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AnnaD

i actually quite like the idea of working as a doctor. is this a good idea, or would it be too much effort?

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tracy_j

Like many other things it requires a lot of learning and other training. My son initially started on that route at university but decided it was not what he wanted. It is a good idea for those that will enjoy it but don't forget you would have to get really involved with people, both mentally and physically too. I would suggest talking to a recently qualified doctor, if you can find one, to get an idea of what it is like.

 

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Jani

If you look you will find that there are many transgender person's that are doctors.  Dr. Christine McGinn is one that comes to mind.  There are many other examples in other fields.  I know of Lawyers, Pilots, Scientists, Business owners, et al.  

 

Of course anything worth doing it worth the effort. It all depends upon what you want out of life.  Don't focus on how hard something is, focus on the happiness you will receive doing something you love.  The old adage "find something you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life" is true. 

 

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Charlize

Dr McGinn is my doctor.  That is in part because she is located quite close to me.  She is lovely.  We could certainly use more trans doctors.  That being said the direction you take in your studies is a personal one.  I know medicine often requires that we pick a path early.  I would speak to your school counselor to discuss options.  I'd also talk to your own doctor and see what they say about their lives in medicine.

 

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Charlize

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AnnaD

thanks, all 👍

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ShawnaLeigh

I work in the medical industry but not as a health care provider or nurse.  
I work as a BioMed.  I’m the person that inspects and repairs all manner of medical devices and equipment.  I am in charge of four separate hospitals in my area.  I’m the only one in each hospital so that makes me “in charge”. Lol

i have tons of commuting time.  Luckily I get paid for that too.  
 

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reyindium

I'm entering the nursing field with the end goal of becoming a flight nurse. It is 100% worth it. Doctors have a different job than I do but  I love what I do. If you think being a doctor is your calling, go for it. We have a shortage of providers.

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Carolyn Marie

Math, biology, chemistry and English are some of the most important things you'll need to study, and be very, very good at, to be a doctor or even a nurse.  You'll need lots of $$, a scholarship and/or student loans to make it happen.  It will be hard work, the hardest thing you've ever done, but if you really want it, you can do it.  Take a look at some online university course catalogues to get an idea about pre-med or biology/biochemistry majors.  That's the first step on a long but fulfilling journey to being a doctor.

 

I've given talks to medical and nursing school students about the needs of trans folk in medical care.  One thing I've noticed is that they really do seem to care, and seem to get the importance of knowing our needs.  We need lots more doctors with knowledge of us and good attitudes.  You can be one of them!

 

Carolyn Marie

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Suzanne1

Was employed in an "allied health field" for well ove 20 years.  I thought about the physician route but stalled out secondary to too much baggage., so I went in the allied health direction as far as I could manage.  As my departed father once told me, becoming a physician is a tough row to hoe.  Best wishes to all who attempt that path.

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