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Any medical fields that don't have blood :)

I know this is like a stupid question but I want to study medicine, but hate the sight of blood, graphic injuries etc. any tips?
Original post by nul_student1
I know this is like a stupid question but I want to study medicine, but hate the sight of blood, graphic injuries etc. any tips?

does dermatologist count as a medical field
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Original post by nul_student1
I know this is like a stupid question but I want to study medicine, but hate the sight of blood, graphic injuries etc. any tips?

I'm pretty sure if you study medicine, its first general medicine then specialise; you will definitely have to deal with blood when your in med school bc u haven't specialised yet... what about studying something in healthcare, e.g. optometry, radiography, pharmacy? these don't involve blood
Original post by Drama_Star
does dermatologist count as a medical field

Yes, dermatology is a medical specialty - and they need to do two years of internal medical training rotating around all hospital medicine specialties before beginning higher specialty training in dermatology. Also I suspect dermatologists also see blood and probably even worse things anyway!

Original post by nul_student1
I know this is like a stupid question but I want to study medicine, but hate the sight of blood, graphic injuries etc. any tips?

I gather that it's something that people get desensitised to in medical school/training oftentimes. But as above at least through your medical degree and in foundation training if not also in core training you'll invariably come across blood. I suspect most medical specialties may come across blood at some point or another as well?
i hope i do get desensitised
Original post by nul_student1
I know this is like a stupid question but I want to study medicine, but hate the sight of blood, graphic injuries etc. any tips?


Hmmm this is understandable but you have to at least be willing to see these things and be predisposed to be desensitised to them, as others have pointed out. Never mind the obligatory foundation years where you will absolutely be exposed to that sort of stuff, even in medical school you will have anatomy classes with actual bodies. Depending on where you go, you might even be expected to cut them open yourself! Medical lectures are also chock-full of graphic pictures showing lots of bloods and injuries which aren't particularly pleasant to look at. Something to consider.
Thanks for all the advice, I thought after much consideration of going with Audiology :smile:
The more you see, the less it bothers you. Also for some reason, knowing that you need to put everything you see to memory takes away the shock factor and makes it almost *boring*
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