This week we will be sharing the last few case studies from those who have found alternative routes into medicine. Today, Diana Wasag shares her journey.
When I was younger, I was interested in medical research, but I could not point out which area of science fascinated me most. Therefore, when I learned about the course offered by the University of Glamorgan – BSc in Medical Sciences, I was sure that this was just the right program for me. I loved the diversity of subjects covered and the flexibility of career choices which this program permits. However, while still in my first year of the science degree, I unexpectedly changed my mind and decided that I really wanted to study medicine and become medical doctor. I’ll explain how this transformation occurred.
I remember it like it happened yesterday. As part of the degree I had some short placements within the local health care facilities. After my first day at the medical ward, I knew that becoming a doctor was my dream! I guess what inspired me was the pure beauty of applying science in order to provide relief from pain and suffering.
I really did enjoy my time at Glamorgan. Thinking back about it I think that the past three years were probably the best time of my life so far! I found this program both stimulating and fascinating. The members of the faculty were extremely supportive and helpful at all times. Thinking back about the whole experience, this was a very important time, as it layed strong foundations for forthcoming years.
It is difficult for me to talk much about life as medical student at Cardiff University. It has been less than a month since I’ve been here. However, this is a very exciting, enjoyable and stimulating time for me. Today, for the first time as a medical student, I’ll spend half of the day at the outpatient department. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time at clinic. It’s like a dream coming true. I still cannot believe that indeed now I am in the middle of my journey to become a caring and skilful practitioner!
I feel privileged that I was given a chance that many equally intelligent dedicated or hard working students are deprived of. I believe that experience and knowledge developed during undergraduate years will be of great value for me in the medical profession.