Tushar PMT Classes explains why our young generation should opt medical as a carrier and why we are best on NEET & other medical preparation.
1. Working with people
A lot of students consider working with people as their primary reason to study medicine. If you are a people person, medicine is the right choice for you. This means having a great deal of patience and understanding towards vulnerable social groups like the elderly and disabled. Empathy is the key towards good quality healthcare and patient satisfaction. While it is mostly a natural trait, there are courses throughout medical school which are designed to refine your personal bedside manners in the way of keeping your focus while being open and straightforward. This is not only necessary when dealing with patients but also with their families.
2. The ability to help people directly and make them happier
Most doctors would say that there is no greater joy than the one you feel when you manage to help a very sick patient or when you are part of a group of scientists who discover a new medicine for a certain disease. The ability to directly help the healing process is also a continuous challenge and sometimes it is not easy to cope with it. For this reason, your medical education will prepare you to handle the difficult moments and land on your feet in 99% of the cases.
3. Globally recognized field
All over the world, there is a great uniformity of medical science knowledge and practice. This means that by graduating from a medical college in India you can find a job and work in any hospital in Europe or USA or anywhere else in the world. Something inaccessible to many other disciplines. Furthermore, the largest part of medical literature is in English and most of the basic medical terms are in Latin. You will get acquainted with English and Latin during your studies so that words like vertebrae or patella will be general knowledge to you and to a doctor on the other side of the world.
4. A great need for good doctors
Now you know that India will produce 50,000 doctors every year but still India does not have sufficient number of doctors. In India, there is one government allopathic doctor for every 10,189 people, one government hospital bed for every 2,046 people and one state-run hospital for every 90,343 people. You don’t need an epidemic, however predictable, for the public health system to collapse. It is a matter of routine that patients share beds and doctors are overworked. Whatever density you see exists in cities only. What to say of rural area, just go 5 Km out of any city and you will find quacks dominating the health sector. Problem is not only scarcity but gross mal-distribution too.
Ten percent of the funds for health services serve the needs of 90% of population through primary health care. Problem is that 90% of the resources are consumed by 10% of patients in secondary and tertiary hospitals.
When more qualified doctors come in to the market, more quacks will be pushed out of the system; good for the country. More doctors in competition will keep the costs under control; again good for the public. More the numbers, lesser the costs and finally they will have competition of quality to survive in the open market; again good for society. When all have equal cost and equal competence, competition will be of services. This further up-grades the system. Finally, competence, quality and service will make one survive in the open competition. Neither caste nor favoritism will support survival, only excellence will.
Scarcity of anything essential breeds incompetence, corruption and monopolies. Plenty will eliminate this all. Do not worry with bigger numbers, we really need them.
If you are thinking of robots replacing doctors in near future, forget it for many decades. Humans will only be good doctors except in some surgical streams. When you need medical help, whom would you prefer, a machine or a human being as your doctor?
5. Stable job and Safe career
Another pertinent reason to study Medicine is stability upon graduation. This reason is becoming even more prominent in countries still coping with recession and difficulties for young people to find a job. Not to mention that students are attracted to doctors’ salaries.
6. Constant improvement and fresh research findings
The end of medical studies does not mean the end of learning. Quite the opposite, with your college providing you with basics for further knowledge and skill development. Summits and seminars are often organized in exotic locations in order to attract as many doctors as possible. A lot of students see this situation as the significant difference in comparison to other study fields and, for this, they point medicine out as a unique example of constant professional perfecting.
7. Status and respect in society
Doctors are seen as a symbol of dignity, responsibility and service towards the community. Members of every local community are aware of the hard work and sacrifices that the medical professional goes through to achieve and maintain this job at an efficient level. Therefore, their positions and opinions relating to the welfare of the community are taken into serious consideration, as well as their example in behavior and moral standing. This creates additional responsibility for doctors but shows that medical professionals are natural leaders in their cities and neighborhoods.
8. IN GENERAL– Doctors hold a prestigious job that is respected by the public. As if this wasn’t enough of a motivator, a career in medicine has a number of other reasons to encourage you. Whether you’re motivated by material benefits or altruistic ones, there are a number of good reasons to become a doctor. Pay can be a big motivator when considering a medical career. While all occupations are expected to have job growth of 14 percent in this decade, the job growth for doctors will be 24 percent. Medicine is a helping profession so it’s no surprise that it will attract compassionate people. Doctors diagnose what is wrong with and provide treatment for their patients, helping them to overcome illnesses and deal with other medical problems. In the New York Times article “Why Would Anyone Choose to Become a Doctor?” Danielle Ofri says that being trusted to give advice and the gratitude for helping someone through an illness are things that never get old. Becoming a doctor is no easy task. After completing an undergraduate degree, you need to make it through a highly selective process just to get into med school. Then you’re looking at four years of training including classroom work and hands-on experience. Even after becoming a doctor you must complete three to eight years of residency to gain experience in a specialty. If you’re a smart person who likes to be pushed, then the challenge of becoming a doctor may be a motivator for you.
“The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well being becomes.” The Medicine of Altruism: Dalai Lama
Table 1: Personality traits potential doctors ought to possess
|Concern for people||Committed to self-learning|
|Sense of responsibility||Emotionally stable|
|Professionalism||Good judgement and perception|
|Good communication skills||Good listener|
|Highly motivated||An enquiring mind|
|Ability to handle pressure||Mental strength|
|Determination||Respect for other people|
|Perseverance||Respect for confidentiality|
|Team player||An open mind|
|Leadership qualities||A rational approach to problems|
|Flexible and adaptable to change||Separate important points from detail|
|Logical thinking||Recognize limits of professional competence|
What patients’ rate highly among the qualities of a good doctor are high levels of empathy and interpersonal skills. Personality traits such as conscientiousness have been positively associated with pre-clinical performance.