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want to drop out but future in laws won't be happy.. what shall I do? watch

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    so so so confused. Want to leave my med course but not sure about the consequences.. don't want anyone to think I'm a failure
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    Do what is best for your future, don't worry about what others will think of you and don't let them hold you back. The important question is, why do you want to leave? Is it not something you want to do anymore?

    Make sure that you are certain about your decision. Assuming that you are studying in the UK, it is near impossible to go back to medicine in the UK if you have left a medicine degree. Think carefully, talk to your tutors. Would there be any value in having a year out / period of time out initially to carefully think through your options? You wouldn't be committed to going back at the end of that time if you decided that you were sure that you wanted to leave medicine. If you've not yet started clinical years but are close, might be worth trying to hang on and see if this makes a difference for you as clinical years are quite different.

    If you're certain of your reasons why and your decision, then leave the course with your head held high and do not be ashamed. It can feel like a lonely path making this decision, but you would be far from alone. It is infinitely better to have the courage and self awareness that this is not right for you and do something about it, than to continue and be miserable. Again depending on how far through you are, you might be able to get recognition for what you've done so far if you've completed at least 1 full year. Think about other options such as transferring to another degree course as well.

    Very best wishes to you.
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