How did you know medicine was for you? Watch
I also think science is one of my strong points, as opposed to essay subjects.
Those are the main two reasons.
Wanting a practical, not-office based job with good job security were probably the biggest factors if we're honest. Although now the idea of an office sounds great!
The fact you’re asking how to know if Medicine is for you and also about people who dropped out of medical school, suggests to me that you’re trying to make a decision about something. Give us some more context about your situation and maybe we can advise you better.
I have an offer to study medicine in September but I’m not 100% sure it is for me. So I’m debating whether I should pursue it or not
I’m scared more than anything else to make such a big commitment. I love the science behind it all. I volunteer at a Hospice currently I always think about how I would love to go and try find a cure for the diseases the patients suffer from but I don’t necessarily find it comfortable to even interact with the patients, I’m pretty socially awkward so I don’t know if clinical medicine is for me, as I’m constantly obsessing over what people think of me rather than thinking about them. The alternative would be to do a biochemistry degree and then go into medical research which seems more suited to my personality. I know both fields are challenging so I’m just scared to make the wrong decision.
I think if you've got into medicine then you should give it a go. It's far easier to switch from medicine to biochem than the other way round.
One of the best things about medicine is how many different specialties there are to suit all personality types