I Dropped Out of Medical School

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 100 People

    I Want To Quit Med School But I Am Afraid

    Hey everyone i am newbie in the site and i thought it might help me with this big issue i have. I am from Canada but left to Poland for med school a 6 year program. I am currently in my 4rth year which is one of the hardest year because of pharmacology. I have been passing every...
    mayraskv mayraskv
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 15, 2012

    I Hear You Loud And Clear

    Hi I was wishing there was a forum as such. Where people with the same commonality express their feelings. After earning my undergraduate degree in Canada, my family moved to Italy. Since employment opportunities where very bleak, I decided to write the entrance exam to attend...
    valle65 valle65
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2013

    Not Only Med School

    It must be so hard to drop out of med school.It didnt happen to me but i know how that wud feel . I know because i want to be a nurse or a dietitian and i cant start until I do one more difficult subject.........chemistry.But failing isnt all bad sometimes . My brother failed one...
    desreen104 desreen104
    Dec 16, 2011

    I feel like I need to make a contribution to

    these blogs as I have found so much comfort in them in the past few months. I have gone through very similar situations to those mentioned above. Basically from the start of medical school I hated it. I wasn’t expecting to hate it; the feelings of hatred pretty much hit me...
    kelly200 kelly200
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 6, 2014

    I am a junior in high school.

    I currently have a 4.5 weighted GPA. i scored a 1600 on my SAT. but plan to score much much higher. i am in all ap & honors classes. i do well in them all but usually average a 90 in math every year. I have always wanted to be a pediatric oncologist. I plan on attending pre-med...
    caIifornia caIifornia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2014

    I've never been to medical school before,

    but I want to read these stories and get them on my feed. I'm not sure why.
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo
    Jul 9, 2014

    I made a tumble blog

    after I was academically dismissed from a podiatry school . Now I am reapplying to dpm schools. If you want to hear my story please pm me. I feel dpm is the right career for me and have not given up on this goal after hitting a bump on the path to becoming a podiatrist.
    knpredpm knpredpm
    26-30, M
    May 6, 2014

    A Raw Deal

    I'll just cut to the chase: Currently, I'm at home after learning yesterday that I failed a Biochemistry exam which I labored tirelessly over for countless hours. However, we have a portal which we log into and is able to check our grades, register, among other things, and this...
    Hiddenintheleaves Hiddenintheleaves
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 31, 2013

    3rd-Year Dropout.

    I decided on medical school after I graduated college. It seemed like a good choice, one that incorporated my interests and career goals. My first year I struggled a little with Anatomy lab, but passed and was otherwise fine. I don't know if it was just the anxiety of school or...
    CatHerder CatHerder
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2013

    I'm So Happy I'm Not Going To Be A Doctor, Hahahahaha

    ***I guess I'm technically not an official medical school dropout, but I'm a college grad who was about to begin the application process and had a competitive application.  I was in some strange purgatory between being a "pre-med" and a "...
    xkaz7679 xkaz7679
    22-25, F
    14 Responses Oct 19, 2009

    Giving Up On The Dream

    I was one of those kids who wanted to be a doctor for as long as I could remember. I was an excellent student through high school and also had many extracurricular interests. I attended an Ivy League college that I maybe wasn't truly prepared for, despite my grades. I was used...
    HalcyonMama HalcyonMama
    1 Response Jan 26, 2011

    At A Crossroad

    It is relieving to read the stories of many others who thought of quitting or have quitted medicine. I am currently in the internship year and I shared the pain with many of you here. I am form asia and In my place medical degree is an undergraduate degree. This means students...
    snoopy333 snoopy333
    3 Responses Oct 20, 2012

    im too dumb for medical school.

    i am a 16 yr old junior in high school. and am just realizing this. i only scored a 1600 on my first SAT, and i have a 4.5 weighted gpa. i am not cut out for medical school. but that is what i have invested my life into thus far. that has felt like my calling. someone please...
    caIifornia caIifornia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2014

    Planning On Dropping Out Of Medical School, Or Finishing And Not Pursuing Residency...please Help!

    Lets go back a few years... It was my final year of undegrad.  I had been acing all of my classes.  Multiple publications coming out from a very involved research project.  Scored  very high the MCAT (**********).  Interviewed and accepted at almost all the medical...
    notamidwestmdtobe notamidwestmdtobe
    26-30, M
    21 Responses Mar 9, 2010

    I've just finished my first term of medical

    school in honestly, I am already questioning whether or not I should be going back in a few days time. I found the beginning of the first term really fun but as time went on I had less and less motivation. Over the holidays I have had zero motivation to revise for our exams when...
    mall1234 mall1234
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2015

    I really want some feedback!

    !! So I have NOT dropped out, but this seemed like the right place to share my experience and perhaps get some feedback. My story is a little different. I failed to do well in undergraduate, I had no motivation, didn't attend classes, and barely passed. I spent many years...
    rockjb rockjb
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 11, 2014

    On A Leave Of Absence From Medical School, I Really Need Help. Please.

    Hi there everyone. I am normally not the person to post anything like this in a public forum -- I'm not a very open person. But I am desperate and need any help that anyone can give. Please. I am on a leave of absence from medical school and am very haunted by the fact that I...
    anon567 anon567
    11 Responses May 17, 2012

    Everyone Thinks I'm Crazy!

