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A Brief Paragraph on Doctor

People who practise medicine are doctors. Doctors are educated to promote wellness and treat illness. The work of a doctor involves numerous aspects. Doctors must first determine what is causing a patient's illness. Then they choose a course of action. They can also forecast the patient's recovery time. Doctors also work to avoid illnesses. Doctors collaborate with a wide range of individuals when treating patients, including nurses, therapists, and physician assistants.

A doctor

A Doctor

It takes years of education and training to become a doctor. Before starting medical school, students enrol in general education courses as well as courses in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. After that, students attend medical school for four to five years. In medical school, graduates often receive a doctor degree after the completion of the course. If we have to thank a doctor, 10 lines about the doctor would be very less. In this article we will discuss the role of a doctor and how one can be a doctor.

Role of a Doctor

As far we have seen a few lines about doctors. Now we are going to see the role of a doctor. A doctor is a skilled person who knows diseases and treatments. A doctor is responsible for a lot of work in a hospital. 

The following are the roles of a doctor.

Saving Life: Typically, this occurs during an emergency procedure or an elective procedure for a time-sensitive or catastrophic sickness. Accidental injury and difficult labour are other factors.

Extending Life: Unfortunately, not all illnesses can be totally treated. However, with the help of doctors, medicines, and therapies, the patient's lifetime or the start of the worst effects of sickness can be substantially extended. Despite the fact that this time varies widely from case to case and patient to patient, the efforts behind the cause are admirable.

Improving Lives: Not every disease compromises the patient's life. However, suffering the discomforts for the rest of one's life is not an option. Doctors' efforts enable them to reduce these discomforts and live their lives to the fullest. Doctors play an important role in the Healthcare sector, they guide nurses and other hospital staff in hospitals.

A doctor treating a patient

A Doctor Treating a Patient

Types of Doctors

There are many types of doctors, depending on the field they have studied, like physicians, surgeons, dermatologists, cardiologists, etc.

  • Surgeons: A person who specialises in surgery and has surgical knowledge is called a surgeon.

  • Physician: Doctors that perform non-surgical treatment are called physicians.

  • Gynaecologist: A doctor skilled in female reproductive health is called a gynaecologist.

  • Dermatologist: A doctor that treats skin diseases is called a dermatologist.

  • Dentist: A doctor who is skilled in the treatment of teeth is called the dentist.

  • Cardiologist: A person who knows the treatment of the blood vessels and heart is called a cardiologist.

Interesting Facts about Doctors

  • To become a doctor in India, an aspirant should have passed the 12th class with a science background.

  • In India, a student who wants to become a doctor should have studied Biology in Class 12th.

  • Qualifying  medical entrance exams is necessary to become a doctor.

  • To become a doctor, one should need an MBBS or equivalent qualification.

  • To become a doctor, one should have to do a five-year graduation course.

  • In a five-year graduation course, 1-year fieldwork or internship is mandatory.


The person who wants to become one has to do a five-year graduation course after passing his or her schooling. Doctors also complete their masters in one particular specialisation. To get admission to college in India, one has to cross the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) exam. Doctors play an important role in curing patient illnesses. Doctors give required treatment and advice to the patient so that the patient becomes healthy.

FAQs on Doctor

1. What subjects are necessary to study in senior secondary to become doctors?

To become a doctor, one needs to study science subjects. PCB (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) combination is mandatory for the aspirant who wants to be admitted to medical colleges. A person who passed his or her senior secondary with a minimum of 55% is eligible to become a doctor. Other than subject knowledge, a doctor aspirant should have patience, observation power and communication skills.

2. What are the 3 attitude should a doctor have?

Following are the attitude doctor should have:

  • Emotional Stability: Working with medicines may be quite stressful, and a doctor must be emotionally strong to cope with these stresses. On a regular basis, an emotionally stable individual can deal with emergency situations and human suffering.

  • Compassion: A doctor must understand that he is not a machine programmed to execute a mission. A doctor's personality includes empathy, compassion, politeness, and civility.

  • Presence & Patience: The basics to working with patients are awareness and patience. Understanding the patient's treatment requires mental presence. Instead of focusing about how you would answer, a doctor should focus on what the patient is saying (verbal and nonverbal signs).

3. What are the do’s and don’ts while visiting the doctor?

The do's are as follows:

  • Participate, consult with experts, and know your course of action.

  • Be prepared to heed professional guidance

  • Kindly immediately report any difficulties or allergies.

  • Obey the hospital staff's directions.

  • Uphold proper hygiene and manners.

  • Be nice in conversation

 The don'ts are as follows:

  • Self-medication withholding information from the physician

  • Ignore dietary restrictions and other instructions

  • Spit and smoke on hospital property