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November 18, 2020

Dr. Alddo Molinar on if a Career in Medicine May Be for You

Many people have contemplated a career as a doctor without ultimately acting on the thought. Though the career may strike them as interesting or rewarding, they may be thrown off by a particular aspect of a doctor’s professional life. Or perhaps they just don’t believe that they’re well suited for the work. For those currently in a state of indecision over whether or not to pursue a career in medicine, we’re here to help. We’ve examined information from Dr. Alddo Molinar, a leading anesthesiologist, to create a brief guide detailing signs that you may, in fact, be suited for a career as a doctor.

Compelling reason for interest

Any major life decision is made stronger by having a compelling reason for engaging in the choice. In the case of a career, this is even more important since, in many instances, the choice will be with you throughout your life. If you have a strong reason for your interest in the field of medicine, then that bodes well for your chances of sticking with it through thick and thin. Examining your reasons for interest in a career can be a powerful exercise in determining where your true passions lie.

In the case of Dr. Alddo Molinar, his desire to enter the field of medicine developed early in life. While growing up, he had the misfortune to witness his grandmother fall ill with cancer. The disease not only had a devastating impact on her, but also on the rest of his family. He saw firsthand how widespread the effects of a disease can be. The experience made a profound impact on him and ultimately informed his decision to pursue a career in medicine and work to alleviate suffering in others. To this day, the experience serves as a reminder as to why he’s dedicated his life to his field.

Emotional intelligence

We have a sense through popular culture that the education required to become a doctor is lengthy and arduous. Though working one’s way through medical school, a residency, and beyond can indeed be difficult, it is made easier when one is inclined to lean on their intellect to guide them. However, such a reliance doesn’t mean that a person must only be “book smart” in order to excel as a doctor, though it can certainly be helpful. Instead, emotional intelligence can be just as important for those seeking to enter the healing profession.

This manifests in the work of Dr. Alddo Molinar through the compassion and dedication for which he has become widely known. Some of the best doctors in the world rely on their sense of empathy to help guide their work and be as effective as possible. This has been a hallmark of the doctor’s work throughout his career and has helped him make a lasting impression on the patients he serves. He’s able to accomplish this through a reliance on communication and following up with patients to show them that he is truly invested in their positive health outcomes.

Organized and directed

Hospitals can be fast-paced environments where a doctor’s attention is pulled in multiple directions at once. There can be a sudden and rapid influx of patients or patients can decompensate rapidly. Patients may experience complications during a procedure. Things don’t always go as planned. In other words, the practice of medicine can be quite busy at times.

That’s why it’s important for a doctor to be able to remain organized and focused no matter what their work throws at them. Developing a system to support this trait can be key to being effective. If you’re inclined towards a methodical and organized way of acting, this may be good news for you. Using those skills in a prospective medical practice could help you excel in your field.

The doctor’s work is again another good example of this trait. He’s spoken at length about the importance he places on staying organized and focused amidst the many aspects of his job that pull at his attention. He takes meticulous notes where possible and records his daily actions in a notebook for later reference. He also schedules times into his day for reflection and to take stock of how his work is progressing. Staying orderly and directed in the face of a busy  hospital practice helps him achieve his goals for ensuring positive health outcomes for his patients.

How you find satisfaction

Ultimately, the degree to which you may thrive in a career in medicine may be tied to how you get your professional satisfaction. Though some individuals may view a medical career as a way to be financially secure, it can actually be an arduous way to make one’s living. There are far easier ways to make money, if that’s what’s important to you.

Rather than focus on the financial impact of the career, a more stable approach may be to focus on the other ways the job can provide satisfaction. This means looking to the ways in which it allows you to make a significant impact on the lives of others or the way you can help others achieve their health goals. If that line of thinking appeals to you, it may bode well for your ability to make a lasting career in medicine. If that’s not the way in which you’re inclined to think, and it’s important to be honest on that front, then it may be an indicator that there are other more suitable lines of work in store for you.

In order to really determine if a career as a doctor makes the most sense for you, it’s important to look to the traits that make for a good medical professional. We’ve outlined some of the most important ones above, such as one’s reasons for engaging in the work, one’s emotional intelligence, and one’s degree of organization. By looking to these individual aspects of the career, as well as the example set by Dr. Alddo Molinar, you can begin to have a better sense of what it may take to succeed in this field. Use that information to help you make a more informed choice on what career to pursue.

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