Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    medicine is my dream uni course, but I'm having some self-doubt and I don't know if I would be able to handle it, how hard exactly is it to complete a medical degree after you've been accepted?
    Online

    16
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TrueJ)
    medicine is my dream uni course, but I'm having some self-doubt and I don't know if I would be able to handle it, how hard exactly is it to complete a medical degree after you've been accepted?
    Most degrees get harder over the years, while Medicine throws you in right at the deep end and gradually gets a little easier. However it's the commitment that makes it hardest, because you will need to study and consolidate your knowledge for several hours per day. I don't know if other unis operate like mine, but you have to pass with a minimum of about 60% per module (compare that to 40% for most other subjects).

    In essence, it'll be as hard or easy as you're prepared to work and be independent in learning what you don't understand.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    As above!
    It's definitely about endurance/ resilience. The hardest thing I found to deal with was the work load/ what you need to know - it was relentless! But you get used to it and it actually is quite enjoyable once you get yourself into a routine because as the years go by, what's required of you is the same, the stakes are just higher. I definitely had periods of self doubt but I made in through!
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TrueJ)
    medicine is my dream uni course, but I'm having some self-doubt and I don't know if I would be able to handle it, how hard exactly is it to complete a medical degree after you've been accepted?
    Don't worry about it - once you are in med school, they do their utmost to help you through it. The pass rate is a lot lot lot higher than the post-graduate exams - those are worrying.

    Remember in med school there are hundreds of you in the same boat, so you'll always have some peer support.
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TrueJ)
    medicine is my dream uni course, but I'm having some self-doubt and I don't know if I would be able to handle it, how hard exactly is it to complete a medical degree after you've been accepted?
    Im a first year and I can agree with all that has been said! They give us academic advisor for any problem as well even do lecture on how to deal with the work load and find a work-life balance
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Its a lot of hard work, but actually the drop out rate is lower than almost any other subject, especially later on in the course. I do agree that most people seem to find first year the hardest as you have to adapt to how relentless it is, although it will depend on uni of course.
 
 
 
  • 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?
  • 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.