Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The end of the medicine road

As you probably realised from the lack of posting here, I didn't get the grades at the point of entry (AAB, in case you were wondering). I got my Physics (B) remarked and it went up to an A (yay!), but by that point I was very happy with my course, Biomedicine at the University of East Anglia, so I decided to stick with it. And I'm glad I did to be honest! Medicine and a career as a doctor isn't cut out for everyone. I realised that the interviewers were telling me something with the 4 post-interview rejections.

In hindsight, I'm glad I didn't stick with medicine. I've got close friends studying it at Cambridge, Oxford, Leicester and Sheffield. I've seen what they're doing in their respective courses and I don't think I have quite the right traits that are needed for it. Biomedicine is much more down my street. In case you're wondering how I got on the course, I was offered a course change at UEA when I was rejected for medicine. A lot of my fellow Biomedics had exactly that too. I don't really know what I'm going to do with my degree yet though. The jury is still out on the graduate medicine route. I quite fancy doing lab work, but I'll see.

The main message from this is, if you can realistically see yourself genuinely being a doctor in the future, then follow the medicine path. You're the best judge of yourself. Weigh up everything, be it positive or slightly negative. Everyone has a path that they are made to do. Mine wasn't medicine, but there will be people reading this who are destined for it.

This is the end of the road for me. I wish you guys all the best luck in medicine, and, who knows, I might end up being treated by one of you sometime in the future!

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