Poll of the Week - Would You Let Your Kids Become Doctors?

October 26, 2011

If your child said they wanted to become a physician, what would be your reaction?

Blogger Melissa Young recently wrote that she would not discourage her children from following her footsteps into the medical field, but wouldn’t encourage it either. Our recent Great American Physician Survey found that 38 percent of Young’s peers would encourage their children to become physicians (another 42 percent said they would answer questions without swaying a choice either way). Where do you stand?