DREAM OF STUDYING MBBS / MD ?
Should you study Medicine? There are a lot of reasons why people choose to study Medicine, ranging from personal calling to calculated financial gain. Whether it’s the first choice or the backup degree option, studying Medicine at an international university is a long-term commitment and it is generally not taken lightly by students. Most doctors would say that there is no greater joy than the one you feel when you manage to help a very sick patient or when you are part of a group of scientists who discover a new medicine for a certain disease. The ability to directly help the healing process is also a continuous challenge and sometimes it is not easy to cope with it. For this reason, your medical education will prepare you to handle the difficult moments and land on your feet in 99% of the cases.The world needs more doctors. The situation in Europe is reasonable compared to some other continents like Asia or Africa. There are also differences in the need for doctors in different European countries.In most cases, medicine students get a job immediately after they graduate. Certain specialisations are becoming insufficient locally and globally, such as paediatricians, oncologists, immunologists and gynaecologists.
Doctors are seen as a symbol of dignity, responsibility and service towards the community. Members of every local community are aware of the hard work and sacrifices that the medical professional goes through to achieve and maintain this job at an efficient level.Therefore, their positions and opinions relating to the welfare of the community are taken into serious consideration, as well as their example in behaviour and moral standing. This creates additional responsibility for doctors but shows that medical professionals are natural leaders in their cities and neighbourhoods. Being a medical student will involve working harder than you’ve ever worked in your life – but chances are, it’ll also involve having more fun than you’ve ever had before. There are plenty of off-putting myths about being a medical student, but in reality it’s enjoyable, interesting and highly rewarding, especially in light of what you’re working towards.
Studying medicine comes with a certain expectation to work harder on average than most other students. There are generally more contact hours than other subjects (this year I have a 9-5 day every Friday) with practicals and lectures taking up a great deal of time. Of course it’s not just the contact hours when you are working: lecture notes need to be read over, essays have to be written, practicals should be prepared for and keeping on top of it all can be a challenge. This is especially the case as your work load will vary from week to week, sometimes being set a great deal of work and sometimes having a whole week with very little to do. Therefore it’s important to be flexible with how you work and appreciate that sometimes you will have to put in a long stint of work in order to have the time off when you need it.There’s also a reasonable amount of pressure on to pass exams. In most subjects other than medicine what you are really studying and aiming for is the best grade possible. Obviously this is true to an extent in medicine, but there is an additional challenge, which is the very high pass marks for the “2nd MB” exams, the ones you have to pass in order to become a doctor. By being passed in these you are essentially being certified as competent enough in a subject area to continue towards a professional medical career. Passing these exams can often require cramming a great deal of knowledge in a small space of time and this can be stressful, but the reward after exams is a long summer to enjoy.
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