Student shares ups and downs of studying medicine

  • Date: 04-Jul-2023
  • Source: Kuwait Times
  • Sector:Education
  • Country:Kuwait
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Student shares ups and downs of studying medicine

By Munirah Al-Fayez

KUWAIT: Zahraa Abdulrasoul’s childhood dream had always been to study medicine, since she loved learning about the human body and various disorders and diseases. Every time she had the chance to work on a school project, she would always try to link it to the human body. Abdulrasoul, a fourth-year medical student at Kuwait University, told Kuwait Times even though she felt prepared academically and is passionate about what she is studying, “medicine is not easy at all”. “It is very challenging.

You will get stressed to the point where you will reach a level where you will think that you cannot last anymore,” she said. This pressure is not only felt by a small group of people — it is felt by all students. From the amount of stress you are going through, Abdulrasoul said you feel like you are emotionally drained, but you do not have time to be emotionally drained. “You do not have time to treat yourself or give yourself a break, because you have a lot to study for, which makes it a cycle.

The problem is not with understanding the content; this is what any student would say, because most of us know how