Your purpose is beyond your qualification. You do not exist for your degree and it should not define your identity. Find what you love outside your mainstream career, pursue it and it will lead you to beautiful discoveries.
My medical career is people-centred and that is what I am all about, I am a quality education activist and NGO founder and that is most definitely people-centred. moreover one can agree that these two can not exist individually. Quality education is particularly important as it is able to yield well-trained professionals and researchers both of which are necessary for advancing healthcare.
Medicine is a very challenging career, it requires on to work hard beyond their comfort zone, it also requires ones emotional engagement. These are the attributes that I feel have been very useful in my role as a founder of a non-profit organisation for the youth by the youth. I am able to step into the shoes of my young leaders and understand where they are coming from and how I can help them in the most effective way possible. Being in medical school and running an NGO simultaneously has made me a very disciplined individual, it was very difficult at the beginning as I had not mastered how to have a life and do other activities outside my main career path. as I developed systems, time and self-management skills, I was able to navigate well and excel in both.
On a regular day, you will find me attending classes, studying in libraries and coffee shops during the day. I then go home to meeting and zoom calls with my team. my team is scattered all over the world and most of us are students. We make time to meet as often as possible to ensure that the organisation runs smoothly. I go to church and attend home cells meetings as often as I can, this keeps me in check with my spiritual life and gives me strength when I am on the verge of a burnout. As one can already anticipate given the amount of work I have to do.
Your purpose is beyond your qualification. You do not exist for your degree and it should not define your identity. Find what you love outside your mainstream career, pursue it and it will lead you to beautiful discoveries. Do not be able to try out new ventures. contrary to popular beliefs, being multifaceted does not equal confusion, instead, it teaches us new skills that will be beneficial in our respective careers. for example, starting and leading a non-profit has taught me project management, team management and leadership all of which are skills that I need as an aspiring Public Health Specialist.