Understanding a Career in Medicine Ebook
A Short Guide to Understanding a Career in Medicine by Dr. Patrice Baptiste & Dr. Linda Mao
It’s a cliché to say that medicine is tough but rewarding, but it is a cliché for a reason. Signing up for a career in medicine is a huge commitment to long hours, expensive exams and disappointment served in a variety of ways. It’s also a commitment to never being bored, job security and if you love it, job satisfaction that is hard to find elsewhere. So it’s important to know the best and the worst parts of the job, important to know what the job actually involves, and most importantly of all, to know that it’s what you want to do.
Everyone has different experiences and motivations for going into a career in medicine, and this guide aims to provide you with honest views on what studying medicine and being a doctor is about. We hope it helps you to make an informed decision, and if you do decide to apply, we hope it provides you with a useful starting point on your medical journey.