Being a medical student will involve working harder than you’ve ever worked in your life – but chances are, it’ll also involve having more fun than you’ve ever had before. There are plenty of off-putting myths about being a medical student, but in reality it’s enjoyable, interesting and highly rewarding, especially in light of what you’re working towards. In this article I will describe 12 things about being a medical student that I hope will reassure and excite you about the prospect of studying medicine.

  1.  You will be able to use what you learn for the rest of your life
  2. Sometimes it’s hard work
  3. Being a medical student isn’t all about studying medicine
  4.  Studying anatomy involves more than looking at pictures
  5. You will make some of your closest friends studying medicine