A lot of students would have secured a job or have something set up in the pipeline following graduation. But this isn’t the case for me. As I was rejected from all my medical school choices, I have no choice but to take a gap year, be productive and re-apply for medical school. There are many opportunities that I could look into; doing a masters degree for 1/2 years, travelling, acquiring more medical-related work experience, or even getting a job in a hospital environment.
At this moment in time, I’m not exactly sure of what I would like to do after I graduate. However, I have started applying for medical related jobs such as a medical laboratory assistant, research scientist, biomedical scientist, but to no avail. This because I have only applied to about 5 jobs as I will be taking a month off sometime in August, and would be best to apply after then.
I am interested in getting a job as it would help me acquire the funds I need to pay for medical tuition fees and living costs as well provide a more current medical-related work experience . But I’m also interested in doing a research internship or a research-based masters, maybe abroad, because of type of physician I hope to be. Getting a research publication under my belt as early possible would be a great advantage to the trajectory I’m looking to take. It’s a lot to think about, but first I should concentrate on my exams, which are clearly of high paramount before deciding on what to do next.
I’ve got 6 exams this term, I have completed my dissertation! Woohoo! And it’s been a whirlwind with education. 3 years has passed by so quickly, I’ve made incredible friends and have learnt a lot about myself in terms of spiritual growth, what motivates in life, my study techniques (which should help in medical school), and who I am striving to be as a child of God. I think going to university has been amazing and a choice I would never regret, as I do love being in education and that’s why I think Medicine is so appealing to me as it requires lifelong learning. I am excited for what the future holds, knowing that God has already gone before me and that his purpose, will and plan for my life will take root. By having this confidence that God’s timing is the best and that everything I need I have already received through faith. I believe that God has greater things installed for each and everyone of us and it requires faith and belief in Him to receive. This doesn’t only apply to the natural aspect, but also with our spiritual relationship with him.
I am the type to have things in place. I hate uncertainty, and It turns out I worry as much as the next person. I believe I am growing not only in my faith but developing as a whole. What’s next for my life, is to be lead by His Spirit.
I cant’ wait for exams to be over and start working!
Proverbs 3:5-6 ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths’