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17 Secrets Pakistani Doctors Want You To Know

(Courtesy of : http://www.shughal.com/17-secrets-pakistani-doctors-want-know/)
Being a doctor in Pakistan is considered to be a really big deal. People assume you are filthy rich, carry a medical encyclopaedia in your brain and are bursting with cures and free advice.
Even though you love your profession dearly, there are a few things you wish you could tell everyone. The SECRETS the Pakistani Doctors want everyone to know.

1. You really wish your khandaan-wale would stop asking you to diagnose their diseases during weddings, Eid meet-ups and dawats.

1. You really wish your khandaan-wale would stop asking you to diagnose their diseases during weddings, Eid meet-ups and dawats.
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2. Contrary to popular belief, being a doctor does not mean that you get rich instantly. It takes years and years of hard work.

2. Contrary to popular belief, being a doctor does not mean that you get rich instantly. It takes years and years of hard work.
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3. Your graduation degree is usually useless unless you do post-graduation. Yes, dedicating 6 years of your life to studying is not enough.

3. Your graduation degree is usually useless unless you do post-graduation. Yes, dedicating 6 years of your life to studying is not enough.
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4. Your journey on becoming a doctor was not a piece of cake. It meant that you often had to give up good night’s sleep, fun, and spending time with friends and family. And, personal grooming as well.

4. Your journey on becoming a doctor was not a piece of cake. It meant that you often had to give up good night's sleep, fun, and spending time with friends and family. And, personal grooming as well.
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5. Every junior doctor is treated like dirt by senior doctors.

5. Every junior doctor is treated like dirt by senior doctors.
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6. If you are a newbie, then you know you have to maintain a cordial relationship with the entire staff. From nurses to technicians, everyone has an upper hand.

6. If you are a newbie, then you know you have to maintain a cordial relationship with the entire staff. From nurses to technicians, everyone has an upper hand.
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7. Female doctors wish people would stop stereotyping them as ideal bahu material.

7. Female doctors wish people would stop stereotyping them as ideal bahu material.
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8. Even after years of practice, you sometimes struggle with bedside manners.

8. Even after years of practice, you sometimes struggle with bedside manners.
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9. You don’t appreciate the look of disgust on your patient’s face when they find out you are an intern.

9. You don't appreciate the look of disgust on your patient's face when they find out you are an intern.
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10. The worst part of being a doctor is giving bad news.

10. The worst part of being a doctor is giving bad news.
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11. The medical life is not as glamorous and messed up as they show it on TV shows and movies. It is rather ordinary.

11. The medical life is not as glamorous and messed up as they show it on TV shows and movies. It is rather ordinary.
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12. You still remember your very first lab coat and the first time you held a stethoscope. You felt like the coolest person in the world.

12. You still remember your very first lab coat and the first time you held a stethoscope. You felt like the coolest person in the world.
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13. You are immune to disgusting things. Nothing can gross you out.

13. You are immune to disgusting things. Nothing can gross you out.
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14. People expect you to give free consultation. You are a walking-talking OPD.

14. People expect you to give free consultation. You are a walking-talking OPD.
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15. Nobody bats an eye when fashion designers charge crazy money. But when doctors go on strike and demand money, everyone loses their mind.

15. Nobody bats an eye when fashion designers charge crazy money. But when doctors go on strike and demand money, everyone loses their mind.
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16. Most of them suffer from hypochondria. They carry a sanitizer everywhere.

16. Most of them suffer from hypochondria. They carry a sanitizer everywhere.
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17. Even though, it can be quite tough, you truly love and enjoy your job.

17. Even though, it can be quite tough, you truly love and enjoy your job.

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