• Question: Did you ever think about being a doctor?

    Asked by Hannah Banana to Zoe, Lindsay, Kenzi, Jeff on 18 May 2015.
    • Photo: K. Lindsay Hunter

      K. Lindsay Hunter answered on 18 May 2015:

      I have thought about it seriously, and I even have taught doctors and nurses! I really like the possibility of helping people who are sick, especially terminally ill children. Arrrgh! Now you’re making me second guess my decision to go into research!

    • Photo: Zoe GetmanPickering

      Zoe GetmanPickering answered on 18 May 2015:

      NEVER! Med school is super stressful, competitive and scary. I like being in an environment where there is lots of friendly collaboration instead of backstabbing.

    • Photo: Jeff Shi

      Jeff Shi answered on 19 May 2015:

      Actually, as a scientist, we often are different types of doctors – we have what are called PhDs instead of MDs (medical doctors). I never thought about being a medical doctor seriously, though!