I’ve not been having a great semester, and I wouldn’t at all be surprised if I fail due to not meeting requirements for the course (not getting all the boxes ticked).
I’m not looking forward to being a doctor next year. I’m not looking forward to being a doctor at all.
So I’ve been thinking about taking 6-12 months off to work full time, and get myself interested in medicine again. I’m in the enviable position of basically being able to walk into full time employment if I want it (Nursing).
Aside from the financial benefits, I could use the time to work towards doing the USMLE and get a job in the US (difficult, but possible).
The downside would be that if I take a break from study, my Youth Allowance will lapse & I won’t be able to get Austudy because of weird reasons (too many years of higher education). But I could potentially save money to counteract that.