Mom I Want to Be A Doctor, A Real DoctorCreated by:
So today one of my dentist friends (she just earned her license to practice in the US) had an interesting status on Facebook. It was a recount of a conversation she had with her daughter and it goes:
Friend: What do you wanna be when you grow up?
Daughter: A doctor... a real doctor, not a dentist.
Friend: Woooooooow... that hurt!:
A lot of our other dentist friends laughed and so did I--and let me be honest. When I was younger I discovered that after writing (and words) I was so in love with Science, especially Biology, so I've always pictured myself as a doctor. But when I was in St Paul, before we left for London, I was also very much into cheerleading (and track n field on the side) so I had too much going on. Basically, I never saw myself as a serious worker, so I thought Medicine might be too much for me. So I said, I'll JUST be a dentist.
Some people come to me with medical questions and I run to my MD bestfriend. When she encounters a dental patient, she calls me for consult. We all have different specialties, but I will agree that while we are REAL DOCTORS too, our knowledge is very much limited to the mouth so that statement (especially from a child) does not hurt me.
How about people with PHD? Are they real doctors? HEHE.