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Woman, 21, Vietnam: Studying medicine to please her family, but hates it


I have a problem with my family. The problem is, I'm studying at a medical university (third year) to become a doctor, but I hate this job. I like art and sciences, and I am not a good medical student. I am very worried about my future, but my family doesn't understand.

They want me to become a doctor. They think that this is just a temporary feeling, but when I go to the hospital to pratice, when I imagine what I will do in the future if I become a doctor, I cannot handle it. I cannot lie to myself, but whatever I say, my family doesn't understand. They only think that being a doctor is a good job.

I don't know what to do now. I don't see a spark in my future. I don't know what job I really love, because I have been living a lie for a long time.

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