Medical families-an inside story
Sisters-Shikha Singh and Swati Singh-explain what it means to be part of a medical family
- By: Shikha Singh, Swati Singh
As a talkative seven year old, I remember being happy to answer the question that I was often asked: what would I like to be when I grow up? And as soon as I realised that being a princess was not a job, I told everyone that I wanted to be a doctor. My primary school teachers were impressed to overhear me explaining to other children that a cardiologist means a “heart doctor.” Was I a child prodigy of some sort? Unfortunately not. I was a child from a medical family. Sixteen years later-with the end of medical school near-I have witnessed the phenomenon that doctors seem to breed doctors because many of my peers are from medical families.
What are the perks and pitfalls of being part of a medical family? I have only found it to be a good thing. If nothing else, it has saved me money