Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Why does everyone on TSR want to do medicine?!?! Watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Posted from TSR Mobile
    • Very Important Poster
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Because STEM
    • Political Ambassador
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Compsci masterrace
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    $.
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    Status and money I've heard most even though most don't realise you are crippling with student loans struggling to pay with a junior dr salary
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    There are so many other science maths and tech related careers: Architecture, IT, engineering, computer science, scientist, actuary, nursing, forensics, dentistry, accountancy etc

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    I want to do law, so I've disproved your fact
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    The feels when you want to do a non stem that isnt Law.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    TSR attracts a certain demographic of student with certain type of parents
    • Offline

      21
      lol no offence but i don't know if half the people who want to be doctors actually know what it's like being one...

      *sips tea*
      Offline

      0
      ReputationRep:
      because its a safe job with a reliable income, of course other jobs like being a computer scientist pays better but when there is already a pre-established system of getting raises and becoming a consultant to make 70k a year, why put in the effort into trying to establish yourself in different fields.
      Offline

      0
      ReputationRep:
      Well its not suprising that people on a site dedicated to students and education are going to have high academic aspirations
      • Thread Starter
      Offline

      2
      ReputationRep:
      Of course not everyone, but a disproportionately large number of people are interested in medicine yet ironically we have a massive doctor shortage so much so that we have to inport doctors

      Posted from TSR Mobile
      Offline

      20
      ReputationRep:
      Only seems that way because there are so many hoops involved in getting into medical school so they're more vocal online. Other uni applications are more straightforward therefore there's less reason to discuss them on here.
      • Community Assistant
      • Welcome Squad
      Online

      20
      ReputationRep:
      Quite simple really: STEM or gtfo
      • Thread Starter
      Offline

      2
      ReputationRep:
      I hear that argument actually

      Posted from TSR Mobile
      Offline

      20
      ReputationRep:
      it's fun to go on strike
      • Thread Starter
      Offline

      2
      ReputationRep:
      Lol

      Posted from TSR Mobile
      Offline

      10
      ReputationRep:
      Why do some people over-generalise? Not everyone on here wants to do it, but most people that ask for help do indeed fall under that category, simply because admission is so competitive. For most other degrees, grades are generally enough. But with Medicine that's never the case; every university has a multi-staged process, in which each step, a candidate has to be outstanding. To achieve this, a lot of people understandably call for help.
      • Offline

        21
        (Original post by PimpNamedSlikbak)
        because its a safe job with a reliable income, of course other jobs like being a computer scientist pays better but when there is already a pre-established system of getting raises and becoming a consultant to make 70k a year, why put in the effort into trying to establish yourself in different fields.
        this might all change if the NHS is privatized.

        also forgot to mention- junior doctors work far more than their contracted hours.
        it takes a minimum of I think 9 years to get to consultancy level
        admin far outweighs clinical in most junior positions
        pay isn't great when starting off at F1
       
       
       
    • See more of what you like on The Student Room

      You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

    • Poll
      Will you be richer or poorer than your parents?
      Useful resources
      AtCTs

      Ask the Community Team

      Got a question about the site content or our moderation? Ask here.

      Welcome Lounge

      Welcome Lounge

      We're a friendly bunch. Post here if you're new to TSR.

      Groups associated with this forum:

      View associated groups
    • See more of what you like on The Student Room

      You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

    • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

      Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

      Quick reply
      Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.