Only a doctor can understand how tough it is to find the Mbbs seats in the top medical colleges. Believe me; that is a real fight. The route to the medical degree has a lot of ups and downs that nobody would ever tell you. There are certain things about the medical education that only you could understand and others can just fascinate how could you. You take up medical study as a normal human being but you come out as a completely different person; someone who enjoys holding those bleeding organs in his hands and has no fear of the living and the dead. Top of all, people start considering you next to the god when you yourself are in self-doubt and are looking for help. Studying medicine is funny sometimes, as there are things that no one else will understand about your life. Seriously, becoming a doctor isn’t easy.
From being alone in an anatomy class with dead bodies to talk to, to choosing a career path that demands nothing but just studies, eating, no sleep and lots of coffee, the study of mbbs bring forth many experiences that can only be understood by those who are pursuing it. I think all the doctors would completely relate to these funny sides of their profession. Read on for that perfect dose of laughter:
#1 Your language sounds to be Latin or Greek because most of the time you are seen using odd medical terms like cerumen and lingual artery
As soon as you open your mouth things like histo, lapar, endo starts coming out leaving the layman beside you totally confused and mum. You actually begin to speak in a foreign tongue without even noticing it.
#2 No matter what your specific medical study is, you will be treated as a consultant for all the ailments
According to your family and your near and dear ones, if you are studying medicine you have the cure for their every body part. As a result, you are being looked upon as a personal consultant for any sickness that comes their way. The day you will complete your mbbs and achieve your medical degree, you will be asked so many prescriptions and this will never end.
#3 You have no personal life, your social circle is screwed up, you are all alone and have negative thoughts of dying alone
Though becoming a doctor was your decision but isolated life was not what you wished for. Where all your other friends are married and have kids, you are still preparing and planning your next 5 years for some advanced medical study. In other words, a totally unromantic single life you have.
#4 Power naps are your all time saviors thanks to those never-ending night-shifts
Having a medical degree in your hands means preparing to sacrifice all your sleep for the sake of the career. You never know when any patient would become serious or you would get an emergency call. A sound sleep isn’t your thing. So there’s no option other than those short naps.
#5 Why you chose medical education hurts you more than any other question
ou never have answers to such questions so you are always unable to justify your career choice. Unlike normal people, you are always wondering why you chose studying medicine. You have no time for yourself and are always found occupied with cases and case studies.
#6 It has become difficult to sit among common people
Whenever you get a chance to be the part of some social event, either you start talking about your successful diagnosis of some disease or are being asked a lot of prescriptions from your friends and relatives. Where people are talking about politics or movies, you are the one who has nothing but medicine in mind.
#7 You have developed a bad habit of over-analyzing everything
Having invested so many years in your medical education and having studied so many medical courses, you now over-analyze everything. Without a proper research, you never come to conclusion even when it’s the case of common ailments.
#8 As a student doctor, the real doctors won’t consider you doctors but just students
This is a hard fact, but you can’t help it. You will always remain a student for them no matter what and will have to bear their ignorance for I don’t how long.
#9 When you study you are too weird to handle as you have developed some strange mannerisms
You talk to yourself while studying and keep on spouting mnemonics and revising notes no matter where you are. You are seen having a discussion with yourself as if you have some invisible partner with you in the course of this medical study.
#10 Everyone thinks you are rich because you are a doctor
Contrary to this popular belief, doctors aren’t rich. They just keep on practicing without much income. It takes them at least fifteen years to master their skills and earn what they have dreamt of. Medical study isn’t easy; it takes time to reach success.
No doubt, doctors are a rare species! So when are you getting your medical degree?