|Are all docs geniuses?
||[Jan. 3rd, 2010|10:10 pm]
I'm doing my A Levels (PreMed) studies in Malaysia, currently in my first half of the semester.
This would sound totally stupid/random,god forgive me, but going through some med forums, I realize that I constantly meet doctors who said they excelled in high school (top of the class, chem/biology genius,and the list goes on...), and not a single one of them sounds like a normal person (normal as in, above average) .
I'm still a bit shaken (cuz I'm still in my experimenting stage), my question is;
Can a dedicated and passionate average joe become a doctor? It seems like a lot of med students I hear have top score results, best in their class, won science fairs, etc.... I know how competitive med school is (we're constantly reminded by our lecturers everyday *sigh*), and it sounds intimidating, so I wonder if its too late to dream about entering medicine when my results are mediocre to good enough, but not great. =I
And, do you know any med student/doctor who's considered to have a typically 'normal' college/high school?