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Graduates! Do you tell potential employers that you have applied to medicine? watch

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    Hello all,

    I've just submitted my application for medicine as a graduate. I graduated a couple of years ago from my undergrad and just finished a masters degree. I currently have a job that I'm working in full time, however I am massively overqualified for it and it pays very little. I would really like to get a job in something more related to my masters (and that pays more!) but I feel as though I'm being dishonest when applying for permanent jobs because I know that it isn't what I want to do forever, just until I (hopefully) get into medicine, which would realistically be less than a year at this point.

    My question I guess is, would you lie to potential employers? Should I only apply to relevant jobs and tell them I've applied to medicine? Am I completely overthinking this?
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    When I applied to jobs I mentioned both in application forms and at interviews that I'd be applying to medicine. But I mostly applied to entry level Band 2 jobs, so maybe that's why they didn't care so much.
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    No definitely not. Especially if its a high paying job. They dont want someone who’s heart isnt in it and who will leave after a few months
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    Thanks so much for your responses. Maybe I should stick with what I've got, as much as it's not ideal. At least I have a job, It is relevant to medicine and I have quite a lot of freedom so it's not all bad.

    Thanks!
 
 
 
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