This site uses cookies. By continuing, your consent is assumed. Learn more

139.3fm shares

Advantages and disadvantages of doctors

opinion

Doctors perform a necessary job in society by serving as your first line of defense against rising health issues. Doctors use critical thinking and years of expertise to help ensure that your medical issues are discovered and remedied.

Doctors use critical thinking and...

There are numerous advantages of becoming a doctor, such as respect and income. However, doctors have a high amount of accountability, which for some physicians can outweigh the positives. One of the disadvantages in becoming a doctor is that it takes a considerable amount of time for the profession to produce a significant income. This will take you roughly four to five years. From there you will have to go to medical school and receive a Doctor of Medicine.

This will consist of two years of classroom and lab work, and courses in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and medical laws and ethics.

During the final two years of medical school you will partake in competing clinical internships, clerkships, and receiving hands-on experience in medical departments. After medical school you will be required to Advantages and disadvantages of doctors a one- to three-year paid residency, likely at a teaching hospital. Doctors use subjective and objective standards when choosing to administer medical care, and unfortunately doctors are not perfect. Another disadvantage in being a doctor is that there has been an increase in litigation and malpractice lawsuits.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in close to 2, malpractice claims were handled. Potential malpractice claims must be considered when thinking about becoming a doctor. Being a doctor also comes with a level of stress, and can eventually weigh down on you.

Doctors working in emergency rooms will regularly have to deal with losing patients, while consistently maintaining a heavy work load. Due to a heavy work load and odd hours, Advantages and disadvantages of doctors doctors experience burnout and discontent with being a doctor as time passes.

Justin Rush is currently a first-year law school student who has always had an interest in writing. As an undergrad he was and English literature major with a minor in journalism and psychology, and helped hone his skills as a writer as an intern within the University Foundation.

Malpractice Lawsuits

Rush ; Updated July 05, Video of the Day. Brought to you by Sapling.

News feed