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Hi there I study medicine in a third/second world country where we finish high school and immediately enter med school the duration is 7 years 5/6 year studying academically, one or two years internship . Anyways, I am in my fourth year so 1.5 years to finish academically and have no passion for medicine at all but at the same time I have nothing in mind other than medicine I am stuck and can’t quit because where else would I go ? I have no real goal or dream job because I grew up thinking that I could be everything and I would be good at anything.I don’t know what to do I am so so sad and lost , can’t find my purpose or direction I have a feeling that I was made for more than this . Dropping out is not really and option so I am stuck and I hate here………… writing this through my tears I really don’t like it
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Ask around about good paying careers , do you want to stay in your country or leave. Do you like to interact with patients or not? If you're good at what you are doing you are most certainly guaranteed a job. Focus on the things you like about the degree. You can do clinical work, surgical, lab, radiology etc. Med school gets you into a different world capitalize and focus on that. Most countries doctors do get really well compensated. Financial benefit is for sure a motivator.

If you're not into all of that you can always get a master's degree in biomedical engineering or do research in that field. Get into academics or do something different. Mix aspects of medicine with engineering.

You're still young and since you dont have much left to earn your degree keep at it and then you will have ALOT of options don't stress about it. If you do your due diligence in the end it will work out.

Best of luck

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