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Not Sure What I Want To Do - October 4th 2009, 01:49 AM

For the last year I've wanted to get into the medical field. And of course my family is like, "F*ck yes!" So I got into this 2-year Biomedical program at another school that I go to for half the day.

It's hard, of course I expected that- since it's a college class (I'm a Junior in High School) and it was designed for people in my grade. I had fun with it at first, but now I'm pretty sick of it. I hate having homework everynight, I hate being so busy, I hate how I can't remember any of the information that she tells us. I hate how I'm falling behind, I hate now if I'm absent I have to play major catch up.

Now I'm starting to think that getting into the medical field isn't for me. I'm having a hard enough time trying to remember the little things. I would probably end up messing up and letting a patient die or something. I'm already suffering from anxiety as it is, I don't need guilt on my mind too. Then again, maybe that's just a sad excuse. Not to mention you're NEVER done learning and schooling is going to be expensive.

So I'm having second thoughts. My real passion is art and writing. I want to be a comic book artist and an author. But as everyone has told me, "There's not a calling for that right now." Because the world needs medical attention!

I've been rethinking what I might want to do. I want to be those things as well as a voice actor, or maybe a publicist, or an editor, maybe an ADR director, or a producer for a tv show or something.

Of course, I tell my Dad that I'm starting to hate Biomedical. And he won't let me quick because apparently, "That's something my Mom would f*cking do!" Because obviously she gives up when somethings to hard. I hate how he used her as an example. He needs to stop slinging mud at my Mom.

He tells me that I'm giving up to easily and that I should stay in. First of all, I don't even know if I want to get into the medical field. This class only gives me college credits in the medical field! I feel like if I stay in, I might just get sucked into something i'm not sure about!

This program is stressing me out. I failed a test the other day and almost cried. Maybe it's true. Maybe I am giving up. I'm so used to things coming to me naturally (except for math) and the work load can be tough.

The only reason I haven't quit the program is because I keep thinking if I quit, then I might change my mind. Also, my family is so proud of me for doing this. Now that I've mentioned wanting to go into the medical field, they won't let me get out of it.

Do you think I'm just giving up to easily? I'm not sure what to do anymore!


   
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Re: Not Sure What I Want To Do - October 4th 2009, 08:53 AM

It's only an intro course and generally, the first-year university courses tend to be quite hard and are thought of as "weeding out" many people. I'm in my third year of university, double major biology and psychology going for neuroscience or thereabouts or neurology. Medicine isn't an easy field but once you get past the intro bit, I've found as have my friends that it gets easier. There's still work to do so it's not just relaxing and pissing in the wind, but it's not as hard as the first-year courses tended to be.

I think it's good to have back-up plans regardless of how similar they are to your ideal plan. For a comic book writer and such, it's a field that's hit-or-miss: either you excel in it or you flunk in it and there's not much middle-ground.

Does the world need medical attention? Yes, however, that doesn't mean every single person has to go into that field. People need to focus in many other fields.

I'd say to stay in the course because you're just barely cracking open the door and once you understand more of it, it tends to get easier. Also, you had an interest in it before so perhaps you still do have that interest, only you may find it once you drop out, in which case it's not as desirable to find out that way.
   
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Re: Not Sure What I Want To Do - October 6th 2009, 09:29 PM

Thanks. It's good to know that it might get easier. I'll keep what you said in mind and keep trying my best. ^^


   
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Re: Not Sure What I Want To Do - October 6th 2009, 09:49 PM

I'm in the medical feild myself and I'm currently in school to become an RN for a children's hospital! I love it! But, thats the thing, you need have a passion for the medical feild. If you're heart is more for art and writing than maybe that's the path you'd like to take! In college if you'd like, you could take a small medical course and see how you like it. You're still young and , It took me a year and half after highschool to figure out exactly what I wanted to do!


   
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