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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    If the bold is true, then medicine is not for you. There's very little exploration or adventure in medicine -- you don't exactly sound academic if I'm honest. You very much seem to be living in an extended childhood. Spare the NHS the £250 000+ that it will waste on training you -- it can be put to better use than training somebody who clearly doesn't understand the job, only wants it for the money and the respect, and is actively planning to jump ship after graduating.

    You're clearly only interested in getting money and respect and I doubt your idea of 'helping people' is anything close to what will be expected of you when practising medicine (*insert generic 'get work experience' comment*). Bottomline: If you want to make a ton of money, don't train as a doctor. The days of financial security in medicine are over so please refrain from wasting the limited money the NHS has so you can get a piece of paper to show off to potential suitors.
    They are not wasting money as I might study in Singapore, not Britain and I want to work in many places not just Britain.I like moving around and going to different countries.
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    They are not wasting money as I might study in Singapore, not Britain and I want to work in many places not just Britain.I like moving around and going to different countries.
    We don't have a problem then, as long as you're not wasting NHS money for your own vanity.
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    If your heart is in helping people, do medicine.
    Doctors make very good life time partners too.

    The professional study and training after graduating is very hard work. Absolutely boring from my point of view.
    If you want to gamble for great wealth and lead an uncertain life, the chances are your heart is not really about helping people.

    May be neither career path are right. Taking a year off to explore other areas and understand your convictions and feelings would be wise.
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    Do Medicine.

    you will regret law, trust me, you might as well be in the AA- alcohol anonymous.
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    Being a doctor is awful.

    Go law!
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    I enjoy science and politics and debating I enjoy medicine, however, I think subjects such as history and religious studies come more naturally to me than some science.I find it much easier to debate than understand some theories or balance some chemical equations.I would love to help people and it would be more interesting probably than sitting in an office, I have heard from lawyers that their job is boring and is over exaggerated in movies and the reality is much different.I really enjoy religious studies I am very curious, but I also enjoy looking up diseases and looking at surgery and things as such.I cannot decide I have heard from some lawyers earn a good salary, but some say otherwise.Also, doctors are apparently overworked.Can someone weigh up the pro and cons, please.

    I am confused before I knew deeply that medicine is the dream, but now I don't know anymore.The reality of me working all week morning night in a hospital for less money than deserved.I would like to work privately as I have heard the salary is better and the hours but, I would probably need some experience to work privately. I am so uncertain of my future couple days ago I was so sure.But now all I hear is junior doctors being abused and overworked by the NHS.Which is dangerous as it can be fatal.
    Doing a law degree is nothing close to a guaranteed job in law. A medical degree is a fairly good guarantee of a job in medicine. On that basis, if you're comparing the degrees based on the careers they lead to you will be comparing apples to oranges. You don't need a law degree to become a lawyer anyway. You should focus on the courses themselves.

    Honestly, though, the fact that you're comparing these two disciplines and cannot decide between them suggests you've picked them for the wrong reasons.
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    Honestly, though, the fact that you're comparing these two disciplines and cannot decide between them suggests you've picked them for the wrong reasons.
    This. +1

    It seems very likely to me that the OP has little interest in either beyond the respect and the money that some specialisations can bring.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    This. +1

    It seems very likely to me that the OP has little interest in either beyond the respect and the money that some specialisations can bring.
    The reason I wanted to be a doctor, to be honest, is because I saw this video when this man gave a poor child food and medicine for its mum, and when he was very old he was in the hospital and could not pay the bills, and someone paid them and it turned out that child became a doctor.It seems maybe not a good reason, but it gave me a sort of realisation that I want a job with fulfilment and how fulfilling is a doctor's job.Then I got interested in depth in medicine by constantly looking things up and then I got more interested in medicine.I wanted to became a lawyer because I love debating and my mum always wanted me to be one because doctors have long hours.However, it is harder to get into law then medicine job wise.My reasons may not be good but this is what they are.
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    The reason I wanted to be a doctor, to be honest, is because I saw this video when this man gave a poor child food and medicine for its mum, and when he was very old he was in the hospital and could not pay the bills, and someone paid them and it turned out that child became a doctor.It seems maybe not a good reason, but it gave me a sort of realisation that I want a job with fulfilment and how fulfilling is a doctor's job.Then I got interested in depth in medicine by constantly looking things up and then I got more interested in medicine.I wanted to became a lawyer because I love debating and my mum always wanted me to be one because doctors have long hours.However, it is harder to get into law then medicine job wise.My reasons may not be good but this is what they are.
    Well, at least you realise they're not good reasons. The incident with the doctor and the child isn't exactly the reality of day to day life as a doctor and, frankly, it sounds like something out of a TV show. As for loving debating, you'll need to be better than you've shown here to succeed in law...

