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    So my parents and relatives have had the assumption pretty much my whole life that I'm going to be a doctor, but now I'm in year 11 and I have to decide my A levels soon I really don't think it's for me?
    Basically I love science and I'd love to do a career in science, and I'm decent enough at it, but I'm socially inept lol (I'm introverted and shy but my therapist alludes that I have social anxiety too).
    I know that interaction is needed in pretty much every career so I'll just have to work on it I guess, but I can't see myself doing medicine which is highly people-based (even to get into med school I'd have to do tons of volunteering and things). I find things like research interesting but to be honest I don't really have a passion for helping people, so it would probably be really difficult for me to even get into med school.
    At my school we usually do 4 A levels or 3 and an EPQ, but a teacher suggested that if you want to do medicine, you should just do 3 because you should focus on other things to boost your application. So I kind of need to decide now. Sorry for rambly post but any advice at all would be appreciated this is giving me so much anxiety.
    The A levels i'm considering doing (if I weren't to do just bio chem maths): biology, chemistry, maths, psychology, computer science, physics, spanish (last 3 I do really love and would be sad to drop)
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    If you do not have a good reason to study medicine, don't do it. It is not a course for everyone. There's no point to doing a course you don't want to do. Choose the A-levels that you like.
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    (Original post by computuring)
    So my parents and relatives have had the assumption pretty much my whole life that I'm going to be a doctor, but now I'm in year 11 and I have to decide my A levels soon I really don't think it's for me?
    Basically I love science and I'd love to do a career in science, and I'm decent enough at it, but I'm socially inept lol (I'm introverted and shy but my therapist alludes that I have social anxiety too).
    I know that interaction is needed in pretty much every career so I'll just have to work on it I guess, but I can't see myself doing medicine which is highly people-based (even to get into med school I'd have to do tons of volunteering and things). I find things like research interesting but to be honest I don't really have a passion for helping people, so it would probably be really difficult for me to even get into med school.
    At my school we usually do 4 A levels or 3 and an EPQ, but a teacher suggested that if you want to do medicine, you should just do 3 because you should focus on other things to boost your application. So I kind of need to decide now. Sorry for rambly post but any advice at all would be appreciated this is giving me so much anxiety.
    The A levels i'm considering doing (if I weren't to do just bio chem maths): biology, chemistry, maths, psychology, computer science, physics, spanish (last 3 I do really love and would be sad to drop)
    I agree with Arcanemist, but just to let you know, you can do medicine with social anxiety. I'm also introverted and shy and have social anxiety, and that does make social interaction hard, however volunteering and patient interaction is not the same as social interactions, so you'll probably cope fine. Do what you feel you want to do, but don't let your personality stop you from doing medicine
 
 
 
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