The practise of Medicine offers a breadth of experiences that it is impossible to find in any other subject. Every day brings different patients with different needs.
It’s a great choice for scientists who strive to understand and apply research findings to improve the lives of the patients in their care. It offers a meaningful career that, if we’re being frank, is prestigious, secure and relatively well-paid.
However, practising Medicine can be arduous, stressful, frustrating and bureaucratic and it’s not suited for everyone. You need to be sure that Medicine is the right choice for you. These pages will help you work that out, but there’s no better way to find out for sure than by gaining insight of medical practice by seeing it in action and talking to those who provide healthcare. Studying Medicine because that is what is expected of you is never a good idea: make sure that your motives for choosing to do so are well-reasoned.