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Tuesday, October 31, 2006


I met a friend today who told me that her son wants to take up medicine. She and hubby are trying their best to help their son achieve his dream.A medical course in a private university is very costly .
I know another friend who is very well-off. He won't allow his son to pursue medicine though because he thinks the monetary benefits are not worth it.His son is a high-achiever.
Which parent will you emulate if it is your son?


  • I think the more important question here is whether the son is really interested in doing medicine in the first place. It's a pretty tough course wherever you do it, so it really helps if you like all the hard work you have to put in!

    By Blogger dobbs, at 1:27 AM  

  • Realistically, I will let my child pursue whatever they want. Both my kids are not into medicine as they can't stand the sight of needle going into flesh.
    Medicine is difficult to get into. My daughter's boyfriend achieved 13 A stars (equivalent to A1 in Malaysia) for O levels, 5 As for his AS level (Year 12) and predicted 4 As for his A level.
    Yet, he has been knocked back by Cambridge and Bristol did not even interview him when they knocked him back. So, now he is waiting from the last 2 universities.
    At the end of the day, it is not whether the career pays for what one has invested. I believe the child should be happy in what they are pursuing then they will achieve.

    By Blogger Dr ve Thru, at 8:03 AM  

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