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- July 1st, 2011, 09:15 PM #1
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Advice and Suggestions requested
My name is Babar and i would like some serious input of suggestions regarding my situation.
I am 22 years of age and somehow wasted 3 years after my high school. I am currently enrolled in Accounting and Finance in a university in Canada. I have 3 more years to go to get a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance.
My main problem is that i have always wanted to do medicine, and now i am getting the chance to get admitted into NUST, Army Medical College for an MBBS degree of 5 years. The curriculum in AMC is modular.
However now i don't know if I should join army medical as a foreign student or continue to study here in Canada and pursue my education in Finance.
Being a doctor i'll be 27 years old when i graduate after 5 years, will have to do 1 year house job which is now mandatory by pmdc so that makes me 28 years old. By the time I get into specialization I'd be around 29 30 and then another 5 years for the American Board so that makes me 35.
If I continue with finance i don't know how and if i would be successful as finance and accounting is a very common program. I have wanted to be a doctor but now am double minded due to my age.
Plus i will have to come to pakistan and live in rawalpindi in the army style setting which would be hard but not impossible.
My goal in life is to be independent and on my feet. Medicine guarantees money plus its interesting and used to be my passion. Finance may or may not be successful as one has to retire at age 60 whereas, a doctor can just open up a clinic even when hes 70 years old.
Please give your suggestions whether i should continue with finance or whether i should go into army medical.
BabarJuly 2nd, 2011, 09:24 PM #2
Well from what I've read it seems as if you already know what you want; Wasting your precious time obviously didn't do you any good, and if being a doctor is your dream, stop being age concious and just go for it. I've heard of a lot of people who went out and even finished graduate school, finding afterwards that their real aspiration was to be apart of the "World Of Medicine". Yes, it's going to be hard, and the way you're saying it, it seems as if you're underestimating the perseverance and strong will it will take to actually get through NUST and become a doctor; so what im trying to say is, its not too late to go after being a doctor, just completely change your mind set and make yourself in love with going after it. Good Luck! and i hope my advice will help you!July 3rd, 2011, 01:15 AM #3
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ISTIKHARAJuly 3rd, 2011, 03:01 AM #4January 5th, 2013, 06:02 PM #5
I think you should go for nust and be a doctor . as per the tough situation of army believe me its fantastic iand especially army doctor is a golden chance life time securityJanuary 5th, 2013, 06:41 PM #6
Follow your dreams. Here's a nice story for you. In the college I study in, I'm a first year student and one of my colleagues really impresses me. She's in her late 20's and is also a mother. But even at that age, and with so many responsibilities at home, she chose to pursue a full 5 years of medical study. She's my ideal when it comes to passion and dedication to the field. And she's just one of the many older people in college. There's a colleague who's above 20 and joined after doing BS somewhere. Two of my friends are former engineering students. So it's never too late, I say go for it.January 6th, 2013, 03:40 AM #7
you'll only be 2-3 years older than the rest of us...I say go for medicine..January 6th, 2013, 11:48 AM #8
Go for medicine and only think you are going to be an army doctor. The double nation server. A doctor and also in army . Its fantastic to be there
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