Would I Make a Good Doctor?

Would I Make a Good Doctor?

Have you ever wondered why doctors just can’t solve your medical issue?  They are supposed to be among the smartest people in the world, yet they can’t seem to figure out your issues. I warned my college son of my experience with traditional medicine doctors when he demanded to see one for his ailment. So I set an appointment up for him with one that was highly rated in the area. After the appointment, my son returned dejected. The doctor had told him his problem had to do with anxiety at college. But as my son told me, this was the summer time. He didn’t have any studies to be anxious about.   

If you look at the career ability pattern required to be a traditional medical doctor, you will notice that it doesn’t require they “think outside the box” to find a solution. In fact, it is inversely associated with the ability to earn a degree in the field. Instead they have Concentrative Reasoning. This ability that allows people to study volumes of material without distraction. And they certainly have volumes of materials to study, learn and  memorize in order to regurgitate it back when they have used their other abilities to comprehend your situation. When the solution isn’t in their field or in their books, they are not able to generate a novel solution. 

Doctors in the U.S. typically earn $200,000 a year, and the field is growing faster than ever. You’ll need a doctoral degree, as well as the natural abilities and interests. 

Do you have what it takes?

According to the Highlands Ability Battery, Pediatric Physician and General Family Physician are among of the most demanding careers. The higher the scores on Observation, Verbal Memory, and Pitch Discrimination abilities yields more capacity to notice issues.

  • Observation, the ability to  notice subtle differences, is obviously key.
  • Verbal Memory along with low to moderate low scores in Idea Productivity is necessary to concentrate and remember volumes of data.
  • Pitch Discrimination is related to hypersensitivity of all the senses enabling the physician to perceive subtle physical elements.
  • With a moderate to moderately high IP score you can expect the practitioner to better think outside the box to solve unique medical issues.
  • Design Memory is a must since it enable one to glean volumes of information from charted data about patients, although I’d say that at least a moderately high score would be sufficient. 
  • Spatial Relations Visualization is necessary for perceiving the anatomy and physiology of a patient.
  • Spatial Relations Theory is essential to understand the invisible interactive systems of biological and chemical and physiological functions.
  • Classification is necessary to perceive problems readily; Concept Organization is the ability to create patient plans to resolve those problems in effective and efficient ways. 


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