What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Doctor

Published on Mar 9, 2019
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What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Doctor

This is what I wish I knew before I became a doctor. Now that I'm on the other side of medical school and have earned my M.D., there are a lot of things I didn't know as a pre-med.

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There are many misconceptions not only about medical school and medicine as a whole, but even in being a doctor. Physicians know a lot, but we (and modern medicine) don't know everything. Work dynamics are distinctly unique from an office work space, but politics and drama are still bountiful. Certain specialties allow for a balanced lifestyle, others make it very challenging to do so.

00:26 You Learn a Lot, and Forget a Lot
01:11 Nurses Can Be Your Best Friend, or Worst Enemy
02:07 People Skills are a Must, Including Public Speaking
03:14 Not All Specialties are Created Equal
05:19 You'll Never View Death and Suffering the Same Again
06:38 You Still Won't Know the Answer to a Lot of Common Questions

Additional relevant links:
Perks of Becoming a Doctor: https://youtu.be/1MHg4DihIWw
Public Speaking (My Story): https://youtu.be/ZKb0NOrjeL8
5 Most Competitive Specialties: https://youtu.be/yYWQClpEvRM
Being Mortal: http://geni.us/BUIahe
When Breath Becomes Air: http://geni.us/NyQjbd

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