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Medicine: A Middle Class Occupation? watch


    (Original post by shiny)
    I think doctordom is too posh for me
    Ah, we're honestly not posh once you get here! Besides, you'll be Dr. Shiny before I'm Dr. Helenia

    WOW! That really does not surprise me unfortunately. It's nice to know im a rarity though, i'm in that 1%.

    hmm, I don;t actually know what category I fit into.

    I'm the first person in my family to go to uni.

    My dad left school at 16, and trained as a BT engineer - so, I guess he's 'highly skilled' or something. He eventually became a manager, then had a mid life crisis, left, and now works for a small company.

    I consider myself privileged in the sense that my parents always tried to prove everything I needed, and give me the best opportunities they could with their resources - Looking back, I now realise things haven't been easy for them. However, I also realise I am relatively fortunate in comparison to some.

    I was incredibly fortunate to be accepted at the only decent local comp. in my area - It was a CoE school, with a fantastic reputation - approx 75% 5A-C (non selective school). Had I not got in there, I would have gone to one with <20% 5A-C. I certainly wouldn't have got the qualifications I have now, and whether I would be at medschool is questionable.
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