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    I want a job that is practical but am worried medical school will be too hard as I love socialising and would want to go out a lot at uni. What do I do??
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    Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for your career. If you don't want to be a doctor because your worried about your social life, you might want to reconsider as you need to be extremely passionate and dedicated to get into medical school. You will have time to socialise sometimes, but your studies will probably be a priority.
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    should probably do golf management studies in that case
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    (Original post by Annabel3315)
    I want a job that is practical but am worried medical school will be too hard as I love socialising and would want to go out a lot at uni. What do I do??
    Lol, medical school is the most social degree there is, medical students are notorious for always going out, and it's not a myth, I can confirm that first hand :P
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    (Original post by AortaStudyMore)
    Lol, medical school is the most social degree there is, medical students are notorious for always going out, and it's not a myth, I can confirm that first hand :P
    Oh really? Are you a medical student and if so how did you find it??
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    (Original post by gr8wizard10)
    should probably do golf management studies in that case
    Lol sounds riveting
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    (Original post by Annabel3315)
    Oh really? Are you a medical student and if so how did you find it??
    yh I'm in my second year now, and I do very little work, and I'm still in the top 40 of my year.. you get lots of time to do work and lots of time off, atleast in the first few years. Medical students are notorious for partying and stuff!
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    (Original post by AortaStudyMore)
    yh I'm in my second year now, and I do very little work, and I'm still in the top 40 of my year.. you get lots of time to do work and lots of time off, atleast in the first few years. Medical students are notorious for partying and stuff!
    Ohh that's interesting, problemo number 2 is if I can even get there though because loads of people are getting turned down for Medicine!
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    (Original post by Annabel3315)
    Ohh that's interesting, problemo number 2 is if I can even get there though because loads of people are getting turned down for Medicine!
    Yh but you know, that's just the way it is, everyone feels the same way, and I reckon you'll be fine, you'll surprise yourself!
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    And what about after you graduate?
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    (Original post by Annabel3315)
    I want a job that is practical but am worried medical school will be too hard as I love socialising and would want to go out a lot at uni. What do I do??
    It's normal to be worried. Once you get to university you MIGHT learn how to take it chill while working hard. Depends on you as a person. Quite honestly... fearing about the future will only hinder you. You will learn that concentrating on the present will benefit your mental health in a long run. Obviously, don't forget to do stuff to build up your CV for the future.
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    (Original post by AortaStudyMore)
    yh I'm in my second year now, and I do very little work, and I'm still in the top 40 of my year.. you get lots of time to do work and lots of time off, atleast in the first few years. Medical students are notorious for partying and stuff!
    I'm not sure that recommending that you can do very little work and be in the top 40 in your year is entirely helpful for the majority of students...

    You're clearly very lucky or perhaps not being entirely genuine but most people have to work hard during all years of their medical degree. It's not just some big party.
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    (Original post by Annabel3315)
    I want a job that is practical but am worried medical school will be too hard as I love socialising and would want to go out a lot at uni. What do I do??
    The Medicine forum is award winning, and has a huge number of threads and articles from ex and current medical students which can help you answer this question. Why not have a look:

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=195
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    (Original post by Annabel3315)
    I want a job that is practical but am worried medical school will be too hard as I love socialising and would want to go out a lot at uni. What do I do??
    Medicine is tough and does take up a lot of your time. In the preclinical years you will most likely have more time to go out and party if you want to, but you still have professional commitments (and the background fear of Fitness to Practice to stop you from going too wild!). It is still possible in the clinical years, but we're supposed to be in from 8am - 6pm Mon - Fri and it's usually so tiring that I personally prefer to come home and collapse in bed.
    Remember that if you choose to pursue Medicine as a career it's not just the 5/6 years of medical school that you have to get through - it's the career afterwards as well. If I could go back and tell my 17 year old self what it was really like, I'm not entirely sure I'd have ended up applying.
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    (Original post by Larry31)
    Medicine is tough and does take up a lot of your time. In the preclinical years you will most likely have more time to go out and party if you want to, but you still have professional commitments (and the background fear of Fitness to Practice to stop you from going too wild!). It is still possible in the clinical years, but we're supposed to be in from 8am - 6pm Mon - Fri and it's usually so tiring that I personally prefer to come home and collapse in bed.
    Remember that if you choose to pursue Medicine as a career it's not just the 5/6 years of medical school that you have to get through - it's the career afterwards as well. If I could go back and tell my 17 year old self what it was really like, I'm not entirely sure I'd have ended up applying.
    Hmm yes I've heard the career is very tough especially with the long hours:/ but what alternatives are there that are similar yet not as demanding?
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    I'm not sure that recommending that you can do very little work and be in the top 40 in your year is entirely helpful for the majority of students...

    You're clearly very lucky or perhaps not being entirely genuine but most people have to work hard during all years of their medical degree. It's not just some big party.
    Well yh, it's medical school, it's not going to be a big party! haha, but neither is it some relentless onslaught of work, which is what a lot of people think. I also wouldn't say I'm lucky, I just have an efficient way of working, so I can have lots of fun but still have all my notes prepared in time for the revision period. So yh, obviously it won't be the same for everyone, but everyone has the same amount of work to do, it's how you go about doing that work that will determine how much free time you have. You get out what you put in, and if you work all the time you'll just burn out
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    (Original post by Annabel3315)
    Hmm yes I've heard the career is very tough especially with the long hours:/ but what alternatives are there that are similar yet not as demanding?
    I think most things that are worthwhile are demanding, or hard work. If you don't think you're quite cut out for medicine, how about other clinical roles within the NHS, such as nurse, paramedic or an AHP career? None of these are 'easy options', though.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    I think most things that are worthwhile are demanding, or hard work. If you don't think you're quite cut out for medicine, how about other clinical roles within the NHS, such as nurse, paramedic or an AHP career? None of these are 'easy options', though.
    That is very true actually. Slight issue, I'm a bit squeamish so a parademic wouldnt exactly work out but something along the lines of helping people and not sitting in an office all day sounds good for me.
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    (Original post by Annabel3315)
    That is very true actually. Slight issue, I'm a bit squeamish so a parademic wouldnt exactly work out but something along the lines of helping people and not sitting in an office all day sounds good for me.
    Perhaps look at some AHP roles then? Dietician, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist, radiographer. Lots of possibilities!
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    Perhaps look at some AHP roles then? Dietician, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist, radiographer. Lots of possibilities!
    Hey I hope you don't mind me asking but:
    What did you get in your A levels and at GCSE?
    And are you studying medicine?
 
 
 
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