Stomaching Medicine

Despite the Asian stereotype, my parents have always been quite liberal with my career aspirations and have never pressured me to try my hand in medicine. For me, this was a good thing. Mostly because I’ve never showed any interest in it other than a mild flirtation with the idea when I was in year ten and in love with biology and chemistry. It ended abruptly as soon as I realised that I would inevitably spiral into a nihilistic depression upon the death of any patient under my care.

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