Why are students in medical colleges so over-stressed over academics? Why can’t they take life easy and take enjoyment in studying, without being bothered about their marks or exam outcomes?
Because of you people!
Yes. You guys who don’t understand or even try to understand what we go through. Think that we are just exaggerating when we share about our hardships with you.
We are overstressed because everyone expects us to exceed our capacity. We are expected to know everything, remember everything, study everything.. and what not. All this from whom? From our teachers and lecturers sure. But also from you lay men who are our relatives and friends.
Whenever we meet, after many months or years, ask us about our life only if you are genuinely interested to know. Don’t taunt us on everything we do.
No, we can’t prescribe medicines as soon as we join MBBS. We are still learning. Understand it. Don’t say things like “what is the use of studying MBBS? You don’t even know to give one medicine.” You have no idea how much it damages our confidence.
Stop taunting us about all this and may be we will feel like hanging out with people more. Understand what we go through and encourage us. Boost our confidence. For once accept that we do work a little harder than the other individuals of our age without getting your ego hurt.
Stop asking us to chill. Because we can’t. We shouldn’t. We will be dealing with lives in future. And chilling all the time will be of no use. We are supposed to study. Gather as much knowledge as possible.
You may feel I am being rude. But this had to be told.
As MBBS students we receive a huge amount of respect and love from our families and friends. Am grateful for all that. Along with that comes equal share of comments, taunts and unnecessary advices, which makes us feel really bad.
I hope I made my point clear!
Because of 2 reasons, why marks become important!
High rate of failure in exams. What if you have got 95% in 12th and in MBBS, you are failed in 1st year. You will be 6 months behind in your academic year – you will be in minor batch! We can’t take exams lightly!
In India, most of students bother about standard books. – they just see length. I have loved reading all standard books. They explain you in detailed story telling manner. But when you read non-standard book, they have just points to crame!!!
If you don’t know real elephant, you will never know what it looks like by seeing it in fractions.
Hardest fact is most of students don’t believe in themselves. So they don’t have goals set. They just do what is given to them – read, crame and pass. They don’t have idea about how their life can be beautiful…
Because we cannot afford to……at least most of us.
Almost all the people, (except few) were school toppers during their time. I personally haven’t got any less than 95% during my school life.
And then it becomes a habit. When you get less you get hurt. Am I talking shit. I know right?
But things change once we enter the medical school, and as they say:
Ya it’s true…it becomes very difficult to even get 75 to 80% now. (That is toppers range, tho’)
But it’s not that we do not enjoy. We go movies, parties, Hangout with buddies and enjoy in hostel too.
Our criteria is different. passing marks at 50%, 75% attendance is essential and practical 80%.
But we take exams very seriously (exceptions are always there). Because we have to score well, if not to top.
And so we study.
We are having our semesters right now. Yesterday (oh no, today) I went to bed at 4: 30 am and woke up at 6:45 am. Gave the exam.
Now I must be sleeping, but I am writing this.. :’)
Good sleep.. sd..
Everybody have stress in his/her life, so you need to take control in your life and should face up the every scenario.
I have gone through a article in which you can find few steps which can help you take charge.
Who has told medical students are not enjoying . we do enjoyment too but yaa medical profession is little tough but I will say I and most of us enjoy their curriculum it’s quite interesting . Each day brings some new adventure .All those who are misleading are those who are not having interest in medicine
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