What Kind of Doctor Could You Be?

Have you ever thought of a career in medicine, but not sure what your focus would be? We'll try to narrow it down for you!

Danyell T
Created By Danyell T
On Nov 25, 2018

Why would you consider becoming a doctor?

Which of these charities/nonprofits would you rather give money to?

What do you think is most important when it comes to good "bedside manner"?

Pick a comforting object:

How would you deal with a difficult patient?

If you couldn't become a doctor, what other profession would you consider from the following?

Which toy would you rather play with?

Where would you rather go on vacation?

What would be YOUR focus as a doctor?

Which is closest to what you see in the ink blot?

Pediatrician

Pediatrician

A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in working with children. Obviously, liking kids is a basic requirement. But it also means that you have to be patient, even-tempered and just as good at keeping parents calm as their kids. You're probably a good friend and quick to develop a rapport with new people, since your patients will likely be seeing, and trusting, you for at least a 16 years or so.

Oncologist

Oncologist

An oncologist specializes in dealing with cancer. It's a challenging, and often heart-breaking, medicine to practice. You have to be good at empathizing with people, but also a strong attention to detail, and a general passion for science (how else will we ever find a cure?). You also have to have a strong emotional foundation to deal with the everyday tragedy - and to really be overjoyed at the news of remission and recovery.

OBGYN (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

OBGYN (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

OBGYN stands for "obstetrics and gynecology". As an OBGYN you'll be primarily dealing with women's health concerns - it also means you get to deliver babies! You must be very good at listening, and nurturing. You probably have a deep respect for women (you might also be one), and you're very concerned with the next generation. Remember, today's newborns might be tomorrow's doctors!

Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgeons are often misunderstood in the medical field. Sure, you want to make people look better, but it's not all about vanity. There are many noble aspects of this field. You might do reconstructive surgeries after a bad accident, and help a patient start to feel like their old self again. Plastic surgeons sometimes also participate in Doctors Without Borders, fixing disfigurement and cosmetic birth defects in developing nations. You know that real beauty is on the inside - and you want to help bring it out!

General Practitioner

General Practitioner

A general practitioner is also sometimes called "the family doctor". This is the doctor you most often visit for your everyday illnesses and injuries. But it's by no means a boring job! General physicians treat a wide array of problems, build close relationships with patients, and are deeply trusted because of it. You have a consistent personality, love a good challenge, and are a jack-of-all-trades type. There's no problem too big, or too small, for you!

Veterinarian

Veterinarian

A veterinarian is an animal doctor. You love people, but your real passion is for pet care. Though, it definitely has its own set of challenges! You will have to learn a ton of information about many different species of animals - from cats and dogs, to iguanas and cockatiels! You also have to know how to handle these creature and keep them calm, which is not always easy. But the pay-off of a happy pet (and pet guardian) is all the thanks you need!