospects. If you have a strong ‘passion’ & dedication, then go for it!
So that you have a better grip, let’s take a peek at what are experienced and faced by children majoring in medicine?
1. Read, research, practice
What is certain is that you must be diligent and thorough in reading, as well as strong memorization.
Because there are many theories that need to be studied, plus the never-ending developments in the world of medicine (new diseases, new viruses, new treatment techniques, etc.).
In addition to research, you also have to read a lot from various sources, be it books, articles, journals, and other materials.
After reading the theory, the theory will be tested during practicum. For research and practice, there are separate techniques that must be learned.
Outside of technique, it also needs soft skills such as teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, and so on. So basically, the brain never stops spinning.
Sound heavy? Not really if you have a ‘passion’ in medicine. Your curiosity will make all reading, research and practice interesting.
If you are not the type who likes to read, let alone get to the details and have to analyze numbers and data, you should think about it first.
2. Test your guts
Apart from studying theory, medical students also practice, either in clinics or in hospitals. So they treat real patients, which means seeing blood, corpses, performing surgery is commonplace, including night shifts at the hospital.
The demands of this profession make medical students have to maintain stamina, so that they can concentrate in every condition, including working during the ‘night shift’.
3. Be patient with the patient
High patience and communication skills must be owned by a doctor.
Whether it’s in responding to patient complaints (which sometimes cannot convey the condition of the disease well), or when complained and blamed by the patient or the patient’s family.
So a doctor needs to have the ability ‘iron man’, which is strong to face pressure, especially mental pressure.
In addition, doctors must also be able to motivate patients. Especially patients who tend to be pessimistic.
Doctors need to patiently persuade them, make them believe that they will recover, obey the doctor’s orders and want to cooperate in undergoing good medical treatment.
4. Patient satisfaction is an achievement
For a doctor, healing and patient satisfaction provide a sense of satisfaction.
Feeling tired and tired will definitely pay off immediately when you hear a thank you from the patient, and especially as a family doctor.
The medical profession has its own prestige, namely well-established, intellectual and respectable.
The same is true for medical students who are prospective doctors. So, don’t be surprised if your rival who is majoring in medicine is included in the list of ‘Favourite Candidates for In-Law’.
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