A career in medicine can be rewarding, and equally demanding. The first challenge, of course, is the coveted AIPMT examination; your scores in the all-India level examination will go a long way in deciding which medical institute you get enrolled to. If you’re planning to appear for AIPMT 2016, you’d do well to chalk out an action plan to make your dram of scoring well in the coveted examination a reality. Before that, here are some aspects you need to consider.
Understand Your Underlying Motivations of Pursuing a Career in Medical Sciences
It’s not uncommon for students to feel the pressure of choosing a career in medicine, purely because of pressure from parents, or guidance from elders in the family. However, the choice of a career is best made after understanding factors that motivate you. Career in medicine will expose you to several experiences that people in no other profession can enjoy, for instance, the opportunity to help people come out of their pain, and to save lives of people. Of course, the work of a medical man is a stressful job, and involves unpredictably long working hours. If helping people helps you enjoy a sense of fulfillment, you are a good candidate for medical career.
Plan Your Education and Training Requirements
Health and medicine careers are very demanding, in the sense that students need to handle complicated academic syllabus throughout their higher school education years. Also, coveted medical examinations like Al India Pre Medical/Pre-Dental Test are tough to prepare for and crack, because of two reasons. Firstly, the syllabus for AIPMT is expansive, and goes deeper than what’s normally covered as part of school education in the CBSE syllabus. Secondly, lakhs of students appear for this examination, which makes the competition cutthroat.
Skills You Need to Excel at Medical Profession
During our student years, you’ll need to be a voracious reader, and must be on top of academics throughout, to be able to grasp the concepts of physics, chemistry, and biology, apart from basic concepts of maths, all of which are vital for any healthcare professional, and even necessary for you to do well in AIPMT 2016. Also, if you are good at handling pressure situations, agile thinking, are self-driven, and like to stay updated with latest technologies in medicine, you will enjoy your career in medicine.
Knowing the Specific Medical Roles You Want to Play
Medical and healthcare career is a generic concept, and at some point during their advanced education, students need to chalk out a plan of the specific medical profession roles they want to play .For instance, specializations in cardiology are attractive options for diligent and meticulous students looking to choose the line of surgery. Then, students with compassion and patience can opt for pediatrics and healthcare for the elderly. After students clear AIPMT with good marks, it’s important for them to choose colleges and universities that offer great education and training infrastructure specifically relevant to the kind of medical and healthcare career choices you have in mind.
Know Where You Want to Work
A career in medicine can take you places, quite literally. There are jobs for doctors at hospitals, and opportunities of employment as lab assistants and researchers at clinical laboratories. Also, for people who find it tough to handle the depressions of a hospice environment, working at a pediatrics institute is always an option. Then, medical practitioners can even fulfill their passion for travel by opting for opportunities in medical profession on cruise ships, submarines, or at military bases.