I asked an old man: “Which is more important? To love or to be loved?”
The old man replied: “Which is more important to a bird? The left wing or the right wing?
yepp. this is a rant.
my future dreams of one-day having the title ‘Dr.’ scare me. and for a sec i thought that was kind of a good thing. like i’ll work and push hard for something i have always wanted to be and then finally have it.
now im on the other side of ‘fear.’ i’m most likely going to be going to medical school outside of Canada/US. and i’m just worried about what happens after that. what if i’m unable to get into residency in the US? i mean yeah Canada is pretty much next to impossible to get into from outside, and even more so if you don’t have permanent residence. the US has better prospects. but even that ‘better’, some dey inside.
about 50% (or lower) of non-US/CDN international medical graduates (IMGs) get into residency programs in the US. if i don’t end up as part of this 50%, then if i successfully complete my MD degree four years from now, it’s going to mean nada. zilch. rien. why? because an MD degree is soaked-tissue-paper-waiting-to-be-thrown-in-the-bin without residency. why would i want to go through 4 hard years to have an MD simply for decorative purposes?
i don’t even know if it’s possible to get into residency in ghana if i don’t go to medical school in gh. at this point it’s prob late to consider this as an option.
am i going to regret my choice in 4 years?
i wish i had the brains to do something like business or economics or something. my undergrad would have been different and maybe i’d be a bit less clueless & worried about the future as i am atm.
What is ‘African themed’?
Ivorian? Zulu? Ashanti? Wolof? Yoruba? Cape Verdean? Zambian? Igbo? Egyptian? African cultures of the diaspora or the cultures of people with African heritage across the globe? Maasai?Swazi? Eritrean? Zimbabwean? Malagasy? Angolan?
Oh you mean like a safari? Oh right.