This is the first of hopefully many questions I’ll answer, as a part of my new blogging idea. Today’s questions is a combined one. Nadine wanted to know why I chose to study medicine, and Kaylee wondered how old I was when I decided/knew I wanted to go to medical school.
I must say that I don’t really have a good reason. Nothing of this ‘I want to go to Africa and save the world’-stuff. I suppose I first decided I wanted to do something medical when I was around 11/13 years old, because that was when I started watching ER. The doctors in ER were so incredibly cool, racing around, spouting all this medical jargon of which I didn’t understand anything, saving people’s lives like that. I think I decided I wanted to be a doctor then and there.
I still don’t know how I stuck with the same dream for 5-7 years, but somehow I managed. I wavered from time to time, but my resolve to go to medical school was only strengthened when I started to watch Grey’s Anatomy, House and Strong Medicine (not necessarily in that order).
Over the years I’ve often wondered if I would get in. Especially when my grades started slipping a bit in 5th and 6th grade, but overall I’ve always known that I wanted to go. I didn’t even have a back up plan when I applied! When people would ask me that I would always say something along the lines of: ,,Perhaps I’ll do Chemistry, or Physics, or Law, but for now I’m not even allowing myself the option that I might not get in.” I suppose I didn’t allow that possibility because I didn’t want to freak out, and believe me, that didn’t really help.
I still often wonder on what grounds they thought I was special enough to make number 8 on a list of 300 people, but I’m just glad I made it that high on the list. Now that I’m in, I realise that even though some of the courses I have right now might not be the most interesting, I still really want to become a doctor.
So yeah, when I grow up I’m going to be a television doctor (jk.)
(Please keep in mind that if there are other things you would like to know about me, all you have to do is ask a question in the comments! The questions can be as weird as you like )