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Hi! so I've recently come to the conclusion that I'm not cut out for medicine and I dont have any sort of passion for it. I think I just chose medicine because I was good at science and the salary looked good lol, but if I am asked why I want to do medicine I cannot give any sort of answer. I lack the passion that will get me through the long hours and stressful work.

That being said, I have no idea what I want to do instead. I have had my mind set on medicine for about 4 years now with no other alternatives I could go for. I am now in year 12 and know I should be looking for work experience and reading about medicine, but I just dont want to, which is one of the reasons I have decided to not go for medicine anymore.
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my gcses which I got this year, were 3 9s in the sciences, 2 8s, 3 7s, and a D*.
I am doing biology chemistry and psychology in sixth form which I started about 2 weeks ago and I'm enjoying all of them. I havent had any work experience or part time job, and I dont really have any specific interests.

So, I'm not asking for someone to just choose my degree for me, although that would be nice since I'm so indecisive haha, but I would love some advice on how to figure out what I might have "passion" for. All in all, I do like science and maths, so I wouldn't mind something in the STEM field, but I also enjoy being creative and sort of techy. I really liked computer science which I did until year 9, and I originally wanted to be an architect until I realised I was good at biology. In terms of what I dont like, I think I definitely wouldn't enjoy English lang or lit, humanities or just pure maths that would lead onto things like accounting or finance.

Also just adding on, I was considering doing psychology but I've heard about it having few job prospects and the field is very competitive. I also wouldn't be completely opposed to doing something like biochemistry or neuroscience, but I'm not really too sure how to get a good salary out of those degrees, I probably just have to do a bit more research.

Anyways, sorry for the enormous essay but I've just been thinking about my uncertainty non stop. I know I ultimately have time before I decide, but I would like to be able to prepare now so I have a good chance at going to uni after a levels, because I would rather not take a gap year unless I really cant decide by year 13. Thanks so much if you've read this far
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Hi! so I've recently come to the conclusion that I'm not cut out for medicine and I dont have any sort of passion for it. I think I just chose medicine because I was good at science and the salary looked good lol, but if I am asked why I want to do medicine I cannot give any sort of answer. I lack the passion that will get me through the long hours and stressful work.

That being said, I have no idea what I want to do instead. I have had my mind set on medicine for about 4 years now with no other alternatives I could go for. I am now in year 12 and know I should be looking for work experience and reading about medicine, but I just dont want to, which is one of the reasons I have decided to not go for medicine anymore.
Some info ab me :
my gcses which I got this year, were 3 9s in the sciences, 2 8s, 3 7s, and a D*.
I am doing biology chemistry and psychology in sixth form which I started about 2 weeks ago and I'm enjoying all of them. I havent had any work experience or part time job, and I dont really have any specific interests.

So, I'm not asking for someone to just choose my degree for me, although that would be nice since I'm so indecisive haha, but I would love some advice on how to figure out what I might have "passion" for. All in all, I do like science and maths, so I wouldn't mind something in the STEM field, but I also enjoy being creative and sort of techy. I really liked computer science which I did until year 9, and I originally wanted to be an architect until I realised I was good at biology. In terms of what I dont like, I think I definitely wouldn't enjoy English lang or lit, humanities or just pure maths that would lead onto things like accounting or finance.

Also just adding on, I was considering doing psychology but I've heard about it having few job prospects and the field is very competitive. I also wouldn't be completely opposed to doing something like biochemistry or neuroscience, but I'm not really too sure how to get a good salary out of those degrees, I probably just have to do a bit more research.

Anyways, sorry for the enormous essay but I've just been thinking about my uncertainty non stop. I know I ultimately have time before I decide, but I would like to be able to prepare now so I have a good chance at going to uni after a levels, because I would rather not take a gap year unless I really cant decide by year 13. Thanks so much if you've read this far
If you want something similar to Medicine without the long hours, have you looked at Physician Associate?

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...cian-associate

Reading and UCLan offers it at undergrad level.
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Biomedical science?
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Neuroscience : https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy...uroscience-BSc
Cellular & Molecular Medicine : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cellmolmed/...undergraduate/
Physiology ; https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy...erapeutics-BSc
Health and Exercise Science : https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/under...rcise-science/
Pharmacology : https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/u...-pharmacology/
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Have you tried www.prospects.ac.uk?

You can take their quiz which will help you to match your skills and personality to job profiles.
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thanks so much for the suggestions!
I'm going to look into each one and do a bit more research on diff fields. I have decided to not force myself to come to a decision just yet as it's just making me stress, but I want to have a decent idea by around the end of this year. Ill update if I ever make a decision haha
thanks again
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Have you tried www.prospects.ac.uk?

You can take their quiz which will help you to match your skills and personality to job profiles.
I'm going to do that rn, thanks!
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