Have you ever heard about this ‘common’ question, “why do you choose medicine as your higher study?” Maybe, most of us would answer that financial is point. Study medicine has big chance to make much money that other majors. Indeed, study medicine has a potential carreer ahead. Students need to find what actually their primary motivation.
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions’ Pre-Health conducted research based on the responses of 461 Kaplan MCAT students in January 2008 found while only 49% of pre-meds reported being primarily motivated by money, 71% of pre-law students indicated as much (based upon survey results of 453 Kaplan LSAT students in February 2008). Since law and medicine are both potentially lucrative fields, what could account for the difference? Of the over 400 pre-medical students surveyed, 89% listed either a desire to help others, a genuine interest in the sciences, or personal exposure to medicine as the impetus for their decision.
Therefore, how about the ‘blood’ factor? a mere 12% say that the sight of blood makes them feel dizzy or faint, and only 11% are concerned about working with cadavers. The survey results further indicate that these iron-stomached students decided to pursue medicine as their career path in large part during adolescence, giving them ample time to prepare academically and emotionally for the road ahead.
In general, whatever major you choose, ensure you have passion for it and focus on it!