March 19, 2007 9:18pm CST
have you ever been in a certain situation where you don't know what to choose? if you should choose to get be with the person you want to be or to pursue your lifetime goal.. i am in a dilemma of whether to marry the man that i love and leave my MD dreams behind, or pursue my MD degree and not marry him.. i know i am still young but i just want to know what i need to do.. it is not the case of him waiting for me or me finishing Med school before getting married.. i know when i get into Med school and finish, i know i should be working 16 hours a day, everyday.. i was just thinking, how can i take care of my family if that's the case? i really want to be a doctor, but i also want to be a mother and take care of my family..
20 Mar 07
For me your dilemma is not so hard to decide, which to choose between career and family because here in this world we can have many options. If you want to take care your family at the same you can serve as medical personnel. You should manage your time. It is up to you how to handle your time. The issue here is TIME MANAGEMENT only.
• United States
20 Mar 07
yeah, maybe it's that easy to say.. i wanted to be a surgeon.. and it demands a lot of time specially if you're on call.. how can you manage your time if you're on call? maybe for other doctors like pediatricians or dentists, they can manage their time because they can open a clinic and work like from 8am till 5pm.. but as for the career that i want to pursue (surgery), i don't think i can do that.. what do you think?
20 Mar 07
I'm not sure if there's really a problem. There are a lot of doctors around who have great careers and still manage the family well. There are even couples who are both in the medical profession yet managed a good family life. It needs commitment along with balancing and time management.