One of the truths about choosing do study Medicine is that, from the moment you decide to go down that road, you are bombarded with the same question. Why Medicine? You’d think that once you get into the medical school, you’ll never be asked that question ever again, but you are, and many times over and over. And this is such a long question to answer, because I know my reasons required 4,000 characters in my personal statement. So, that gave me the idea, is it possible for it to be answered in just 10 words or less?

I asked current medical students why they chose Medicine in just 10 words, and here’s what they said…

The privilege to heal and solve the mysteries of disease.Being able to understand, help out, help myself, be amazed.Medicine is where science marries art; where research marries creativity.Serving the vulnerable within the community in a tangible way.Medicine is rewarding and eye-opening but simultaneously challenging.
Helping people at their most vulnerable time is a privilege.To increase access to healthcare resources in deprived populations.
To better my life by bettering the lives of others.

Joy of learning how to treat people physically and mentally.

To really understand disease at the molecular/physiological/psychosocial level.

To watch medical knowledge change the trajectory of people's lives.

A lifetime of learning while making a lasting impact.Untitled

I had to do something with my compulsive helper gene.Acience, compassion, teamwork, opportunities, adrenaline - who wouldn't choose Medicine?!

To give people the opportunity for a healthy tomorrow.

To help, to heal, to educate people; the ultimate challenge.

Those of us who required healing, seek to heal others.

To use my passion for Science to make a difference.

Knowing I've made an impact with pursue my life purpose.

A profession where knowledge, power and heart come together.


To give strength, hope and a second chance in life.

(Pssst…if you’ve got a response to this and would like to take part, comment below or contact me with your 10 words and I’ll be sure to add it!)

Posted by:Life of a Medic

17 replies on “Why Medicine? – in 10 Words!

  1. Reblogged this on Becoming Dr D and commented:
    It’s always amazing to learn why people choose the path of medicine. Here you can find the reasons many medical students including myself have made the choice to change lives. Also if you see a blog you like be sure to follow!

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  2. As an aspiring medic, my 10 words at the moment would be: “to walk a constantly changing road, helping a constantly changing hoard.”

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