Medicine, a vocation?
When I was little I wanted to become a surgeon … and archaeologist, flight attendant, architect and gymnastics champion. Oh childhood dreams …
I am often asked if medicine is a vocation . Well no ! (HANLALALALALA) because I hesitated for a long time between very different fields of activity: yes, I really dreamed of becoming an archaeologist, flight attendant, architect or sports champion. My parents, they had not forgotten that very small I said to want to be surgeon (nb: no, it does not say surgeon, but a surgeon woman! ). A far-fetched idea in a family where there is no doctor. (nb: this is also a question we are often asked).
But where does my interest for health come from?
I have always been curious to understand the extraordinary machine that is the human body . To see, to laugh, to sing, to run, to give life, to love … the human being is full options and still holds many mysteries. Scientific more than literary, loving to learn and especially wanting to take care of the other, I told myself that medicine could please me. And then it must be said, it was also the choice of the reason : to secure a job (we will always need doctors …) with an interesting salary. So choosing to study medicine is not necessarily by vocation but in my case it was a nice compromise.
Is vocation still a weight?
I really ask myself the question when I see the difficulty that bachelor students have to move towards higher education and the pitfalls sown on their course.
- Choose your Bac well or you may not have access to the training you want. # doncjesuissupposéesavoircequejeveuxfairecommeétudessuppérieuresdèslafindelaseconde
- APB: make your choice, knowing that if your first wish is accepted, you can not refuse! # fautpashésiter
- Enter PACES to confront you to 223450078000 … students (yes, you have the impression that they are very very many, and you’re right!) That do not all have the same objectives but no matter you are all competing.
- Make yourself evaluate on “by-heart” and logic to access the business of your dreams but without being evaluated on your qualities of empathy, listening, introspection … nor on your professional project . #tousdanslamemecase