Anonymous said: Hi. You seem to be a nice person so I'm here for an advice. Here's this situation. I'm lazy, I've never paid too much attention to shool and I don't know a thing about chemistry. Yet, I figured, why not become a doctor. Sounds pathetic, I know. The problem is, I'm taking exams next year that decide what I'll study. There's a big possibility I won't score enough to get into med school.(1 year to make up for 3?!). What if I'm not suited to be a doctor? I'm not smart/hard-working/determined enough.
Lemme tell you something there, anon! During all of my middle school years and quite a bit of my highschool years, I wasn’t doing too good; hell, I was convinced I wasn’t smart either. It went so far that my chem teacher, who knew I wanted to a doc, said that I would never enter med school. Of course he didn’t mean it in a bad way, and it was the kind of the push I needed to get myself sorted during my senior year in highschool.
Anyway, listen anon, human willpower is literally something out of this world. If you tell yourself you can do something, and be patient with it, I’ll bet my lower half that you’ll get to your goal sooner or later. So go for it. And don’t listen to any of the naysayers, including yourself. When they say that you’re your biggest enemy, they’re not lying.
Do yourself a favour and don’t entertain those thoughts, because I know you can get into med school. You just gotta work hard; I know it seems impossible, but remember, anon, nothing is impossible. It just needs a bit of effort and ingenuity.
I got this exact question: consider yourself lucky nomadmedstudent answered it first because I had some choice snark for you, anon (mostly along the lines of GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER OR DO SOMETHING ELSE AND QUIT WHINING ABOUT IT).
Ps- please stop sending multiple medblrs the same question, y’all, it is getting really annoying.