Becoming a General Practitioner (GP) is important to me because of the happiness I will receive out of it. It is important to myself, from the lives I will be saving, to helping people requiring medical attention, be it life-threatening or reasons such as finding it difficult to get out of bed every morning.
Respect for the occupation
Being a GP means that you are often the first point of contact with the person who is having trouble. This means that you will have to give them the first medical response. This is a major factor that could save their life depending on which stage of physical or medical illness they are in. This leads to the point I’m making: the people you helped save, and their family members that you brought happiness to, will forever be in gratitude.
Expecting a pool of money filled with £50 notes?
A professional GP makes about £56,525 to £85,298 a year. This kind of money may take a couple of years due to the lack of experience at the beginning of your career. However, soon you will earn plenty of money.
Expensive? Stop lying to yourself!
Curious about how expensive university life is going to be since you have to stay behind another four years after all your friends have left? Don’t worry, your fees are going to be much cheaper compared to other people’s charges because as the medical graduate that you are going to become, there will be financial support from the government. During the six years you spend at university, you will make more friends who are also studying medicine. This will help your future as you will be going into the real world prepared with more knowledge in medicine due to the supportive bonds you’ve made with your friends.
Evolution forming the true human
Through the course of becoming a GP, you will work in a hospital. The cries and screams you hear in wards above, beside, and below you will alter your naïve perspective of this world. You will learn to understand pain and have a true motive for life, rather than being a money-absorbed addict.