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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
Anyone else want to do medicine? Im currently taking Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Philosophy and Politics and my 1st choice would be St Georges, followed my KGT.
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It would be cool to see if there any other people who want to do med school
a lot of people think i am crazy wanting to do medicine, and there are a hellava lot of people who are dissillusioned by it, but its what im gonna do....perhaps im a masochist in denial hehehe <IMG alt="image" SRC="cool.gif" border="0">

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My view is that if you are sure that you want to invest the time, effort and money in order to complete Med school then go for it! Don't let anybody deter you.

    However, I have been down the same path and have left the profession after 12 years. My reasons for changing careers were many, however one the factors that lead to my dis-contentment was the bureaucratic rubbish that surrounds the provision of health care in this country.

    I don't regret my initial career choice, but reality turned out to be very different than the idealistic and ultraistic portrayals that are offered by families, friends, teachers and career advisors.

    I would encourage you to speak to some doctors ( maybe your own), so that you get a broader perspective of what the profession really offers; the joys and pains!

    Good luck. <IMG alt="image" SRC="cool.gif" border="0">

    Squinty
    Mod. <IMG alt="image" SRC="cool.gif" border="0">

    [ 18-12-2001: Message edited by: Squinty ]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know someone at Sheffield uni studying medicine, she seems to enjoy it. Not my scene tho, i've seen first hand bad accidents and diverting traffic and comforting the less injured is about my limit, i'm not very squeamish, it's just not my cup of tea.
    All the best with it <IMG alt="image" SRC="cool.gif" border="0">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm a medical student (1st year).
    Squinty don't put me off now!!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kentish,

    Don't get me wrong: there are many rewards to be derived from the profession; I am sure you have aleady started to, and will reap them. As I said earlier:
    Originally posted by Squinty:
    <STRONG>if you are sure that you want to invest the time, effort and money in order to complete Med school then go for it! Don't let anybody deter you.
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    For that, I would wholeheartedly support and encourage your professional growth and development.

    Good on you and Good Luck. <IMG alt="image" SRC="cool.gif" border="0"> <IMG alt="image" SRC="wink.gif" border="0">

    PS: I have many friends that are doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, pharmacists,..., that wouldn't give up their careers for anything. Another thing is that each has a different take on their professional happiness; each is as individual as the person themselves <IMG alt="image" SRC="wink.gif" border="0">

    [ 20-12-2001: Message edited by: Squinty ]
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So why did you quit?
    (Or am I probing too far?!) <IMG alt="image" SRC="wink.gif" border="0">
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