I know this is the parenting section, but I need some helpful advice from parents, as I do not have much help.
I am a second semester freshman and have no clue what I want to major in college. All my life I only wanted to be a doctor, the truth is I'd love to be a field physician and work in a lot of developing nations, bringing medical care to disadvantage children. However, I am not the greatest in math and chemistry, and its frustrating because I feel like if I can just work hard enough I can go to medical school. I have the passion that a lot of doctors lack, but it seems everyone I know is telling me I can't do it. I am not dumb, I got into and go to an ivy league school and have always been one of the top students in my school. I know their has to have been students who weren't good a math or science but still made it to medical school. I also heard that in all actuality all the math and science courses you take in undergrad, though necessary, are weeding out courses...I just don't know if I should give up my dream of being a field physician and pursue something else. I thought about becoming either a news anchor, or an editor. But I'm not sure what would be the best major for either career, and what major would provide me with a solid chance of finding work and longevity in the work force. I NEED ADVICE Please! sigh It just feels like no one believes in me.
I am very good at writing and public speaking, I am also very creative and artistic. I would love to travel the world for the career I choose. I would love to have a career that would provide me the chance to partake in humanitarian services.
My first semester I majored in Psychology and planned to take summer courses for my medical school prerequisites so that I could have more time to focus on the more challenging courses. (I know summer classes are faster, but I figured at least I would have only 2 challenging courses to focus and put energy into). Then I changed my major in my second semester to Political Science as, I guess my self doubt and doubt from others grew about my chances of med school. I figured that I could do humanitarian work and go work for the UN or the Red Cross and be a field agent. I need helpful advice and some encouragement, because I CANNOT keep changing majors like this.
Do not let anyone tell you ca't do what you've always wanted to do . You're on the right track . Just work harder on their math and chemistry. Get a tutor if needed. It is not about how smart you are . That's what school is for , to teach you . This is how hard you're willing to work .
Do research as you can and maybe some volunteer work and make sure this is really what you want to do it really big changes will slow you down . I just received my associate's degree after five years . It took so long because I was changinf and higher schools .
#4jananAnswered at 2013-02-14 11:06:15
Seems u urself is surrounded with a lot of negative people , stop. Surround urself with positive people who believe in the u. If u can not find any , so what! The important thing is that we believe in urself u . Instead of allowing their dreams negativitty ur crush , use it as a motivating factor to work hard