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    Well my friends think I'm too 'awkward' for medicine and I know that if I want it so bad I shouldn't care, but I consider my friends opinions otherwise, why wouldn't I now? I am pretty awkward, but I can't see myself doing anything else but be a doctor, I'm just not sure if my personality will stand in the way of that. A lot of these opinions come from other potential med students but I feel really stuckup when I say to myself that it's because they're trying to eliminate potential competition by discouraging others because what if they're right and I am wrong for this path? Anyway, is it right to say that the worst possible person for medicine is someone who's 'awkward' due to all the patient contact they'd have? Just trying to get some others opinions, thanks :3

    Why the neg? -.- but I guess I missed the point, what I was trying to ask was do you think your personality can get in the way of your determination and maybe even your intellect? General question tbh, I was just trying to use my friends as an example
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    (Original post by Frankiej)
    Well my friends think I'm too 'awkward' for medicine and I know that if I want it so bad I shouldn't care, but I consider my friends opinions otherwise, why wouldn't I now? I am pretty awkward, but I can't see myself doing anything else but be a doctor, I'm just not sure if my personality will stand in the way of that. A lot of these opinions come from other potential med students but I feel really stuckup when I say to myself that it's because they're trying to eliminate potential competition by discouraging others because what if they're right and I am wrong for this path? Anyway, is it right to say that the worst possible person for medicine is someone who's 'awkward' due to all the patient contact they'd have? Just trying to get some others opinions, thanks :3
    if you really want it, let the admissions tutors decide... you can get over awkwardness so it's not an issue at this point.
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    Oh please, don't listen to your friends; there's a good chance they're just jealous of you.
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    If your going to listen to the haters, you don't deserve to do medicine, they teach us how to communicate more effectively so you have no reason to worry.
    Get new mates, if I told you what I think you should say to your mates, I'll get banned from the forum
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    Sounds like the typical "friend doesn't think I am/should because they're jealous of me" scene.

    Go for it if it's your dream, or if you want to study it.
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    Who cares what they think?

    People (including certain family members) have been telling me in subtle and not so subtle ways that I'm not suited to medicine either. For years. They can go stuff themselves.

    Other people are only an issue if you let them be.
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    Who cares what they think?

    People (including certain family members) have been telling me in subtle and not so subtle ways that I'm not suited to medicine either. For years. They can go stuff themselves.

    Other people are only an issue if you let them be.
    I like this. :yes: He/she speaks the truth.
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    I don't know you personally - but my friend's are the exact same, and I just laugh it off. They mostly have no idea what they're doing with their lives and yet have no qualms criticising other's plans. When someone's criticism isn't at all constructive, they most like have a motive for criticising that isn't to help you. Many of my friends have greater flaws to their personality than awkwardness, and underneath it all are less self-secure than me. Some people will always readily tell you what you can't do, what's impossible - I derive motivation from that, with the desire to prove them wrong.
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    Who cares. It's the admission tutors who decide. If you can do it and want to do it go for it!
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    Theres always the common misconception that there is a perfect medicine student but its really not the case. Theres are different roles and careers in medicine that can suit everyone. Seriously dwwwwwwwwwww, also what do you mean by awkward?
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    (Original post by Frankiej)
    Well my friends think I'm too 'awkward' for medicine and I know that if I want it so bad I shouldn't care, but I consider my friends opinions otherwise, why wouldn't I now? I am pretty awkward, but I can't see myself doing anything else but be a doctor, I'm just not sure if my personality will stand in the way of that. A lot of these opinions come from other potential med students but I feel really stuckup when I say to myself that it's because they're trying to eliminate potential competition by discouraging others because what if they're right and I am wrong for this path? Anyway, is it right to say that the worst possible person for medicine is someone who's 'awkward' due to all the patient contact they'd have? Just trying to get some others opinions, thanks :3

    Why the neg? -.- but I guess I missed the point, what I was trying to ask was do you think your personality can get in the way of your determination and maybe even your intellect? General question tbh, I was just trying to use my friends as an example
    If you're told by a doctor or a med school admissions tutor that you're not right for medicine, it might bear some weighting, but your friends don't know squat. It does sound like they're just jealous or petty; a true friend would give you some positive encouragement - and if they did think that your 'awkwardness' might be a problem, would go about it completely differently - for example, encouraging you to get some patient-based work experience to get used to it, rather than just telling you that you're "not suited to medicine".
    Social skills and the ability to converse with patients well is something that you'll pick up with experience. If you are smart enough and have the drive to do it, go ahead.

    I really can't believe that your 'friends' would be so negative towards you. I wouldn't want to spend time around people like that, to be quite honest.

    All the best with your application Oh and - don't worry about the neg :lol: Some people will neg anything.
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    Don't let their opinions influence you. There will be a wide range of personality types in medicine.
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    (Original post by Frankiej)
    Well my friends think I'm too 'awkward' for medicine and I know that if I want it so bad I shouldn't care, but I consider my friends opinions otherwise, why wouldn't I now? I am pretty awkward, but I can't see myself doing anything else but be a doctor, I'm just not sure if my personality will stand in the way of that. A lot of these opinions come from other potential med students but I feel really stuckup when I say to myself that it's because they're trying to eliminate potential competition by discouraging others because what if they're right and I am wrong for this path? Anyway, is it right to say that the worst possible person for medicine is someone who's 'awkward' due to all the patient contact they'd have? Just trying to get some others opinions, thanks :3

    Why the neg? -.- but I guess I missed the point, what I was trying to ask was do you think your personality can get in the way of your determination and maybe even your intellect? General question tbh, I was just trying to use my friends as an example
    As long as you know inside you'll make a good doctor and you'll be suited for the job then that's all that matters. Don't listen to your friends as they may be a bit jealous and I'm pretty sure you're not that awkward. And who said awkward people can't be doctors - I've met loads of really really really...awkward doctors so "awkwardness" definitely isn't a downfall. In the end its the interviewers/admissions people who will decide whether you are suited for this career. Don't worry about what others are saying.
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    Just look at how awkward JD was in Scrubs and where how he ended up...

    But in all seriousness, you'll act differently around patients than you would with your friends, so I'm sure you would adopt the right approach to talking to them etc.
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    Did you not see Linden and Joseph in Holby City? :teehee:
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    you could always be a radiographer or an anethesatist or even a surgeon... they don't really talk to patients much.

    Hope is not lost

    I say go for it anyway and see what happens
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    have a bit of self confidence, but at the same time don't lie to yourself, know you knowledge limits!
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    lol what do your friends who about who's 'right' for medicine?
    It's your dream so go for it and don't let them be in your way. Sounds like their just jealous tbh.
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    haters gona hate
 
 
 
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