It’s a great choice for scientists who strive to understand and apply research findings to improve the lives of the patients in their care. It offers a meaningful career that, if we’re being frank, is prestigious, secure and relatively well-paid.However, practising Medicine can be arduous, stressful, frustrating and bureaucratic and it’s not suited for everyone. You need to be sure that Medicine is the right choice for you. These pages will help you work that out, but there’s no better way to find out for sure than by gaining insight of medical practice by seeing it in action and talking to those who provide healthcare. Studying Medicine because that is what is expected of you is never a good idea: make sure that your motives for choosing to do so are well-reasoned.
For some, the answer to the question, “Why do you want to study medicine?” is a simple one: to make money. These individuals, however, are in a shrinking minority, a recent survey has found.It seems that even as the traditional financial windfalls associated with medicine continue to wane, students’ passion for medical study is as fiery as ever. In fact, less than half of pre-med respondents indicated their future earning potential “very much” or “somewhat” influenced their decision to study medicine. But what does this mean? Pre-professional students are notorious for their exaggerated claims of altruism while the true and ulterior motivation remains the big salary. …or at least that was the belief.