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Medical career
May 06, 2007 07:36 PM 5684 Views

This is a brief, strictly my personal views, on choosing a career in medicine .

Career choice like choosing a wife is personal . what is good for one is poison for another . Medical career by itself is neither good or bad . But you have to think about a lot of things before considering it .

First of all : to serve people you need not be a medic . In todays corporate culture medicine is business and ethics are often in backseat .

secondly value for money : lets not be hypocritical , most of us are looking at lucrative side of medical career . But currently entry level graduates with MBBS get only 6000 rs while even a call centre operator gets 10000 starting.

and u spent 6 years studying (its tough)

And dont tell me the neighbourhood cardiologist earns lakhs . maybe but after how many years of rigour 6 plus 3 plus 3 plus .... and many entrances (u may not clear in first attempt)

medicolegal : doctors are sued now more than ever . many cases where they are not actually negligent .doctor is no more God now . he is just another businessman

love of biology: u cram a lot of data and spill it out . thats what they teach in our colleges .

So what shall I do : if u r interested in genetics immunology etc --- go for biotech or medical biotech

speech therapy --- u can go abroad . if management is ok

get any good degree and do mba u get upto 2 -3 lac starting salary

if u want to serve ppl ----join a service ngo ..need not be a doc :)

i may not reply but u can message me .

disclaimer :

these are strictly my personal opinions . and email replies also are my personal opinions . your decisions are urs only

best wishes  .:)

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