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Can I still pursue a career in the medical field if I realize I am squeamish?

I think the medical field is exciting and full of challenges. #medical #medicine #career

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Gregg’s Answer

Hi Wendy -

Absolutely! There are a ton of support and administrative roles in Medicine that do not require you to be up close to patients.

While there are a ton of roles, I personally know someone who is involved in fundraising and event planning to support women's health as well as someone who organizing educational certifications for doctors.

That said - I would not let being squeamish prevent you from patient care if that's something you think you would be interested in. Like learning a new skill, I am sure you can find a way to get past it.

Good luck,


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Farhan’s Answer

I think it depends. As Gregg points out in the previous answer, you can still have a career on the administrative side in the medical field. There are lots of other positions besides doctors and nurses. However, if you are asking if you can have a career that involves taking care of patients, then being squeamish could make that challenging for sure. Patient care will ultimately expose you to injuries and other conditions not for the faint of heart. Still, it is entirely possible that you would get used to dealing with these things when you see them on a constant basis and that will cause your squeamishness to go away.