So, I just graduated from George Mason University with BA in communication and 3.8 GPA. I have great letters of recommendations, community service,…etc.
I always wanted to become a doctor, I would sit with a kid who is dying from cancer and just talk with him and not go to my graduation ceremony, that is how much I love it…The problem is, I am 23 and it will take me 2 years premedical, 4 years medical school to actually start practicing medicine, not to mention $ 150,000 loans, and the very low possibility of starting a family.
I am passionate about it, I love helping people more than anything in the world. But is it worth all the time and the money I will spend. Will I be able to do alone as I don’t have a family close by or a husband/boyfriend?
Yes, I know about the residency but at least you will get paid during that time and actually start practicing in real life situations
Assalaamu alaykum sister,
If you are willing to sacrifice provided you have the means of paying the fees without taking out riba (interest bearing) loans, and if you choose to pursue the cause of helping people for the pleasure of God, then no doubt you will find yourself capable to doing it, God-willing, as well as having a family.
It requires a lot of sacrifice. And as the other answerer mentioned, thankless work in this world at least perhaps to a greater degree than you might realise.
76. Surah Al-Insan (Man or Time)
8. And they give food, inspite of their love for it (or for the love of Him), to Miskin (poor), the orphan, and the captive,
9. (Saying): "We feed you seeking Allah’s Countenance only. We wish for no reward, nor thanks from you.
10. "Verily, We fear from our Lord a Day, hard and distressful, that will make the faces look horrible (from extreme dislikeness to it)."
11. So Allah saved them from the evil of that Day, and gave them Nadratan (a light of beauty) and joy.
12. And their recompense shall be Paradise, and silken garments, because they were patient.