My IQ is bothering me. Watch
At age 17, I was sectioned into a hospital and the doctor told me I shouldn't pursue medicine and to be "more realistic" as she "admires my passion" but I would find it difficult due to my IQ.
I'm still in hospital, but a in a different one, and I'm trying to get the psychologist to re-test me but she doesn't see any clinical benefits as she agrees that I don't have a learning disability. So I feel really anxious and upset because I feel like my intelligence isn't good enough to study medicine.
What should I do?
Were these official IQ tests? If not, they're meaningless. If they were, whilst there is no IQ requirement for becoming a doctor, it is extremely unlikely that somebody with an IQ of 84 would be in a position to study medicine. But in any case, I'm a bit confused as to why this discussion is being framed around IQ as opposed to your academic performance - did your doctors actually mention your IQ?