Thank you all for your advice. I question whether my nature is suitable for medicine anyways- I get stressed easily and am not excited about the actual CONTENT of what being a doctor entails: ie., learning about diseases. I mean, I am good at memorizing but I don’t put in extra work/interest/passion into learning about illnesses.It’s more of an ego thing where, if I’m with a friend who is a doctor, I would pretend to know all the health related things she’s talking about in order to feel important and useful. What attracts me to medicine is the humanitarian aspect of what I could do clinically as a doctor- caring for people and helping with a universal skill set that would guarantee me employment anywhere in the world. Should I just push myself to go through schooling in order to reach that light at the end of the tunnel? If that mindset makes sense, then maybe I should apply again….
Maybe starting a project/activity would help? Pick one thing that is meaningful to you and do a bit to accomplish/master it each day.It could be dance, learning a musical instrument, or even making origami/arts and crafts each day! You could even document your progress with a video diary. I’ve been going through similar emotions and thoughts as you, and what I find is that I need to “get out of my head” sometimes. Engaging yourself in some type of activity may give you that boost of self confidence to say “hey, I can do this! And if I can do this, I have what it takes to achieve something else”
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