4 months ago
Last edited at 8:05PM on 11/5/2013
Please, being in the medical community for many years, and taking care of many patients from meeting them and watching them go, including family members,it is something you need to do with a passion. It should not be done for the money or the the md after your name or dr before. It is now over 150,000.00 thousand dollars to even come close in loans, so please think not about what would be cool or economic in the long run, think about what you can get out of it if you want from us old timers. Passion, continuous education, and joy and sorrow if you truly care. Good luck on your choice, please do it for not only your self but for those you will one day be responsible for. It is truly rewarding if you are in it for the right reasons
That depends on you. It depends on your talent, your drive, your zeal. Is becoming a Doctor like becoming a trained auto part assembler... no. Can you think out side the box see things no one else can? Are you House reincarnate ? If you are talented and passionate about the job and are willing to do what it takes to make it then , yes ... but if your just looking for a way to make a good living, in it for the title or surname "Doctor" then no we don't need doctors like that. And you don't need to borrow money to fail. Passion and being the dog who "has a bone and won't let go" those are the things you got to relate to. I want this... this is why I was meant to be here to be a Doc ....
get my drift ? If you are meant to be a Doc then do what it takes. if your just looking to be one who takes a job to survive then no it isn't meant to be for you. Peruse other avenues. There's lot's to choose from, find one that suits you and only you.
4 months ago
Last edited at 5:33AM on 11/6/2013
Yes why not dear. Doctor is the best profession from all sense under current market scenario. Jokes apart becoming a doctor is worth the student loan debt, Since monthly payments are calculated based on your adjust gross income annually. The payments slide up and down based on what you earn and sometimes it can be as low as zero dollars. As managing your student debt and choosing the right borrowing option is extremely important, just like the school you choose.
If you want to do a lot that doctors do, but without quite so much schooling (and the accompanying expense), you could become a nurse practitioner. This is an alternative path many people are taking these days to working in the medical field and helping patients. Nurse practitioners are also in high demand.
Depends on what you want out of life. Want to help people? Be a doctor. Want to compile a gigantic debt immediately out of school and put an insane amount of pressure on yourself to get maximum earnings? Same answer. Want to be ignored, abused, dismissed, trampled on, ignored and abused while incurring far less debt? Be a teacher.