medical studentThe reaction you see on people’s faces when they hear you’re taking up medicine is priceless; you know that a mix of fascination and admiration lights up their look. These are the times when you want to inform the world that you’re proud of what you’re doing despite the challenges and challengers (the professors, of course) that come your way.

Indeed, being a medical student is not an easy decision to make. Once you’ve signed up for the challenge, you need to accept that you will need to make a lot of sacrifices. There will be occasions when you’re going to give up attending your best friend’s weekend bash or come to terms with the reality that you’re going to flunk one of your advanced chemistry courses. But, if you’ve made up your mind to see all these challenges through until the end, you will find that all the bitterness of your labor will be rewarded with a sweet fruit.

Other than a hefty paycheck that awaits you, below are the reasons that make taking a medicine course all worth it.

Useful Learning

Professors often warn freshmen that being a medical student means learning countless of concepts and theories. This is true, but the upside of this is that all the things you learn can be applied to real-life situations. Roseman University of Health Sciences says when you take medicine, you’re not simply studying to pass the course; you’re studying for the sake of having something useful that you can contribute to the society once the school lets go of you.

Access to Some of the World’s Greatest Minds

You will meet the smartest people at the medical university. Your professors are among those people; they will challenge you to think outside the box and do the things you’ve never done before. Reading other students’ dissertations and listening to the anecdotes of seasoned clinicians give you access to some brilliant minds.

A Chance to Better the World

Jonas Salk, Rober Koch, Francis Crick and James Watson are only some of the doctors who changed the landscape of the medicine world forever. Their great minds make significant contributions to the society. As a medical student, you’re improving your skills that may help discover the cures for AIDS, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

Becoming a medicine student may make you regret your decision if you’re half-hearted about it. But, if you’re more than willing to take on different challenges, you will surely accomplish great things.

the author

Eugenia Gilbreath is a pre-school teacher in California. She has also been a speaker and motivator in different educational seminars and fora.