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Can an aspie succeed in the medical field?

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Choco Otter

Hello everyone,

I've been volunteering in my local A&E department as a way to get experience and keep busy. I've been thinking about returning to university, perhaps learning about medicine since I'm having zero luck finding anything in my field of study. But generally speaking, there aren't a lot of autistics in medicine or at least none that I know about in public life. I think that other people tend to generalize and think that an autistic doctor should be like Shaun Murphy from The Good Doctor, but I think that he's a bad example because his strength comes from his savantism rather than his autistic traits.

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HalfFull

I'm sure they can. I know Aspies who have been doctors and nurses. Chance are that a specialism would be quite good, but I imagine that most would make good GPs because people come to you with their symptoms and you diagnose them, with just a little bit of physical contact at times.

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Peridot

There is an ASMR person (even though she doesn't upload anymore) called Tenderloving ASMR who I think is an aspie and she's a nurse.

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On 5/4/2019 at 5:31 PM, Peridot said:

There is an ASMR person (even though she doesn't upload anymore) called Tenderloving ASMR who I think is an aspie and she's a nurse.

I did ponder if she was an aspie, but is this just your opinion or has it been stated? I did wonder about Miss Synchronicity for a while but perhaps not.

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Peridot
19 minutes ago, HalfFull said:

I did ponder if she was an aspie, but is this just your opinion or has it been stated? I did wonder about Miss Synchronicity for a while but perhaps not.

I love Miss Synchronicity! ❤️ She's so cool... I've been binge watching her videos the past couple of weeks or so. But I don't think she's an aspie. She's an introvert but NT it seems to me.

Tenderloving I saw in a video where she was drawing and the way she spoke in that video e.g. just screams AS to me. lol It hasn't been stated though.

Was just about to watch this Miss Synchronicity video:

She's so nice and awesome!

 

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HalfFull

@Peridot Wow, I can't believe someone else in the AS world knows her. I'm actually one of her closest supporters and she knows me online. It was her Lancashire accent video that drew me to her since its where I live and I ended up being one of her closest supporters hence she knows me online. I've not engaged with any others but briefly encountered FrivolousFox not knowing she was quite as big as she was.

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Peridot
13 hours ago, HalfFull said:

@Peridot Wow, I can't believe someone else in the AS world knows her. I'm actually one of her closest supporters and she knows me online. It was her Lancashire accent video that drew me to her since its where I live and I ended up being one of her closest supporters hence she knows me online. I've not engaged with any others but briefly encountered FrivolousFox not knowing she was quite as big as she was.

That's cool that you are online acquaintances/buddies. I like her accent. How the word but is pronounced "boh" lol. There's someone else called Delicate ASMR who has the same accent.

I don't know much about FrivolousFox but I have heard of her. 🦊

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collectingrocks

Don't let the medical field hold you back. I have worked in hospitals for over 25 years

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