Every medical student has their own personal reason for becoming a physician. Driven by passion and a desire to make a positive impact on the world, it’s a choice made whole-heartedly, a pledge of devotion to the mission and practice. With that said, it can be difficult to keep from being one-track minded; the thought of veering off-path could feel like a mistake.
But the horizons are wide for medical students and are only continuing to expand. Careers in which you can apply your knowledge and skills creatively, outside of the clinic, are popular alternatives for those who think outside of the box. The key is to find those opportunities in unexpected places.