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Hi! I applied for medical school but I still have doubts and I would really appreciate if someone studying medicine could answer a few questions:

- How many hours of class do you have every day and how many hours do you work on your own every day?
- How often do you have exams and how early do you start preparing for them?
- Do you have time to see friends and have fun?
- Do you think it is necessary to love science?
- What is the best and worst part of your studies?
- At what point do you start getting paid?
- Were you 100% sure about your choice when you started in your first year?

I'd like as many points of view as possible, any advice is welcome! Thanks a lot!
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(Original post by Rits21)
Hi! I applied for medical school but I still have doubts and I would really appreciate if someone studying medicine could answer a few questions:

- How many hours of class do you have every day and how many hours do you work on your own every day?
- How often do you have exams and how early do you start preparing for them?
- Do you have time to see friends and have fun?
- Do you think it is necessary to love science?
- What is the best and worst part of your studies?
- At what point do you start getting paid?
- Were you 100% sure about your choice when you started in your first year?

I'd like as many points of view as possible, any advice is welcome! Thanks a lot!
No longer a medical student but I'll answer some of your Qs

Definitely time to have fun and see friends in the first years. If you are organised you will be able to throughout your course. As a doctor - it's harder but still possible.

I think you have to like medicine itself, and not ncessarily science (which would include physics etc). But medicine is so vast you will come across other disciplines (i.e. you may need to know the basics of how CT scans work, and maths behind anaesthetics).

You start getting paid after graduation, i.e. from FY1.

I was 95%+ certain of my career choice when I applied!
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