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Now, she can’t be the ‘world’s best doctor’

With both parents being doctors, the child saw medicine as the only profession in the world.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2012 01:20 IST
Hindustan Times

Class 12 student, both parents are doctors

Sixteen-year-old Manpreet Sharma (name changed), a student of Class 12, wants to be a doctor. But these days, she is suffering from a high level of stress. She has even stopped talking to her parents.

Manpreet's father and mother are doctors. Hence, she has been taught since childhood that there is only one profession in the world — that of a doctor.

Though the girl said that her parents were very friendly, it is obvious that the parents have put the child under pressure without realising its harmful effects.
According to experts, the parents did not ask their daughter to score better, but their constant remarks that 'you will be the world's best doctor' put the child under pressure.

Now, Manpreet is undergoing anti-stress treatment. She has been asked to explore other skills, such as dancing, and not run after an MBBS degree only. It may help her regain her lost

Doctors, however, doubt that she might not be able to appear for competitive exams this year.

His competitive exam prep started from Class 7 itself

Class 12 student, father is a senior govt official, mother a lecturer

Ashish Mittal (name changed) belongs to an educated family. His father is at senior government official and his mother is a lecturer. When Ashish was admitted to a hospital, he had only one goal in mind — to become a doctor.

His mother admitted that she put pressure on her son to come out with flying colours in exams. The Class 12 student has been preparing for competitive exams since Class 7. He does not have time to go to his school as he has to attend coaching classes throughout the day.

Now, Ashish, who loves playing football, is under observation. He under so much stress that he just talks about theorems, the topics he needs to work on and exams.

First Published: Jan 16, 2012 01:18 IST