Things I wish I knew before applying to study Medicine

To study medicine has always been a dream of mine… or that was what I told my interviewers anyway. In truth, medicine or dentistry felt like the only options available to anyone who took a shine to biology. Medicine was something I chose out of ignorance at first, but came to love later on, so I don’t regret the decision in the slightest. However, if I was to go back to 17 year old me and talk some sense into them, this is what I would say: