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Embarking on the journey to study medicine and become a doctor is one of the most challenging endeavours a young student can choose to undertake, but it is also one of the most rewarding callings in life.
The medical profession guarantees you the chance to give something back to society and contribute to improving people’s lives. If you keep this at heart during the process of applying to medical schools and while you train to become a doctor, it will take you a long way in getting you where you want to be. The years of training and hours of study require dedication and strong motivation to get you through it. It is important that you take your time and give it some thought whether this is the career path for you. Read books written by doctors about what it is really like to do their job. If you know someone who is a healthcare professional or a current medical student ask them questions about their job and the journey getting there. Watch a documentary about doctors. There are many ways you can learn about what this career path will entail.
You should also consider how much you enjoy learning about biological sciences. A great deal of your training will involve learning the scientific / biological theory behind medical practise. It is therefore essential that you enjoy these subjects and will have a passion for learning more about them.
But if after all this consideration and research into a medical career, you believe this is what you really want to do then you certainly are ready to start thinking about applying to medical schools. It is important throughout the application process that you remain inspired and excited about this endeavour you are about to embark on. This is the type of attitude that will keep you motivated and carry you through the process, because it is enthusiastic students who want to make a difference in people’s lives that make the greatest doctors.