Thursday, March 21, 2019

Just when you lose hope....

(This is a bit of an off-academic post. So if you are on exam season, avoid reading this.)

Being a doctor!..... we all have dreamt of it. Since we were kids we wanted to wear that stethoscope, walk in long hall ways, go to those people with pain and help them...

You wil watch a TV series and when a surgeon would say "Scalpel please!" you feel goosebumps thinking one day you wanna do it...

But there are somedays you just get home or to hostel from medschool or hospital, and you just don't want to do it anymore. You feel like your passion is lost. You feel like you are no more yourself!

YES! We all have gone through this at least once or even more times in our lives. And when you say this, many other medical students will relate to you too.

Whenever you feel so demotivated, just think WHY YOU STARTED THIS AT THE FIRST PLACE? Did you do it by your will? What made you decide this?

For an example, I always wanted to be a doctor, but my will to become a doctor became so strong when my grandpa passed away in a govt hospital because the doctor in charge didn't diagnose that he was having a heart attack. That day I decided I want to be that doctor who will correctly diagnose and treat people to the best capability I can. I wanted to stop anyone else's family member to pass away because of gross incapacity of a doctor.

You may also have a reason like this if you dig inside your mind. And you will find this reason to fire you up again. To make you push through that one more chapter. Go to that one more ward with a wide smile despite you are sleepless and tired.

Find your reason to stay, not to leave! Because once you are on this voyage, you have decided to work for the betterment of the world and the people, and if you quit midway, it's such a waste, my friend!

Many people dream to be in our shoes. If we give it up, we just are ruining a chance of someone else to be a doctor. So make that medschool seat you owned, be worth it.

Another thing! Going through medschool is not a single man's job. It needs hell load of a support. Find this support system in your family, in your significant other, in your friends, and anyone who would give you strength to carry on, and someone who would motivate you, someone who would be there to say "You can do this! I'm with you!".

Medical books are boring, but books are not the only way you can learn anymore in this digital world. You have millions of videos and interactive websites you can find. You have blogs like our www.medicowesome.com where we breakdown big medical info into small pieces and clarify.

Get your stuff together, clean up your workspace. Cleaner table will motivate you to study too. Use some motivating words in front of your workspace, On your phone's wall paper, On your notebooks! Simply everywhere you would see. If someone would judge you for that, make them your motivation too. Stick up a motivating note on their forehead too! 😂 Just kidding! Ya just keep that smile on always!

Life is great! Medical life is even greater! With all its failures, late night cries, exam phobhias, senior bullies, colleague dramas, its all worth it.

Finish your degree...! This pain lasts only few years! Once you are a fully fledged doctor, you can go ahead and be that wonderful human being you always wanted to be! Don't kill that wonderful person even before you get there!!

We are all voyagers of this same hard journey wherever we are in this world! So let's do this! And in any case you need someone to guide you through your academic related depression or demotivation, always count on us here in Medicowesome!

Have a great day and go own that damn degree!!! 😍

Good luck! See ya later!

Yours,

Jay.

4 comments:

  1. INDIAN DOCTORS ARE JUST SICK...I WORKED IN GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL HAVING INTERNSHIP ROTATION FOR A YEAR... EVEN IF HEY DIAGNOSE HEART ATTACK... THEY WONT EVEN THROMBOLYSE THEM.. COZ THEY WOULD HAVE TO MONITOR THEN.... THEY DO A SINGLE THING ...REFER... I WORKED IN TERTIARY CENTRE HOSPITAL.... AND EVEN IF U WORK WELL NOONE EVEN APPRECIATE YOU... EVERYONE KEEP PULLING YOUR LEG.... I CALLED BY HOPITAL THE BEST BUTCHER HOUSE... MAN LITERALLY THEN KIND OF ATTITUDE IN NORTH INDIAN DOCTORS IS VERY BAD... AND SERVICES.. DONT EVEN CARE TO ASK.... AND DONT GET ME STARTED UP ON THOSE ARROGANT DUMB TEACHERS.... ITS REALITY... AND I M STUDYING TO CHANGE IT..... WHY WOULD ANYONE RESPECT YOU.. THOSE PEOPLE ARE MENT TO BE BEATEN.. THSI IS THE BITTER TRUTH....AT LEAST ACCORDING TO ME..PEACE

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    1. Yes, we need change in the medical system. The government needs to invest more in the health care system. More deserving candidates should be chosen to study medicine. Mentors need to be encouraging, not demeaning. Our professors need to learn and teach better bedside manners.

      But I disagree with you. Residents or doctors don't deserve to be beaten. No one does.

      That being said -

      If you're being abused verbally or emotionally by colleagues or professors, please speak up. Medicowesome will support you.

      Residency in India: Harassment and speaking up against it
      https://www.medicowesome.com/2019/02/residency-in-india-harassment-and.html

      Standing up & speaking out
      https://www.medicowesome.com/2019/02/standing-up-speaking-out.html

      Standing up & speaking out - 2
      https://www.medicowesome.com/2019/02/hello-people-i-am-glad-for-your-support.html

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