This is what I have been asking myself lately..but first let me introduce myself. I was a medical student hopeful, so very excited in my pursuit to become a doctor. I am an enthusiastic person so maybe that's why I had the chance to speak and meet up with doctors working in GH. One of them was already an MO and have a very bright future ahead of her. The other was a houseman who was planning to apply for a transfer to a smaller hospital due to the heavy workload in GH. Both of them had advised me on the lifestyle of doctors and the problems I might encountered in the future. The reason I am saying this is to show that I do know the pros and cons of being a doctor..and I was not intimidated by the prospect of working on call or having a hectic lifestyle just yet, perhaps because I find that working in an office can seem pretty mundane at times. However I have to take into account that I am not a houseman right now and I am still young, would I still feel like that in my 20's? 30's? Or would I be wishing I have a normal working hours?
I have also been an avid reader of Dr Pagalavan's blog. I find his blog informative yet deeply depressing at times...especially when he writes about the oversupply of doctors in the future. There are many medical schools mushrooming in Malaysia and I am pretty worried about it as students could easily enroll in any one of them as long as they have the funds. Medical studies are no longer dominated by the countries top scholars, students that are below par could get into the new medical schools easily (I am not discriminating anybody over here as I am just an average student and I am truly sorry if I did offend anybody). There are students whose marks does not entitle them to enroll in dental school, yet somehow they managed to obtained a degree from a new dental university that does twinning with India. Would it be fair to those who are really qualified to be a dentist? Though I am not saying that they won't do well in the future, but there will still be some subtle differences between top students and poor students don't you think?
Just thought I'd put that out there. Whether it even makes sense..
........What the hell did I just write?????
So anyway, could fellow recom-ers give me their opinions and thoughts on this? I am still contemplating on whether I should study medicine or pharmacy, although I realize that the future for pharmacists are not that great either
PS, I am quite new in this and if this post should be somewhere else, moderators please don't hesitate to move this post