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Hate blood but want a career in medicine? Don’t worry, there’s a job for you

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Abstract


  • Just before I finished high school, my local general practitioner suggested I consider medicine. But the thought of blood made me feel squeamish, so I went to university to do maths and physics, and to try the new field of computer science. Needing a fourth subject, I opted for biology so that my friend who also did biology could give me a lift to campus.

    I ended up becoming fascinated with biology, so much so that I wanted to study neuroscience, and I felt the best way into a research career was through medicine. Luckily, I was successful. As an undergraduate I discovered patients and shifted my focus to a career as a psychiatrist.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Wilson, I. (2012). Hate blood but want a career in medicine? Don’t worry, there’s a job for you. The Conversation, 19 December 1-3.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2903&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1885

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 19 December

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/hate-blood-but-want-a-career-in-medicine-dont-worry-theres-a-job-for-you-10132

Abstract


  • Just before I finished high school, my local general practitioner suggested I consider medicine. But the thought of blood made me feel squeamish, so I went to university to do maths and physics, and to try the new field of computer science. Needing a fourth subject, I opted for biology so that my friend who also did biology could give me a lift to campus.

    I ended up becoming fascinated with biology, so much so that I wanted to study neuroscience, and I felt the best way into a research career was through medicine. Luckily, I was successful. As an undergraduate I discovered patients and shifted my focus to a career as a psychiatrist.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Wilson, I. (2012). Hate blood but want a career in medicine? Don’t worry, there’s a job for you. The Conversation, 19 December 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2903&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1885

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 19 December

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/hate-blood-but-want-a-career-in-medicine-dont-worry-theres-a-job-for-you-10132