Ambreen Ahmed

Is a contributor to The Almost Doctor’s Channel.

Medical School Fears or Facts

Featured Image Source One of the challenges of being a medical student involve working harder and putting in more wee hours than you’ve ever imagined in your life – but chances are, it’ll also be a more dynamic experience than you’ve ever had before. There are plenty of daunting myths about being a medical student, but in reality, it is quite a respectable, exciting and highly rewarding profession, especially in light of what you’re working towards. In this article, I want to touch base on a few things about being a medical student that I hope will reassure, re-ignite and excite you about the prospect of studying medicine.   A lifelong learning experience This might seem like a somewhat trivial point, but it should not be overlooked. The truth for many courses is that you are only really studying to pass your exams and once you have managed this, the knowledge that you have gained so relentlessly is mostly useless to you. This is, however, not the case in medicine, with areas of study including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, and pathology all being directly applicable in diagnosing, understanding and treating a disease process. Not only is this a great incentive to learn the core course material well, so that you will be a competent doctor, it is also an incentive to go beyond the basic lecture material and satisfy your curiosity...