I want to become a Doctor

Michael talks about his future plans of one day becoming a doctor, in a rural town in America, and helping people in that community.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


As far as my future plans go, I want to go to medical school so that I can become a doctor.

I think I'd like to be a family physician, and I think that I'd like to practice in a rural setting.

So, I grew up in a really small town, and I enjoyed the relationships you build, and the interconnectedness you feel, generally in a small town. Everyone kind of shares a common cause, which is making the community better.

And I think being a doctor in a small town will allow you to build meaningful relationships, help people, and it's almost a job requirement to, work to make, not only people's lives better, but to improve the community. Which is something that interests me.