3 Amazing facts about Doctors

1. Despite popular belief, doctors are not usually paid to promote a certain drug or device to the patient they are treating. Instead, many doctors may be paid by pharmaceutical companies and device makers to either give talks to groups of patients or doctors about a product, provide advice to companies on clinical trial designs or, less commonly, to conduct research trials at their practices.

2. Nearly half of all medical school graduates are women. This is up 30% from over thirty years ago. Girl power!

3. Becoming a doctor requires more training than most other jobs. It usually takes at least 11 years to become a doctor: 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, and 3 years working in a hospital. For some specialties, doctors may have to work in a hospital for up to 8 years before they are trained.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Matatoune says:

    It’s important that the doctors aren’t paid by labotory ! Thanks for this post! Have a good day!


  2. And when I think that when I was little I wanted to become a doctor 👩‍⚕️

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  3. Abhijit Ray says:

    It is true to become a good doctor it needs a lot of training. It is not easy to understand another person’s problem, diagnose it rightly and suggest a medicine. But I have seen many doctors prescribe medicines of certain company, even when cheaper alternatives are available. Doctors clam they believe in the medicine. It is also true doctors are given incentives to prescribe certain products. May be not all doctors do this. Some certainly do. Percentage may vary from country to country and person to person.

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  4. zadi says:

    Interesting post, all facts are true, thanks for sharing, have a blessed day

    Liked by 1 person

  5. T.Zelalem says:

    I like the 2nd point. I am female last year medical student. Since more than half of my classmates are females, I get it. That is true.

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