• Question: do you think an 11 year old like me can be a doctor? Because it is my dream in the future.

    Asked by anon-249572 on 4 Mar 2020.
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      Nathan James answered on 4 Mar 2020:

      Absolutely! The earlier you choose your dream, the easier it is to focus on achieving it! Think about what grades and experiences you’ll need in the future. But for now, just focus on working hard in school. 😊

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      Sophie Arthur answered on 4 Mar 2020:

      100%. I’m a firm believer in that you can be anything you want to be. Start thinking about how you can achieve those goals – so what grades you need in what subjects and then what other experiences might help you get there too. Good luck 🙂

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      Sarah Carter answered on 4 Mar 2020:

      I honestly believe you can do anything you want to. Achieving big things is absolutely possible, especially when you decide what you want to do as early as you have.

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      Toby Candler answered on 4 Mar 2020:

      Of course you can!
      You need keep trying hard at science and your school subject and start to explore what being a doctor is like and if you want to do it (this chat is a good starting point!).
      If it is your dream then let your teachers and family/guardians know so they can support you in your dream. Keep positive and you will do great!

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      Sarah Clarke answered on 4 Mar 2020:

      Absolutely… nothing is impossible! The sooner you start planning the better – find out what grades you need, what subjects you need to do, what extra-curricular things might be important. And let your family, friends and teacher know so that they can provide you with support and guidance. Best of luck!

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      Samir Hopestone answered on 4 Mar 2020:

      I think you can do anything if you put your mind to it! Go for it!

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      M S answered on 4 Mar 2020:

      Yes. 100% yes.

      If you want it and work hard for it, you can do anything

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      Lotte de Winde answered on 4 Mar 2020:

      Of course! It is great that you already know what you want to be, so you can plan how you can get there.

      I wanted to become a paediatrician when I was your age, but that actually didn’t really work out, as I am now a scientist. But I loved my studies and my job, so on your way to becoming a doctor, keep an eye out for and be open to other professions you may like.

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      Robyn Kiy answered on 4 Mar 2020:

      Definitely! If you set your mind to it, you can achieve it. Keep working hard in all your subjects, especially science, maths, and English, and let your teachers know so they can give you extra support and advice!
      Eventually you can start to think about things like voluntary work, and work experience in different healthcare settings, so that you’re as prepared as possible! 👩‍⚕️👨‍⚕️

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      Paige Chandler answered on 4 Mar 2020:

      Of course! If you work hard, you can achieve your dreams. Keep your goal in mind, and always think about your goal -being a doctor – when you make decisions, such as picking your GCSEs.

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      Xiaohan Li answered on 4 Mar 2020:

      Absolutely! It feels really great to have a dream job to chase for! It gives you so much energy to improve and to enjoy life. As long as you stick to it and work hard, you will definitely get there! Good luck. 🙂

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      Andrea Kusec answered on 5 Mar 2020:

      You definitely can!! The most important thing is that you feel it’s the best thing for you to do 🙂

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      Nuru Noor answered on 5 Mar 2020:

      Great to see you’re so motivated and enthusiastic 👏 Being a doctor and working in research, I think that’s one of the most important attitudes to have – and you already have it!

      If you continue to work hard during school then you can definitely achieve your dreams. Best of luck to you 👍

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      Nathan Kindred answered on 5 Mar 2020:

      Definitely! Just work hard and do your best 🙂

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      Kate Mitchell answered on 5 Mar 2020:

      Yes! All doctors were 11 years old once 🙂

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      Jennifer Roe answered on 5 Mar 2020:

      Yes of course. All jobs need some hard work but if your willing to work hard then you can make it happen. I’d just say think about your choices in school subjects and aim towards what will give you the best chance of becoming a doctor.

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      Ioana Grigoras answered on 7 Mar 2020:

      Of course you can! If that is what you wish and you are motivated, nothing can stop you. Study hard, be curious and always ask questions! It is a lot of work, but it is definitely worth it. I wish you all the best!

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      Sarah Brown answered on 13 Mar 2020:

      Yes – it is great that you know this is what you want to do already! I am sure you will be a fab doctor one day 🙂