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Can we discuss about rep here? Joke!
What initially made you to this field.. medical field I mean?
I think what initially made me go into the field was the prospect of empowerment. Knowledge of health can lead to living a healthier life yourself, as well as people looking up to you, and better prospects for my future family. Apart from that there's the interest I've always had for biomedical science. Human biology is really interesting in its own right, and I figured if there's something I wanted to dedicate a lot of time to studying, it had to be biology. Now my interest in science has broadened, but as a youngster biology was what really captured my imagination.
Lastly, helping others certainly appealed to me. It turns out...it's a lot of hard work, but incredibly rewarding at the same time.
Personally, I took nursing because my parents wants me too but came to love it. Helping people is soul rewarding that money can't give you .
My dad's a doctor. My mom's a nurse.
I think my mom brainwashed me when I was a kid. She'd always tell me, "you're going to be a doctor" nearly everyday. Lol.
But yeah, aside from the brainwashing, I want to be a doctor because the feeling of being able to help people out is quite rewarding. To be honest, I'm also a biology freak so even the idea of being a veterinarian interested me. But I can only pick one, so.. yeah ^^;
I know quite a few people who went into medical school because of brainwashing from their parents (noted that you said it isn't the only reason you're going, mind, just a discussion point). Once things get tough and they realise that medicine isn't what they had in mind, they often feel pressured to stay even though they're unhappy. I don't blame parents though, to most people who aren't involved in the field or haven't experienced the reality, it seems like a great job in a lot of ways. I don't think they understand how big a commitment the whole thing is. Some just don't care and want to ensure their son/daughter is economically secure above all else, so you get all your children into medical school, and if not that into dental school, and if not that you dissapoint - the asian kid stereotype in London.
Once I become a parent I think I'll start brainwashing my kids too. I use to want to become a nurse, but later on as I move through the program it isn't for me. I changed to the biological sciences and I like my classes better now. I know I earned myself a few more years in college, but I figured it's better to change now then later on in life. Plus, I intend to go to graduate school in the biotechnology field maybe towards stem cell research.
Hehehe, nursing would have been very easy for nurse. Its the paper works that took most of my time in gaining experience. Documentation etc... God everything should be written down.
I hate the paperwork!!! Hate it! Hate it! Hate it! It's probably one of the reasons why I changed majors.
I know. Hehehe. Hey, please vist my FC thread
I'm planning to give away GIFs I just made two hours ago.
Coming from a medical family, I was also indoctrinated by my parents (and grandparents). But when it came time to choose a university course of study, I decided that medicine would be the absolute last thing I would do. I worried that I had been brainwashed, or that I simply felt pressured to go into medicine. However, I always wanted to be able to do at least two things with my career: to solve problems now, and to work on making the future better (scientific research). I later discovered that my initially chosen career path would only allow you to do one or the other, so I re-examined medicine (which I knew would allow me to engage in both), discovered that I really did enjoy biology and the clinical environment, and went for it.
As much as I love research, I discovered in graduate school that I would grow disgruntled over feelings that the fruits of all of my efforts were incredibly far off. I want to know that some of my work goes toward helping people here and now. If forced to choose, I'd rather put more of my effort into the "here and now" - but who knows? Perhaps I'll grow frustrated with many parts of medicine, and will transition yet again to full research...
So here I am, summer between first and second year of medical school (the "last summer vacation of my life") and I find myself in yet another immunology lab, logging countless hours behind a flow cytometer once more...
Hmmm.. so you're still schooling hmmm... well, it's still a long way right... but its all for the good... ^_^
This group seems to be "medical" oriented. If so, not sure why I got an invite
My background is science/engineering. I'll degroup unless someone clarifies
The core group of people here are medically-inclined, but I intended for the group to encompass all scientific fields. So you're fine,
, just presently in the minority
Mr Hat and Clogs
Haven't quite started in the field yet myself, but in the process of doing so, well once classes start properly.
I spent loads of time in hospital, which is where my original interest stems from. Also, family convinced me it would be something I would enjoy. I have to say its a little intimidating going into it though.
Either way, my plan is to be a nurse (not sure in which field though), or try something in pathology, since I think I'd cut a fine figure in a lab coat.
I got a bit brainwashed into going into Engineering. Pretty much every adult was telling "Go study Engineering, you're good at it, and will make a lot of money..."
What they didn't know is that I wouldn't take to University as much as they anticipated. People assumed just because I'm smart, that I'd enjoy sitting in dark classrooms for 4 hours a day, and 5 hours a day doing assignments holed up alone in my room.
I'm graduated now, and I do actually like the subject well enough, but the process of getting here just wasn't worth it.
I come from a Filipino family so if you're not familiar with our occupational stereotype (but it's a good stereotype nonetheless ), a majority of Filipinos are nurses. I have numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, and family friends that are nurses. None of which are doctors, all are RNs and BSN. Funny thing is both my parents aren't nurses at all. My mom is a claims adjuster while my dad is an IT at a private hospital where I work at also. With all this being said, I'm not a nurse just yet. I just recently got accepted into nursing school after waiting two years, but I officially start the 25th of this month.
Anyways, that's pretty much how I fell into the nursing field. My older brother was the first to start off the nursing within my family. Just as he finished graduated and started working, I just had entered college and he pretty much told me (along with my parents) to do nursing. Tbh, I didn't have a major picked out during my senior year in high school nor did I care where I went for college. So, I just followed what my brother told me to do (he's my role model) and went straight to community college and do nursing there as it is much cheaper.
Aside from not really caring too much about my future academic career, now that I have work experience in the hospital, I'm glad I went the nursing route. I love being in the hospital and the adrenaline and meeting all kinds of nurses and patients.
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