Seven steps to find out if you have the mindset of a doctor
Thousands of young students dream of wearing that crisp, white lab coat, sporting a stethoscope, busily bustling about in hospital wards.
Few, however, realise the hard work that goes into becoming a man (or woman) of medicine. Read on to find out if you have the mindset or skills required for a medical degree
- You should have above-average capacity to handle the vast syllabus, the stamina for extensive study
- In a professional course, students need to keep pace with classroom teaching. This is not something you can afford to leave for the eleventh hour before the examination. Practical classes are too important to be missed
- The scale of human suffering can often be overwhelming. Do you have the ability to remain focused on work and be compassionate at the same time?
- Some cases present ethical dilemmas which require professional and morally-sound handling