The Great Stem Cell Research Debate

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The focus of this project will be predominantly on the medical field and the pros and cons of working in such a field. This field is a very diverse field to go into, and there are many different areas that can be covered. The reason I have chosen this occupation is because for the longest time I have wanted to go into a profession where I could help people stay well and help sick people get better. I want to help find a cure for something (Cancer, AIDS, Leukemia, etc…) and I want people with these diseases to be able to continue to live normal lives. Unlike many careers, this would give me a chance to change something in the world that can be remembered for decades. I feel that doing something like that would be important because it would give me recognition, which many people never get after their death. I want to be helping people long after I'm gone, and this career gives me that opportunity.The career has many different pros to it, and there are also cons to working in this profession. The first challenge of this profession is the mere fact that you have to attend many years of undergraduate, graduate, and professional school in order to even be considered for this profession. There is also med school, which takes time, money, and lots of hard work to get into. Ahead, I see years of long, hard work and studying to get into med school and after that, I see medical school being very difficult and even after graduating, the internship at a hospital will prove to be very, very difficult. The definition of the actual career of being a doctor entails a lot of different jobs. A doctor is a person who has the ability to diagnose illness, prescribe medication, and depending on their qualifications, they can perform different tasks. Becoming a doctor is a very long and drawn-out process. Doctors must complete an approved field of study during undergraduate school that prepares them for medical school. During this time, they must also take the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test). A score of 27 or higher is generally deemed a good score. Scoring 8-8-8 is also deemed better than scoring 10-10-5 because they want you to be a well-rounded student. There is also an essay portion on the test.A doctor does not have a typical salary because there are so many different types of doctors and they are all paid by their skills and based on how much their services are needed in the area. An average salary could be somewhere around $100,000 to over $500,000. Doctors can work in hospitals, their own practices, or they sometimes make house calls. Most of the time, a doctor is in a very safe, very clean environment. They have very rigorous working schedules because they are forced to be available throughout the day and into the night sometimes. Many doctors are on their own after a while, where they can make their own decisions and have many people working under them. Doctors are put in very tough situations sometimes. They must tell family members that they...

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