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This is a commonly asked interview question that applicants seem to have difficulty in answering . The best way to approach this question is to make sure you acknowledge the importance of nurses and that you are aware of the important role they have.
Nurses are an integral part of the medical profession and multidisciplinary team.
HIghlight the differences in roles between nurses and doctors. For example, doctors are more involved in diagnosis whereas nurses are more involved in carrying out treatments.
After showing that you understand the different roles that doctors and nurses have, you can then talk about why you feel you would be more well suited to being a doctor. Perhaps you enjoy the problem solving aspect in diagnosis or the greater use of applied science as a doctor.
You can also speak about your work experience here and relate it to why you think being a doctor is more well suited to you – perhaps you witnessed doctors and nurses working together in a team but playing different roles.
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