limegreenworld Posted June 13, 2011 Report Share Posted June 13, 2011 My problem is something that has been said a lot on this website; I'm sure all of you have heard it countless times. Basically I have no science background but I am interested in Medicine. I am a high school student in grade 12. I live in India. I dropped Science and Math in grade 10, and so my high school years have been largely lacking in these subjects. I have always been interested in Medicine, and for a short while I toyed with the idea of taking Science in 11th and 12th so that I could write the medical entrance exam test here in India. But Chemistry and Math are not exactly my strong points so I was told to drop the idea. The science courses in high school are very rigorous, at least in India, and they get quite technical; they do not simply cover the basics unlike pre-med course requirements abroad. The bug of Medicine never left me though. It's been two years and I'm still thinking that I really want to be a doctor. I was asked to drop the prospect of Medicine and was told that there are other ways to help people. But I keep coming back to this idea. I found out that in Canada and USA, you can take foundation courses as pre-med whilst also pursuing an alternative major. This sounds perfect for me. I just have a few doubts - 1. Is my lack of aptitude for Science and Math something that can be overcome with foundation courses? Or should I give up? 2. Will I be able to cope? 3. Should I just... give up on the dream of being a doctor? This is quite an ill-organised post, and my mind is sort of rambling everywhere. I am desperate and really need some help though. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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