Having recently officially completed my years at medical school, I have been receiving a lot of congratulations from friends and family. It has been lovely. But in amongst this I have noticed a few funny reactions!
Below I have shared a few. Can any of you relate? Let me know!
1.) People have started to ask intrusive questions about my love life (or lack of) which is followed swiftly by the “well don’t you want to get married?” Erm, give me a break aunty I have never met before!
2.) People think that you can now fix your own medical problems. Erm no. Dear family member, if I come to you with a funny spot on my finger I expect your full sympathy and theory on what could have caused it. Telling me “you’re the doctor” is unacceptable.
3.) People make assumptions (incorrecty) based on how much money you will be earning. You go from being the broke student to the millionaire in their eyes. FYI I’ll probably still be broke. Just dressed better.
4.) You will be told not to think you are not anything special. “Even doctors have to cook for their family”. Groundbreaking information.
5.) You will have to sit through and politely nod at several versions of “that time I was ill: season 1-9”.
6.) Without even asking, someone will tell you “my family are all doctors” or “my neighbour is a doctor”. Shout out to the Pakistanis for this one…
I hope no one takes offense to these!
Until the next post!
ps: have a look below for a bit of nostalgia.