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what do you do if you study on medicine?

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Thank you comment icon Two broad fields that you could work on is the clinical field or the academic field. In the clinical field you basically work in a hospital and have your own practice. In the academic field you can teach others and also be involved in research. There are plenty of other opportunities available: you could become a public health worker, health journalist, medical photographer, medical sales representative, etc. Basically, your options are not limited to having your own practice. Hope this helps! Saptarshi
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Sanober’s Answer

Hi Orpi!

The medical field is big, and there is a vast number of programs to choose from. You can think about whether you want to go into the clinical side of medicine, like doctors or nurses, or stay on the administrative side of healthcare. There is always a growing need for people to join healthcare in all capacities, so once you decide what area you want to study, you can choose a program based on that. I would recommend doing some research into "a day in the life" of the different areas to see what you would like best!

Best of luck :)

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Chuck’s Answer

What is medicine?

Put in simple terms, medicine is the science and practice of diagnosing, treating, and indeed preventing disease.

Medicine has always been a popular choice for university study. So much so that some of the world’s very first universities were medical schools – there has always been a need for highly-educated doctors.

Find out which top universities offer a medicine degree

Medicine is a very broad subject area and can lead to jobs in a range of areas. There are more options than ever for graduates wishing to specialize in a particular field.

The path into medicine is tough, and courses are generally at least five years long. Many universities have their own teaching hospitals, allowing students to gain practical experience early on in their studies, equipping them for the realities of working life in the medical profession.

What do you learn from a medical degree?

Most degrees in medicine are set up in a similar way, with a mix of theoretical and practical learning. Medical training starts out broad and becomes more specialized as the student moves through the course.

First, students undertake a foundation level program. This gives them a broad underpinning in medical science and introduces them to the themes they will be encountering for the rest of their time studying medicine. Over one or two years, students will be introduced to science organized in its clinical, rather than its academic context – this means you’ll be studying circulation and breathing rather than biochemistry or physiology.

Chuck recommends the following next steps:

What areas of medicine interest you?
You should try volunteer work in a hospital and find out what medical areas you enjoy