Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • #1
    • Thread Starter

    I'm so unsure about my plans for the future, and it's stressing me out because I can't function properly without a plan and routine. For the past couple of years I've been planning to pursue medicine, but I'm no longer sure it's for me.

    I feel like the main reasons I'm considering it are that I'm a bright kid, it impresses people and that there's no shortage of jobs. I also want to make my family proud.

    However, I'm more interested in pure science than medicine. I'm socially anxious and I'm considering cancelling a hospital work experience placement because I feel physically sick thinking about it. I struggle to interact with people. I want a decent work-life balance and I can't cope efficiently with stress or pressure. I'm not good with my hands at all - I fail most science practicals.

    I don't know what to do. I feel as though people expect me to do medicine even though I have doubts. But then I want a good job, and I don't know what else I could do apart from medicine.

    Does anyone have any advice?
    • Political Ambassador
    • Welcome Squad

    Political Ambassador
    Welcome Squad
    I'm similar to you. But I hope to go into medical research, rather than pure medicine.
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
Useful resources

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

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

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.