Are you happy to be a medical student

Theme: Quit medical school

[QUOTE = truffle; 2159355] First of all, it should be noted that you are probably in a situation in which many people find themselves at some point in their lives. You are part of a generation that grew up with instant gratification and has often barely learned to cope with lean spells and to constantly work towards long-term goals. I'm not saying this to attack you, but because I think it's in large part a source of your frustration.

It is certainly true that at some point many students get to a point where they question their studies. I myself have some fellow students who find the course annoying and struggle through the course content, had to repeat several exams, failed the physics, etc. But most of them have a clear goal in mind: To complete this course and the professional one that follows it Activity as a doctor. This professional goal prevents my fellow students from giving up, as they can honestly be enthusiastic about the medical profession and I miss this enthusiasm. Of course, you don't have to be completely enthusiastic about your job, but you should somehow like it on the whole.

You are looking for a fulfillment in your job that very few people in Germany can find in their job. I find that in some cases critical with students and especially young people from educated families, what kind of expectations they have of their profession in terms of content. The worldview is often much more sober among apprentices - the job shouldn't destroy you, it should be reasonably feasible and otherwise finance the beautiful things in the rest of life, ideally maybe a little fun. Your job does not define your character and your world and does not replace your personality. You complain, for example, that medicine offers you few opportunities to think outside the box - but that is not the task of your job or study, but your private pleasure. If you are interested in business, enroll as a second student in Hagen and just study for a semester at the same time. Then you have not closed the door to medicine and you can decide whether this is really your thing. If you want to do the humanities, do the same with such a subject. You have all options. Quitting medicine now without a reasonable plan B is not a good idea. And currently I only see frustration with you about the status quo, but no real vision of alternatives that go beyond "me faith that would be more mine "go out.

Well, how should I know what exactly is mine. I never had a clear career goal such as a general practitioner, tax advisor or lawyer, on the one hand due to very broad interests, on the other hand because I unfortunately did not do any internships in different areas after graduating and the family environment is not characterized by a variety of professions. My alternative plans are based on my serious interests. So that I don't get lost again, I will soon be doing a teaching internship to see whether working with young people suits me or not. I don't want to stumble head over heels into studying again.

Also, don't make the mistake of confusing the few dodgy years of college with the ~ 45 years of work that come after that. You go through the most corrosive course of study with frustration when the job is great afterwards. Conversely, you can enroll in the hottest humanities subject in the world and enjoy a fun student life, only to plunge into the next crisis when you are after 300 frustrating applications at the employment office and the topics of retraining, third-party training or completely unrelated auxiliary work are in the room. There are quite a few such careers in my circle of acquaintances, and they are more common among those who chose their subject based on fun and interest. Maybe an apprenticeship would also be more suitable for you?

It was precisely because of these arguments, which both my parents vehemently advocate and which make sense to me, that I started studying. "Humanities? For God's sake, pure fun studies, you will never find a decent job with it, only poorly paid, non-professional activities (the famous taxi). Economy? Much too risky, with economic crises threatening job loss, as a woman you earn much less anyway After pregnancy and having a baby, you're out of the window anyway. Medicine? Perfect! Guaranteed job security, regardless of economic and financial crises, good salary and unlimited opportunities. In addition, you have a great job. Just don't devalue. Anyone do business administration, do it something decent. "
By the way, I heard about the training aspect from my parents right after my Abitur. I definitely don't want to degrade apprenticeships here, but surely it can't be that apart from solid training and a medical degree, there is nothing that can be used?


Well, here I am. Struggled through the course for 6 semesters, although I didn't find the effort to be that extreme, failed anywhere, grades in the upper mid-range. In-depth interest, however, nil, interest in the medical profession is by no means as present as among my fellow students.