medschool series No.1
Just a little background before you start reading about my life. My name is Réka and I am 22 years old. A little over 2 years ago I decided to take the road to become a doctor. I graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in Biomedical Science BSc in July of 2022. I received a high 2.1 diploma, which is nice, I was not the best student but good, did my work and did sports (a lot). That pretty much described my 3 years at Warwick. Obviously, I made friends too that I really love, and I will always be so grateful for them, they made those years unforgettable. England treated me well too; the bubble of the university and the lovely Leamington Spa offered the perfect place for studying and socialising. My professors, tutors and coaches were all unbelievably professional and nice. I was so grateful to be there.
I guess you would ask why the did I move back to Hungary and started medical school in the countryside? I will tell you.
I have known it for a while that I want to work in the field of disease prevention and health preservation by concentrating on the diet and lifestyle of the population. I also wrote my dissertation on this topic with the title: “Reinventing the food system: should doctors be chefs?”.
I had the idea that I want to do research in this field and that is why I moved to the UK. The only problem arose after my first session in the laboratory. I really hated it. The fact that 90% of the experiments go wrong just couldn’t fit into my head. Feeling demotivated and bored was quite normal during labs for me. I slowly started to realise that I would like to be surrounded with people and patients instead of pipettes and centrifuges.
Do not get me wrong most of my class loved and could not wait to get into the lab, but that just wasn’t me. Obviously, this led to various midlife crisis titled “Why do I hate the lab that I am supposed to love? What am I going to do with my life if I do not want to do research?”.
So, after overcoming these thoughts I tried to research every area of studies that I could think of and link them to prevention. The only thing that made sense was medical school. I am hoping that it will give me the opportunities that I did not see when I was at Warwick.
So, you will be hearing about my experiences, struggles, and good times in the next chapter of my life.
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