Is it true, that when one becomes a doctor, one has to keep researchng and studing even after you have already becomed a doctor?

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sostrowski eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Yes, it is very true that once one has already become a doctor, he/she must continue researching and studying.  The medical field is one that changes and progresses very rapidly, and a doctor needs to keep up with his/her studies in order to know about procedures and treatments that are being discovered and researched.

Think of it this way, if you started going to a doctor who had his/her medical license for 20+ years, you would be going to them because they had a lot of experience and you trusted them.  But, would you trust them as much if you found out they hadn't learned anything new since they first got their license?  No, you would trust a doctor more who had kept up with his/ her studies and would be able to provide you with the best care for your particular case, whether that care come from studies hundreds of years ago or studies last month.

mapriem eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In any profession, such as teaching or medicine, new research produces relevant information to inhance one's success and professionalism, as well as accurate knowledge in a variety of subjects. In Medicine, new discoveries for treatments and prevention of diseases happen everyday.  In order to keep up with this, many doctors join professional organizations which keep them informed on the latest discoveries in their specialty. Research by the National Institute of Health, Mayo Clinic, and John Hopkins University is ongoing to further advance the cause in the medical field. A responsible doctor will make time in his/her work schedule to study and keep informed so that patients get the latest, up to date treatments for their specific condition. Happy studying.