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Motivation & Insight into Medicine 3
Why not consider a career in nursing or as a pharmacist?
In answering this question it is essential to remember that Medicine Interview panels are made up of a range of MDT members, and not only doctors. It is essential to be respectful and complimentary of other MDT professionals when answering this question.
Rejection Candidate Response
- I do not believe that I would fully utilise my potential if I were to become a nurse/pharmacist.
- I would like to do more than change bed sheets/dispense medication on a daily basis.
Average Candidate Response
- I have always wanted to be a doctor and I believe that my character is suited to pursuing a career in Medicine.
Excellent Candidate Response
- I recognise that there are many similarities between medicine and nursing with both professions vital in the effective running of the NHS, optimising patient care and many nurse practitioners also now playing a vital role in diagnosing conditions and prescribing medications. However, I am particularly drawn to Medicine due to the wide range of specialities which I could choose to pursue, and also the fact that being a doctor is dynamic and very much at the forefront of medical innovation. Hence, as a doctor I would be at the pivot of medical advances, in a vital clinical decision making role.