After a consult, when I’m the first one to figure out what the root cause of my patient’s health problem is, give them a treatment plan, and more so, give them hope that they can achieve optimal health, they often ask me:
“Why aren’t you a doctor?”
Well, early on as a premed college student, I volunteered in our local hospital. The nurses seemed to be running the show. And more so, they knew how to talk to patients so they could understand what was happening. Plus, all the female doctors I came in contact with were old by the time they got married and started to have kids (granted, I was only eighteen at the time). [Read more…] about How a premed student turned to nursing.