    The reasons from the previous page suggest nothing but an emphasis on money (and a love of luxury) and respect, hence the comment in my previous post.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Well, at least you realise they're not good reasons. The incident with the doctor and the child isn't exactly the reality of day to day life as a doctor and, frankly, it sounds like something out of a TV show. As for loving debating, you'll need to be better than you've shown here to succeed in law...

    The reasons from the previous page suggest nothing but an emphasis on money (and a love of luxury) and respect, hence the comment in my previous post.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XADBJjiAO_0
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    Have you read the description in the video (or used common sense)? It's not a true story, it's an advertisement. I stand by my view that your primary motivation is money and respect -- this isn't what life is like as a doctor.

    You're going to have to work long hours in most professions at some point. If you want a cushy job, then be content with a less than luxurious existence.
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    I'm not to that stage in life yet, but I think you should go with your gut-feeling. What makes you feel joyful -law or medicine. Another great idea but regarded silly is a list of pros and cons. You should go on from there, but take your time in picking. Either way, your profession will still help people that's the best thing x

    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    I enjoy science and politics and debating I enjoy medicine, however, I think subjects such as history and religious studies come more naturally to me than some science.I find it much easier to debate than understand some theories or balance some chemical equations.I would love to help people and it would be more interesting probably than sitting in an office, I have heard from lawyers that their job is boring and is over exaggerated in movies and the reality is much different.I really enjoy religious studies I am very curious, but I also enjoy looking up diseases and looking at surgery and things as such.I cannot decide I have heard from some lawyers earn a good salary, but some say otherwise.Also, doctors are apparently overworked.Can someone weigh up the pro and cons, please.

    I am confused before I knew deeply that medicine is the dream, but now I don't know anymore.The reality of me working all week morning night in a hospital for less money than deserved.I would like to work privately as I have heard the salary is better and the hours but, I would probably need some experience to work privately. I am so uncertain of my future couple days ago I was so sure.But now all I hear is junior doctors being abused and overworked by the NHS.Which is dangerous as it can be fatal.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Well, at least you realise they're not good reasons. The incident with the doctor and the child isn't exactly the reality of day to day life as a doctor and, frankly, it sounds like something out of a TV show. As for loving debating, you'll need to be better than you've shown here to succeed in law...

    The reasons from the previous page suggest nothing but an emphasis on money (and a love of luxury) and respect, hence the comment in my previous post.
    Who does not want to live a luxury life?Everyone wants a good life where they can afford things and don't struggle financially or live day by day barely making it.I will be a doctor I did lots of thinking and it is the best job for me as I cannot be a property developer or stock broker or politician.It is a job I want and it is realistic I would say.While the other jobs are not as realistic.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Have you read the description in the video (or used common sense)? It's not a true story, it's an advertisement. I stand by my view that your primary motivation is money and respect -- this isn't what life is like as a doctor.

    You're going to have to work long hours in most professions at some point. If you want a cushy job, then be content with a less than luxurious existence.
    My mum showed me the video I did not look at the description.
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    You could become a legal nurse consultant and have the best of both worlds.

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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    Who does not want to live a luxury life?Everyone wants a good life where they can afford things and don't struggle financially or live day by day barely making it.
    It isn't as black and white as that. You seem to think that you're either rich enough to live a life of luxury or you struggle to afford daily living. That's not the case and the rather substantial number of intermediates between those is basically where most doctors fall. My point is simple: if you want five star hotels, first class plane tickets and all those other things, then being a doctor isn't for you. You have to work for money in the real world and riches just aren't as easy to get as you seem to think they should be.

    I will be a doctor I did lots of thinking and it is the best job for me as I cannot be a property developer or stock broker or politician.It is a job I want and it is realistic I would say.While the other jobs are not as realistic.
    Unless you intend to work in the NHS, I advise against it. It's not exactly the best thing to do ethically if you intend to take the free training (which actually costs the government upwards of £250 000 per doctor) and then go somewhere that you'll be paid more. If you want to do that, then train elsewhere and pay for it yourself.

    All those jobs (property developer, politician, stock broker, doctor) have only a few things in common: money and (for some of them) respect. Which goes back to my point about what you're really looking for in a career, despite the corny video you linked a while back.
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    My mum showed me the video I did not look at the description.
    Well, now you know. That said, common sense should have told you that a real-life video of a real-life incident of this kind wouldn't fast-forward 30 years in a few seconds. Nor would it have the corny music in the background or the carefully decided camera angles.
 
 
 
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