Honestly, I can’t say I’ve been dreaming about Medicine since the day I was born, or that I had one particular life-changing personal experience that influenced my decision to pursue this field. Rather, my path to Medicine has been a series of twists and turns that have given me complete affirmation of where I want to be, and it’s taken me 5 years to get there.
As someone who has always been a people’s person, the need to give back and care for others is in my nature, and I knew from a young age that my future career would have to involve similar aspects. Aged 16, I was still unsure of my place in this world, and it wasn’t until I received my pleasantly surprising GCSE grades in the summer of 2011 that the idea of Medicine popped into my head.
But of course, the decision to pursue Medicine cannot be taken lightly, it is a calling and one which requires extensive thought… Nonetheless, I picked my A-Levels accordingly (Maths with Statistics, Biology, Chemistry and German) and thus began my journey.
And in the word’s of Meredith Grey (yes I’m that cliche):
“The expected is just the beginning, the unexpected is what changes our lives.”