Is it too hard to be a doctor

1. The crowd

Quite a wide range of scientific knowledge is already tested at the entrance test in Vienna. This broad range runs through the entire course. And of course every subject is particularly important and requires a lot of learning. So you have to learn everything from anatomy to physiology to pharmacology and a colorful mix of clinical subjects and you just don't forget anything. This is feasible, and of course everyone forgets everything, but to first sit down and learn everything you need a lot of interest and a little discipline or, depending on the subject, just a little interest and a lot of discipline. Anyone who thinks "after this school career I never learn more than half an hour a day" shouldn't despair immediately, interest and the involvement of all fellow students is very motivating and lets you get through even the longest learning phases. There is a lot of suffering that can be shared together in the library.

Well, the learning material is really a lot, but you also learn to deal with it over time and to recognize how to learn what and for how long and get through the studies so well.

Often it is said "Pooh medical studies, it goes forever?"
At six years of age, the medical degree itself is exactly one year longer than a "normal" Bachelor / Master degree. A year is not a particularly long one, but for everyone who wants to become a doctor, this is always followed by a 5-6 year specialist training course. This is paid for and you are employed in a hospital, but it is also mandatory if you want to work as a practicing doctor.

If you have a master’s degree in business administration, you don't start out as a supervisory board boss, of course, but the starting salary is usually higher and the time to promotion is often significantly shorter. Of course, that shouldn't be a counter-argument for anyone who is considering studying medicine, otherwise you should reconsider the whole thing anyway.

In general, the six years of study are always very practice-oriented in the sixth year at the latest (so-called KPJ / PJ) and in the specialist period you are already a doctor and have thus almost achieved your goal.

The course can have longer, difficult stretches if many oral and written exams fall within a short period of time or if a particular subject is very difficult for you. You can get very desperate, but that too can somehow be squeezed into your head. So with the difficulty of studying medicine, the main thing is stamina, because in the end it is really a lot of memorizing and then understanding what you have learned, but understanding is the much smaller hurdle for most of them.

At the end it should be mentioned that the course is really exciting if you are interested in it, and at the latest when the clinical subjects come, most of them are enthusiastic. So it pays to give your all at every admission barrier!

In any case, in order to pass the admission hurdle, you have to prepare well - and we will be happy to help you with that.