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should i become a doc? [Sep. 1st, 2006|06:50 pm]
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hey guys,

just a few questions-

1)I want to become a doctor, because i feel i am a healer. But i also want to have a family. I just finished my first degree and want to apply to be a doc for next year, however do you think its possible to be a house officer or a first year resident and also raise a child? Or do you think i'd have to wait until after consultancy? I'd be nearly 38 then and i dont want to wait that long!

2)Also how easy it to become a consultant? After you pass the exams as a senior registrar are you automatically a consultant?

3)Does anyone know which fields in medicine are better for those who want a family? i.e more stable?
4) anyone whos raised a child while doing their med degree? how was it?

thanks for your replies!

[User Picture]From: lucide13
2007-05-24 09:00 pm (UTC)
If you really want it you can do it. There are several members of my class raising children and many of them are raising young children which I imagine would be harder. It also depends on your school. Find one that has lots of replay classes so you don't always have to be there.
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