- To date Medicine is one of the most competitive careers in the world and there are even young people who are rejected because there are not enough places in the universities.
- It is also a profession in which you never stop learning because it is necessary to keep yourself constantly updated.
- A man showed that it is never too late to study and at the age of 84 he managed to graduate as a doctor and achieve a personal goal.
It is frequently mentioned that “it is never too late to start studying”. It is a phrase that can also be applied to other aspects of life and below we have a clear example. It is about a man who, regardless of his advanced age, decided to fulfill a dream that he had since he was young. In this way, at the age of 84 he became a doctor and with this he became the pride of his entire family.
In this case, Medicine is known to be the largest profession in the world. In Mexico alone, it takes between six and seven years to complete basic training. From this moment on, he can practice as a general doctor, although it does not mean that it is the end of the road.
If you want to study a specialty then it is necessary to present and pass the National Examination of Applicants for Medical Residencies (ENARM). In case of doing so, more years must be allocated to complete this new stage of life.
Similarly, an obligation for any doctor is constant updating. In this profession you never stop learning because innovations and inventions appear every day that are useful for offering quality service to patients.
However, Another of the characteristics of this career is that it is one of the most requested by students. For the same reason, in public universities places are sold out in a short time and many young people are rejected. Your alternatives are to wait a full year to try again or to look for another educational institution.
With this in mind, there are students who finally manage to enter the university after several years. Your perseverance is an example for others because it is the clearest sign that nothing is impossible.
An example that it is never too late to study Medicine
In that same sense, a story was released through social networks that immediately caught the attention of thousands of people. The person responsible was the user @Jorgegasle and the only thing that is known is that it originates from Spain.
Through a post on his Twitter account, he shared that his 84-year-old grandfather graduated as a doctor. He accompanied his pride with a photograph in which the octogenarian can be seen in his graduation uniform.
It is never late in this life, let no one tell you that you cannot do something because you are late. This is my grandfather, he is 84 years old and just graduated in Medicine. Very proud 🥰🥰 pic.twitter.com/GSjgvnpDCn
— Jorge (@Jorgegasle) February 1, 2023
Until now, the tweet has registered more than 104,000 likes and has been shared more than 6,000 times. There are even personalities like Spanish actress Natalia Verbeke and filmmaker Stéphane M. Grueso who have commented on the publication.
not everything is positive
On the other hand, the event must also be analyzed from another perspective. The achievement is huge and works to achieve personal satisfaction but it also has some limitations. In the case of specialties there is always an age limit to enter the residence, so it is a discarded option for the “new” doctor.
Similarly, due to his age his vision and hearing abilities are not the best. For this reason, the care offered to patients would not be ideal and could even put them at risk.
Despite all of the above, regardless of whether or not he really intends to practice medicine, it is an achievement that deserves the utmost respect. Few people decide to study a university degree at such an advanced age.
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