We are here to break the top 10 myths that every NEET aspirant must know about medical college. In this blog, we will be basically knowing the NEET facts surpassing the myths. This is to be understood by any aspirant even before taking up their NEET examination that medical colleges will be way different than other institutions in India. Thus, one must have a fair idea of what to expect and what not to expect being in a medical college.
Let us now proceed ahead, aiming to break the top 10 myths that every NEET aspirant must know about medical college. In any chance, you are repeating NEET,
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Here we will be discussing the top 10 myths whose truth every NEET aspirant must know, and then decide on their medical journey.
Studying medical sciences will take around 11 years; first, you have to do your bachelor's, and then post-graduation to get your specialisation.
That is an eternity! But why not?
When lives will depend on your hands, taking an eternity is well justified for this profession, but is it really a forever story? Of course not, as after 4 years of knowledge, you will be pursuing training, and on-field jobs with patients, but yes in order to be a professional doctor you have to invest 11 years of your life.
Totally wrong! An aggregate score of 55% in Class 12 will allow a student to pursue medical studies, then why do people believe that only toppers can pursue this field of study? Anyone who is dedicated to this field will excel for sure.
If you are a sincere student and score well in NEET, things will work in your favour and you will be studying in a top medical institute in India, funded by the Government of India. Also, bright students get scholarships for their lifetime education.
As you are aiming to be a doctor, you have to consider the fact that educational life will never be a cakewalk for you. Thus, examinations like NEET are challenging no doubt, but they can be easily cracked with sheer hard work and patience.
This is another common myth that people believe that one is required to take a drop to prepare for NEET. If you start your preparation right from Class 11, chances are there that you will clear your exams in one go and you do not have to take a drop for a year.
Well, imagine lakhs of students sitting for this exam to be a doctor, studying day and night to achieve their goal and serve others, and for what? For being unsocial! (this has to be a bad joke!)
You are preparing for this exam and attending medical colleges so that you can serve humanity. This will in fact bring you closer to human interaction and in no sense will it make you unsocial. Moreover, medical colleges too have their annual programmes and inter-college competitions.
Definitely a myth again! Love for any subject, let alone Maths, can go parallelly well with you being a doctor. Maths lovers do not worry, for you can still practise Maths and serve people well. In fact, Maths is used in everyday life. As a doctor you will need Maths to calculate medicine doses and other surgical procedure-related things.
You will study exactly that much which the course demands, nothing more or less. Thus, studying more does not justify you giving up your dream of being a doctor.
Specialisation comes with practice. Thus, keep on practising until you get a vast experience, but until you are specialised it is definitely not a waste. This is only a part of the entire process of being a good doctor.
Being a doctor is not only a notable profession but a noble one. Serving mankind with their own hands, getting a huge amount of respect, and being treated like a god, just for money to get rich doesn’t even touch the sphere of this profession.
These were the top 10 myths! We hope you now have a clear understanding of what to believe and what not to believe. Apart from this, medical studies is a very beautiful profession; one must commit to it without thinking of what will be gained in return.
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1. How many students give the NEET exam every year?
On average 13 lakhs students appear for NEET every year. And 60% of them (approximately) pass and qualify for the exams.
2. Can I give NEET while doing MBBS?
Yes, one can appear for NEET while doing MBBS. You can try again in order to get into a better medical college and thus appear for NEET while studying MBBS.
3. Is AIIMS-MBBS tougher than NEET?
There is no comparison between them. NEET consists of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as its core subjects, while AIIMS-MBBS includes General Knowledge, Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning along with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. As MBBS only has additional sections of GK, Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning, it is wrongfully considered tougher than NEET.
4. How many hours of study are required for MBBS?
Ideally, 6 hours of study on a regular basis is required for MBBS study.
5. Do medical students enjoy their life?
Yes, medical students enjoy their life by learning how the human body works, treating humanity, and making friends in their career path. Most of them are passionate about their chosen profession and learn to read and discover something new and something pathbreaking that will benefit humanity.