So hi, this is my first post (that I can think of) and its come at a time of crisis. Also I don't know if there's a specific area this kind of thing is meant to be posted so hopefully a moderator can help there.
I am currently in my 3rd year of Medicine which is the first clinical year and I am at a complete loss. I have barely passed my first 2 year and am struggling/failing this year so far.
A bit more background on me. Prior to this course I was a 'straight A student' not as a brag but to mention that I have the capability to do the course. I have completed a BSc passing with a high 2:1 as well and went straight from that into this course and I really really want to have a break from it all (I haven't strictly left education ever!).
I feel completely unmotivated to study, I can't concentrate at all and I just don't enjoy any aspect of the course at the moment. I haven't gotten a therapist or tutor to talk to about this stuff since I am generally a really private person and don't voice any of this but I seriously don't know what to do. I have tried to get my GP to talk to me but he de-registered me for not going since I haven't been ill since I registered. I am also in quite a financial bind, from having loans for my previous degree and paying for this one outright I feel immense pressure to continue the degree from my family.
I want to know how long you can take from studying to do your own thing/prepare yourself. I want to complete the course but I just don't think I am in the right place right now. I have looked up some possibilities that would interest me which generally revolve around research rather than study. Also what channels do you suggest I go through for this?
Any advice would be really helpful because I seriously am just at a loss.
Thanks in advance!
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