• Question: Why is it that doctors call what they do "practice"?

    Asked by finlay to Cathal, Daphne, Darren, Jon, Katherine on 15 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Cathal Breen

      Cathal Breen answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Diagnosing or looking after someone is a physical task therefore you practice medicine on people. To listen to someones heart you have to use a stethescope and place it on the persons chest. It takes practice and expertise to be able to do this.