How will suspension years from university affect my chance at getting a 'good' job?

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hlnpampl
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So, basically: half way through university (year 2) of a veterinary medicine course I dropped out for two years to improve my mental health.

In short, I was suffering with a lot of anxiety about the workload, with social anxiety and depression.

However, now my mental health is manageable, I have started to feel a deep dread about what this gap in my education will mean for my career.

In conjunction with this, I have also gone to a good but not 'top' university (Uni of Liverpool).

My aim, since I was very young, has been to do really well academically and in my career. I was really hoping to apply for either Medicine or for a firm such as Newton's (for consulting).

Due to my mental health, and the university I have gone to: do you think I will be at a significant disadvantage when I eventually come to applying for internships or a place at medical school?

Alternatively, do you think there is anything I can do to 'make-up' for my situation?

If it turns out I've completely scuppered my chances, I may as well transfer to an easier course. But my hope was, if I carry on with a v hard course then I will look better on paper than if I were to take out yet another year to do say Biology.

Please, please help.
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(Original post by hlnpampl)
So, basically: half way through university (year 2) of a veterinary medicine course I dropped out for two years to improve my mental health.

In short, I was suffering with a lot of anxiety about the workload, with social anxiety and depression.

However, now my mental health is manageable, I have started to feel a deep dread about what this gap in my education will mean for my career.

In conjunction with this, I have also gone to a good but not 'top' university (Uni of Liverpool).

My aim, since I was very young, has been to do really well academically and in my career. I was really hoping to apply for either Medicine or for a firm such as Newton's (for consulting).

Due to my mental health, and the university I have gone to: do you think I will be at a significant disadvantage when I eventually come to applying for internships or a place at medical school?

Alternatively, do you think there is anything I can do to 'make-up' for my situation?

If it turns out I've completely scuppered my chances, I may as well transfer to an easier course. But my hope was, if I carry on with a v hard course then I will look better on paper than if I were to take out yet another year to do say Biology.

Please, please help.
I doubt they'd care about the 2 year gap. If you're clever enough you'll get it regardless if you're 23 or 26 (or however old you are).
I don't think they would mind that you had mental health problems at all, but you don't have to mention them.
U of Liverpool is still very good. Try and get a 2:1 or a 1st to make it even even better.
Seriously, don't write away your dreams, you're in a great spot.
Best of luck with your mental health
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I doubt they'd care about the 2 year gap. If you're clever enough you'll get it regardless if you're 23 or 26 (or however old you are).
I don't think they would mind that you had mental health problems at all, but you don't have to mention them.
U of Liverpool is still very good. Try and get a 2:1 or a 1st to make it even even better.
Seriously, don't write away your dreams, you're in a great spot.
Best of luck with your mental health
Thank you for your reply and kindness
Best wishes.
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