    In December, nearing the end of my obstetric and gynecology rounds (my first set of "actual" rounds in my third year), I decided to drop out of medical school. It wasn't that it was too hard, or too stressful. It was a matter of it simply not fitting with who I am as a...
    Konstantine Konstantine
    22-25, F
    13 Responses Nov 24, 2007

    For People Who Dropped Out Or Are Considering Dropping Out

    First of all, I can't relate to everything people are going through, but I can relate a little bit.  I haven't felt right at med school for a lot of the same reasons people are talking about.   After my first year I talked to my dean about a leave of absence, and he said it was...
    mypeace mypeace
    4 Responses May 23, 2012

    I got into medical school really early with a

    high GPA and decent MCAT score. I thought I was prepared. First semester I struggled with Anatomy a lot. We had a lecture and a lab portion. The powerpoints from lecture did not have many words and consisted of mostly resized Netter pictures. I did not get much out of the...
    Erlet Erlet
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jun 10, 2014

    Dropped Out Of Med School...was I Too Scared?

    I love people.  I love talking to them.  I love learning about them, explaining, teaching and all that jazz.  I worked as a medical assistant during undergrad and loved working with people.  When I saw my doctor do something wrong, I used to tell myself that when I become a...
    lifeispeaches lifeispeaches
    4 Responses Mar 3, 2011

    Med School

    I am in my third year of undergrad and I am considering going to med school but I want some opinions about med school and personal experiences will be helpful too.
    Keemss55 Keemss55
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 22, 2012

    Hi I am student at collage

    who is working on a program. I am trying to find different reasons why people consider dropping out of Med school. I need help form people who are currently studying at a med school and what kind of problems is it that you face, whether it's too much work, financial or pressured...
    Questionsformedstudents Questionsformedstudents
    18-21, M
    Sep 24, 2014

    I'm still registered in medical school.

    I'm currently still registered in a medical course at a uni in Australia. I understand the way things are run are somewhat different to other countries, and America, in particular. Now I'm seriously considering dropping out, due to a series of reasons. But I'd like to grasp a...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 1, 2014

    Dropped Out Of Med School

    Now studying to be a nurse....I made the right decision. Don't let the hype get in the way of where you feel is best for you. Life is short. Be honest or live in denial and it will take it's toll.
    helloitsjenny helloitsjenny
    1 Response Feb 5, 2011

    1st Year Med Student Crisis -- Please Help!!!

    For the longest time, I thought I wanted to become a doctor. I pursued pre-med in college with a non-hard science degree. I guess in undergrad I had considered medical school so far away that I put the thought of actually attending the school and all that it would entail out of...
    banyan7 banyan7
    9 Responses Aug 13, 2010

    I haven't dropped out

    yet - but the new semester of medical assisting school is about to start in a few more weeks and I'm afraid that I'll have to drop out to get a second job to help my family with bills. My mother is 48 and my brother is 23 - they aren't trying to make things better but I live...
    ChocoPixie ChocoPixie
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    Dropping Out Of Medical School

    It's been almost two years since I've dropped out of medical school. In those years I pondered if I should go back. I eventually got up and transferred to another medical school because I thought maybe I should start in a better enviornment. I got in another school with...
    contentwithlife contentwithlife
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2012

    Dropped Out And Need Reassurance

    I dropped out of medical school in the Fall of 2008, after only 6 weeks (I finished anatomy). I felt that by staying in medical school and becoming a doctor, I was choosing a life where career mattered above all else. I want a truly balanced life, and concluded that despite...
    eleacw eleacw
    1 Response Dec 1, 2010

    I didn't exactly dropped out.

    I am currently 3 weeks in medicine school right now. I really dont know what to do. First off, I'm sure I didn't dreamed to be a doctor when I was young. Neither when I became a teenager. Now, I'm having a hard time catching up with the lessons and quizzes and exams fail...
    aphrojaexia aphrojaexia
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    Medical School Horror Story

    If i could link this story to two categories, they would be "I dropped out of medical school" and "I battle depression." I made the mistake of relying on a friend I thought I had when a depressive episode began, which was triggered by the sudden death of a close friend as well as...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 26, 2013

    At a post-med school crossroad? This Might Help...

    First of all, I have nothing against medical school in general.  They are tough (sometimes unnecessarily so), they are demanding, and I made a LOT of sacrifices to get into one, and even more to perform well once I was there.  But I knew that signing up.  In fact I was...
    somethingelsefl somethingelsefl
    26-30, M
    Apr 26, 2012

    Should You Quit/ Drop Out Of Medschool? 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Beforehand

      MY STORY Like everyone in my situation ( is there a syndrome to be coined here?)  my problems started around the time I began my first rotations as a 3rd year medical student. The first 2 years of med school were very interesting and pleasant, the bridge...
    er1242 er1242
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Nov 30, 2009

    Making The Decision To Stay Or Leave

    Currently I'm attending a post-bacc program at the medical school I've sought to be enrolled at for most of my undergrad career and I've been excelling at the program thus far, but I'm completely unhappy with my life constantly revolving around school and being so far withdrawn...
    medic1991 medic1991
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2013

    I Dropped Out

    I dropped out,Yes,Out of medical school,Wanna know why?'Twas too medical!
    startinover1 startinover1
    2 Responses May 10, 2012

    After a successful first year of medical school,

    I needed to take a leave due to chronic fatigue that was making me sleep up to 20 hrs. a day. I believe everything happens for a reason and I'm accepting this as a little nudge in my life to get me to where I should be going. The more I learn about our healthcare system and the...
    ksloth ksloth
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 6, 2014
    ouroboros92 ouroboros92
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 7, 2014

    Hi .... Im currently a second year medical

    student and I have thought about dropping out because I really want a career in drama film theatre and music. Medical school was not my decision. But since my parents are both doctors they pressured me into entering medical school. I finished an undergrad degree in medical...
    vystygyll vystygyll
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Nov 15, 2014
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