Why am I here?

To be honest, I never thought I would write a blog in my life, but I’m here, beginning to start this blog about my passion for medicine today and my aspiration and journey to become a doctor.

For as long as I can remember, my aim in life (and my dream) has been to eventually become a doctor! I am well aware of all the time and effort required and also how competitive it is just to get into medical school. I now know of the importance to start gaining experience and other things such as awards or qualifications etc to make you stand out from many of the other applicants for medical school. I’m willing to try any little thing that will increase my chances of achieving this and I was advised at the Medlink X conference that writing this blog would help. Even if this blog supports me just a tiny bit in fulfilling my dream, then I am prepared to give it a shot!

What inspires me to be a doctor?
Well science fascinates me, how everything that happens in this world is something to do with science! I really enjoy chemistry and biology, and the fact that a doctor has to apply this knowledge on a daily basis as well as the major aspect of working with people all the time really excites me. I feel as if it is the right job for me; something I would enjoy, be good at and to be able to make a difference!

Currently, I am in year 11 and am studying to take my GCSEs in May/June.
In the past, i attended the Medlink X conference in London which was really useful and confirmed my idea of being a doctor – it was defiantly what I want to do with my life. I will later write a post about this day and what I have taken from it to help me nowadays.
I have also spent a day shadowing a doctor in my local GP surgery which was extremely interesting and changed my perception of these small surgerys. I will also write a post in the near future about this event.

Currently, I volunteer on a fortnightly basis at a carehome in my area. I spend time with the residents, both chatting with them and also helping during the activities that are run such as Christmas card making. I will continue to post about my volunteer work at the carehome and the events that go on here.

So, my first blog post! I think I could get used to this, it’s quite enjoyable actually.
But my mind is made up, I am going to do everything in my power to reach my ultimate goal of getting that doctor position and I’m going to share and post every step of my journey on this blog that it takes to get there!

3 thoughts on “Why am I here?

  1. I love writing my blog too! It’s such an amazing way of recording every step towards med school. I think I was at the same medlink-X conference as you, it was really helpful. Are you going to the five day curse at Nottingham this year?

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