Do You Have the Mind of a Doctor?

By: Zoe Samuel
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
What percentage of people do you actually like?
80% or more
70%
20%
50%

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Do you look good in a white lab coat?
Absolutely!
I don't know.
No
Not as good as in a suit

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Can you remember long lists of seemingly unrelated items?
Yes! I love it!
Yes, but I can't be bothered.
Nope
Depends on the type of item

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How steady are your hands?
Like a rock
Like a metronome (They move, but predictably.)
Like jelly
Like a pianist

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How important is money to you?
Very
Fairly
Not at all
It's the most important thing.

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Could you break bad news to someone in a sensitive way?
I have, many times.
I could learn.
No. I am incredibly insensitive.
Yes, but please don't make me!

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Would you be willing to spend ten years in college?
Yes, please!
Not really
Heck no
Not all in one block

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How icky do you find the sight of blood?
I like it fine.
I can deal.
I fear and loathe it.
I'm weirdly intrigued by it.

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Can you fill in a form quickly and accurately?
Yes, and my handwriting is great!
Yes, but my handwriting is bad.
No, I move decimals all the time.
Yes, but I hate forms.

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How easily do you separate your work and home life?
I don't actually think a doctor should be a robot who does that.
I can, but I don't!
I can't do that.
I totally can when I want to.

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Confidentiality is everything. Can you keep a secret?
Yes!
Not if it's really juicy
Nah. I'm a sieve.
Don't make me! I love to gossip.

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How well can you operate on not enough sleep?
I almost don't need sleep.
I can't really handle that.
I would definitely die very quickly.
I can, but I am grumpy.

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How official do you sound when you say "Scalpel"?
Super awesome
Pretty decent
Like a fraud
Like I'm a soap actor

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Do you often fantasize about being the person who can swoop in and help in an emergency?
I don't fantasize. I am that person.
Often
Never
Actually, that is my recurring nightmare.

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Do you mind people only wanting to see you when they are unwell?
No, I like feeling needed.
That is a little offensive, yes.
I would hate that.
Eventually, it would get to me.

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When you make a mistake, how comfortable are you with owning it?
I can handle it like a grownup.
I can't do that, but I'm learning.
I never do that.
I can do that, but I hate it.

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What is your tolerance for ambiguity?
Very high
Quite low
Non-existent
Higher than most

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How do you feel about the prospect of constantly having to update your skills to say relevant?
I love it!
I hate it!
I refuse to do it!
I like it!

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If a patient told you they learned something from some quack website, how would you get them to change course?
Patiently and with evidence
Harshly and with judgment
I wouldn't bother. That's just Darwin at work, man.
I would tell them to see a witch doctor because we don't roll that way in my office.

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Do you consider yourself a team player?
Yes, as long as the team is respectful.
Yes, as long as the team is competent.
Nope
I can be, but I don't like it.

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Would you move to another city for work?
I have!
I would!
I wouldn't!
I might!

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Can you deal with being in plenty of student debt?
I have rich parents who saved $300,000 for my education.
I am nervous about that.
I can't do that.
I am deterred by that, I won't lie.

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How strong are your math skills?
Einstein-like
Very good
Terrible
Better than my old teachers would believe

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How important is a clean working environment to you?
Essential
I don't mind much about that.
I love muck!
Quite important

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Do you love to keep meticulous records?
That's my idea of heaven!
I hate that.
No, and I can't anyway.
I actually do love a good spreadsheet.

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Is there a particular organ or system in the body that interests you?
I love them all!
I love one in particular.
The body is just a vessel.
I like quite a few of them.

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Can you deal with effectively being on call in just about any situation, forever?
Yes. It makes me feel like a superhero.
I don't know yet.
Definitely not
Maybe

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Do you like the idea of a hierarchical career where the next step is generally clear?
I love it!
I like it!
I hate it.
I could accept it.

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How much physical work do you like your job to include?
About 25%
About 40%
All of it
About 30%

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How much reading do you do just for fun?
I'm a bookworm.
I read newspapers and biographies but not fiction.
I don't read much.
I only read fiction.

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