Advice for Studying Medicine

Advice for Studying Medicine


[Swish Sound and Soft Slow Music Playing] Ann White: If you could give one piece of
advice to, to young people considering the medical field what, what would you say? Gregory Taylor: One piece of advice I would
say, do some type of volunteering somewhere along the route in which you actually observe.
You have some, some surgeons sometimes will let you into their office, or you can go into
the operating room and look over their shoulder. Make, make sure you can, that the, you know
the blood or whatever doesn’t, doesn’t gross you out, because that really it, it really
affects people a lot of the time. Steve Paine: There’s not all of – Gregory Taylor: All, all of medicine is not
is not all blood, psychiatry, radiology -well interventional radiology can be bloody- but,
but yet there’s other areas where you, you don’t have to go to a shock trauma center
and, and be a trauma surgeon if you go to medical school. So yeah, there other areas.There’s
research, pathology, not all pathologist are like, I don’t know anybody I’m dating myself
Quincy. You know, you don’t have to be a pathologist that’s a medical examiner. Steve Paine: It was easy for me to make a
decision because I was in Texas, as I was telling Terry. I had quite a successful construction
business going, and something similar to what happened in October happened then. And that
was a big recession. So graduate school started to look good. And, and the one that fit my
needs, personality and, and background best was, was Chinese medicine. And it was a decision;
I think it was a good one. But just a quick thing about anybody even if you into those
people who are looking for medical school, dental school, oriental medicine, whatever,
the, the key thing I would say that the people who are a hit in these businesses also have
a good economic sense. So you’d be real smart to get into the kinds of things which make
people successful, like saving ten percent of your money, taking economics courses, investing,
working part time, even if you have the money to go to school full time, you should try
to get on scholarship so you have that ability to work with other people and to, to learn
how to handle money. Because all that people of the medical field are notorious for being
lousy with money. Because generally they have quite a bit of it and they don’t know what
to do with it. So a smart approach is to be real handy with your life management skills
and your money management skills. And that way you when you can retire at a reasonable
age.


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