That infamous interview question
After the harsh reality of her first year, Sunita Deshmukh wonders why she wanted to become a doctor
Why would anyone in their right mind want to be a doctor? If television shows like ER, Scrubs, or Grey's Anatomy are anything to go by, there is a plethora of exciting, fulfilling, and glamorous reasons to want to practise medicine. But lying awake in bed at 2 am, having forced down too many cups of coffee between yesterday's and today's exams, this particular aspect of the experience seemed neither exciting nor glamorous. My hair is unwashed and uncombed and my bottom lip cracked from nervous nibbling. There certainly is no gossip-worthy love triangle between my best friend, her boss, and his adulteress of an ex-wife. I'm still waiting for a newly discovered philosophy of life, and there is no cheesy narration to summarise the day's events. Everyone keeps telling us freshers that it's only going to get worse. So why do it?
I was never asked the infamous interview