Why did you choose medicine/ dentistry?
Ever wondered why people choose to become doctors? We asked some of our students to find out.
Callum– ‘To make a difference to others in ways which I can see tangibly, and use my scientific brain while I’m at it!’
Rocio– ‘I wanted something hands on that incorporated all of my interests such as communicating with people around me. I couldn’t be a vet because I don’t think I’d ever be able to put down an animal- so doctor it is!’
Aneeta– ‘I joined medicine because growing up my grandmother had Parkinson’s disease, my grandfather had all the complications of diabetes and I had an aunt who had severe learning disabilities. Medicine was just in and around my whole family and to add to this my mum is a nurse. I saw how she would look after my family and I wanted to do the same. However, I wanted to go one step further and know why these things were happening to them and how it can be fixed. So… here I am, 4 years into the medicine programme and learning something new every day.’
Nura– “What drew me to medicine is not only the holistic approach that doctors take to manage patients’ conditions, but also the fact that they work as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure that the patient is well supported.”
Lorenna– ‘While I was living in Brazil, I witnessed inequalities within the healthcare system and how understaffed they were. I chose medicine to help with this and work towards health being a basic human right for every person.’
Tahmid– ‘It’s a perfect combination of helping people and fulfilling my passion for science.’
Neha– ‘Because my parents are doctors and didn’t want me to do it so it was an act of rebellion.’
Carola-‘Because I genuinely love to try and make a difference in people’s lives! No matter how terrible a day, or a week was, a patient’s smile or kind words mean the world, and really make all the hard work worth it.’
Claire– ‘I wanted to do medicine because I’ve always been interested in disease and how the human body works. I also wanted to work with people in a meaningful way and do something involving manual skills. Being a healthcare provider gives you the opportunity to do that and supply essential services that can affect people’s quality of life’