A topic came up over lunch the other day which I think sums up quite well just how low morale is among medical students and junior doctors at the moment.
The question was: knowing what you know now, would you apply to medical school again? The answer from 3 out of 4 of us was a fairly firm no, surprisingly I was the only one who probably would apply again albeit to completely different medical schools.
I opened this topic up to a wider audience and was pleased to see that not everyone had lost faith in medicine. It was also interesting to note that among those who would apply again, many would have applied to different places for a variety of reasons.
Whatever stage you're at, be it 1st year student or consultant (not that any consultants are likely to be reading this), if you were applying to university today, knowing what you know now, would you choose medicine again?
Sunday, 13 April 2008