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Hi so I’m confused whether I want a career in fashion or medicine ! I know this may come as a surprise considering these are at two opposite sides of the spectrum! But basically, I’m in year 11 and fashion abs always been my biggest fashion I love it! But I get good grades A/A* in school so I thought of becoming a doctor bc I might have the capability to become one and I’ve thought this for 2-3 years however this weekend I designed some fashion design in my sketchbook and I showed my family and they were really surprised and said I was really good and tbh I was quite proud of it too (not trying to blow my own trumpet) so now I’m considering a career in fashion ?
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Medicine is a very tough profession so you shouldn’t just do it because you get good grades. Grades won’t even guarantee you a place at med school. You haven’t even given me an example of why you love medicine but have told me about your sketchbook.

However I can remember my son, who is a medical student, running home to tell me how St. John ambulance came to do a first aid demo in his primary school , and how wonderful it was.

I can remember running home to tell my mother that I had had my first French lesson. We had learnt a song and it was really exciting.. and I ended up with a degree in French
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Medicine is a very tough profession so you shouldn’t just do it because you get good grades. Grades won’t even guarantee you a place at med school. You haven’t even given me an example of why you love medicine but have told me about your sketchbook.

However I can remember my son, who is a medical student, running home to tell me how St. John ambulance came to do a first aid demo in his primary school , and how wonderful it was.

I can remember running home to tell my mother that I had had my first French lesson. We had learnt a song and it was really exciting.. and I ended up with a degree in French
OP has already had lots of replies about Medicine on this thread https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6178878

I suppose posting here is so that they can get some Fashion experts to answer!
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I think fashion sounds fascinating. Plus you don’t get the on calls or the lawsuits eh ecolier
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I think fashion sounds fascinating. Plus you don’t get the on calls or the lawsuits eh ecolier
Ever heard of a clothes emergency or the fashion police?
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There is a great clip of Bruno (Sacha Baron Cohen) considering the relative importance of medicine and fashion design.
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Hope the fashion police never come to my house. They would send me to the cells for definite and put me next door to Elton john
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Medicine is a very tough profession so you shouldn’t just do it because you get good grades. Grades won’t even guarantee you a place at med school. You haven’t even given me an example of why you love medicine but have told me about your sketchbook.

However I can remember my son, who is a medical student, running home to tell me how St. John ambulance came to do a first aid demo in his primary school , and how wonderful it was.

I can remember running home to tell my mother that I had had my first French lesson. We had learnt a song and it was really exciting.. and I ended up with a degree in French
I would probably pick fashion design as it way more fun and exciting! But the only thing I’m concerned about is the salary difference ... because I love clothes and fashion that’s where I want to spend my money (as materialistic as that sounds I know ..) but a fashion designer doesn’t get payed that much I don’t think ? Also , I didn’t take art for gcse bc it’s only recently I’ve been considering it!
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There is a great clip of Bruno (Sacha Baron Cohen) considering the relative importance of medicine and fashion design.
I’ll have to check that out !
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Hope the fashion police never come to my house. They would send me to the cells for definite and put me next door to Elton john
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There are a lot of careers in fashion beyond purely the design: marketing, management, buying, supply chain, PR, fashion illustrators, merchandisers, stylists, pattern makers, fashion writers, e-commerce, production manager etc. So consider options beyond solely design.
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oh c'mon theres more guarantees with doing medicine than there is with doing fashion
plus you can save lives, make better money and will have more useful knowledge if you do medicine
what can fashion do for you, other than help you dress better?
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If you are curious about medicine, why don’t you join St. John ambulance like my son did, and then come back and tell us about it.

I was a doctor’s wife once, and I never had one item of designer clothing in my wardrobe.

Medicine is not as well paid as you think, and if you are on call constantly, as you will be in hospital, you will be too knackered to go out in said designer clothes
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Well, we’ve a medic in our family, and in reality, you have to really want want want that role as it’s so unbelievably demanding.
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Ever heard of a clothes emergency or the fashion police?
Oh good, very good.
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Hi so I’m confused whether I want a career in fashion or medicine ! I know this may come as a surprise considering these are at two opposite sides of the spectrum! But basically, I’m in year 11 and fashion abs always been my biggest fashion I love it! But I get good grades A/A* in school so I thought of becoming a doctor bc I might have the capability to become one and I’ve thought this for 2-3 years however this weekend I designed some fashion design in my sketchbook and I showed my family and they were really surprised and said I was really good and tbh I was quite proud of it too (not trying to blow my own trumpet) so now I’m considering a career in fashion ?
Not sure, but could you do both?
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Not sure, but could you do both?
Here’s a thought! You can do both no matter what ppl say ‘you can only get one degree’
You can do medicine for now as it’s the most demanding. After specialising and working for a few years as a doctor you can do a part time degree in fashion and design. Done you can do both
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Don’t just do medicine for the money - contrary to what some people are saying on here I would say if you are into fashion don’t rush anything and perhaps take a gap year to figure out what you really want as medicine will not be easy and as someone who feels it is a vocation I would say you have to be sure as there will inevitably be challenges and a gap year is a good way to allow yourself to think about things. If you did do medicine and were desperate to do fashion I’m sure you would be able to take a break in your career but that is a long way off yet
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However I can remember my son, who is a medical student, running home to tell me how St. John ambulance came to do a first aid demo in his primary school , and how wonderful it was.
I sicked in my mouth a little bit.
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Don’t just do medicine for the money - contrary to what some people are saying on here I would say if you are into fashion don’t rush anything and perhaps take a gap year to figure out what you really want as medicine will not be easy and as someone who feels it is a vocation I would say you have to be sure as there will inevitably be challenges and a gap year is a good way to allow yourself to think about things. If you did do medicine and were desperate to do fashion I’m sure you would be able to take a break in your career but that is a long way off yet
And where exactly is the money in medicine?
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