Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dr Gregory....I did it!

I qualified as a doctor today

I am away working in the Lakes and had to go and sit in the toilet to read the results email!

I haven't told anyone yet because just for today, I wanted to let it sink in. Am now listening to the song that give me the courage to do medicine and am happy happy happy that I did.

xxx

61 comments:

alhi said...

Fantastic! Wish I had the courage to do it. Congratulations. I hope you have a very long and happy career and that it is all that you wish for.

Pammy Ponders @ Reflectorville said...

very well done! I only found your blog recently!

gracie takes fashion so seriously it can turn ugly said...

fantastic im so happy for you . im gona do it next year x x x

Dan said...

I had the pleasure of discovering your blog about 2 weeks ago, and have read it all! :D
After everything you have had to deal with I couldn't think of a better outcome - your Dad must be very proud.
You are an absolute inspiration! You have inspired me I can tell you that! I'm only a Support Worker in Theatres at a Paediatric Hospital and would love to, one day, study Medicine and become a Doctor. I think if you put your mind to it you can do anything!

Congratulations!

Fuddled Medic said...

Well Done, have just found your blog and I appreciated your post on your finals

Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm so glad you did it! As a newly qualified nurse hoping to take the plunge to become a doc soon, this gives me great hope!!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I was hoping for some advice. I'm just finishing my first year as a nursing student, but I've realized my future goal is to get into medical school. Should I finish my 4 year degree? Or start over as a Biochemistry major (which would include all the pre-req's for med school)? Can you email me your advice at cassandra_laurie@hotmail.com Thanks!

studentnurse said...

well done sugar pie all the best

Anonymous said...

Hi! I did feel the triumph as I was reading through your blog. Just discovered your blog and you are our a great inspiration.. thanks for sharing your experience. I am 21 years old and a registred nurse somewhere in Asia. I have my big abroad nursing career in mind but currently Im enrolled in training program in a tertiary government hospital where doctors are few. I've seen number of patients slipping from health care's hands due to lack of man power and resources. I have always wanted to be a doctor, I hope I could be like you, compassionate nurse-doctor.....

madsadgirl said...

Congratulations. When you stopped updating your blog I thought that you had given up on it so removed it from my blog roll. However, by chance I came across it again today and have read the news that you have passed your finals. You should be really proud of yourself, but remember the hard work is only just beginning.

Cockroach Catcher said...

Congrats. Don't let them bully you. Stick to your principles.
The Cockroach Catcher

McNerdy said...

Congratulations! I'm sorry I didn't get to read this post earlier. You will be a great doc :)

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Catty said...

Firstly- really well done!
Secondly- you are the only person (well, in the category of people)who can answer this question- why did you decide to be a doctor? Because I've wanted to do medicine my whole life- but now that I've done a lot of work experience and been in hospital myself I'm not entirely sure it is what I want to do! I don't want to swan in, poke the patients, throw some drugs at them and then leave! I want to be there, build a relationship with them while they are there and actually care for them. However, I don't think I'd deal to well with being told what to do..

Medic4ISI said...

thats soooooooo cooooooool
Congratualtions!!!
I cant wait for that moment!
I am following you...

Diesha said...

Hello Doctor,
I was curious to know about your journey to medical school. Did you start your career from a nurse?
I am a nurse ,aspiring to be a doctor.I would be so thankful to you if you can guide me the way to medical school.God bless you.

SINA said...

Gongratz ... I found your blog today, while procrastinating :p ... and it's really cool to see someone's graduation .., inspiring !!! I'm at the beginning of the road :p
have a look at my blog if u had time :)

Rebecca said...

this was so interesting to look at! This has really inspired me to know that it is always possible to do things that look impossible.

What advice would you give to a 20 year old who would love to be a doctor and think she is capable. But hates the look of chemistry so thinks nursing would be the best route. I am good at remembering things , but chemistry clams me up.

Rebecca said...

this was so interesting to look at! This has really inspired me to know that it is always possible to do things that look impossible.

What advice would you give to a 20 year old who would love to be a doctor and think she is capable. But hates the look of chemistry so thinks nursing would be the best route. I am good at remembering things , but chemistry clams me up.

Hudsondoglets said...

I got your comment on my blog, I hope your little dog is OK. Please let me know the outcome. I believe your dog has licked the advocate from the sound of things.

Hudsondoglets said...

I don't know how else to contact you so am adding another post to your blog. I was so sad to receive your second message and I am so very sorry for your loss. With love from a fellow dog lover x

Anonymous said...

Congrats girl! I've just recently come across your blog. I'm currently a nurse wanting to do med (ever since I was a kid but I feel now's the time to finally take the plunge!) Keep us up to date. I for one would love to know how your getting along post med school and what specialty to hoping to join!

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna

I am a writer and wondered whether or not I could ask you more about your experience in light of story I am developing?

Many thanks.

Jenna

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna

I am a writer and am currently in the process of developing a story about a nurse who retrained as a doctor. I was wondering whether or not it would be possible to talk to you further to research more about this?

Many thanks

Jenna

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna

I am a writer and am currently in the process of developing a story about a nurse who retrained as a doctor. I was wondering whether or not it would be possible to talk to you further to research more about this?

Many thanks

Jenna

Jenna said...

Dear Anna

My name is Jenna and I am a researcher. I am currently developing a story with a team of writers about nurses who retrain as doctors and wondered whether or not you might be able to help us in the research and development of this?

Many thanks.

Jenna

Anonymous said...

Hi I am absolutely inspired by your journey..I'm a third year nursing student..always wanna become a psychiatrist/psychologist...Will probly start doing another degree after I pay off whatever I have to pay...Bless

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Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and from the first post couldn't stop reading it without knowing how it ended... well done you on putting in all that hard work and sacrificing so much! As another blogger has already said, i'm sure you're dad is very proud of you. xx

gemma said...

congratulations on becoming a doctor :) I came across your blog today. I am a final year student nurse, and like you I also realised I would like to be a doctor. Hopefully one day I will follow in your foot steps. Thankyou so much for blooging, your stories are inspirational.

scott said...

Hi! I'm so so happy for you!! I'm seriously considering doing medicine. Can you tell me the details of how you got into med school? After the 3 years of chemistry, what did you do after that? MANY THANKS!!
and i'm so happy for you! :)

please contact me at whoa19whoosh@gmail.com

rubashini said...

Hey there, congratulations! Its so exciting to finally graduate isn't it. I am a medical student,doing my final year. I will be sitting for my professional exam this January. 2months from now. All these five years of studying med, I have always wondered if this is what I am going to do.I mean,I really like helping people, but there seem to be some kind of fear thinking about the future,when I start working and all. I would really love to hear more about your experience as an intern. Please keep us updated. And I hope to get through my finals too.My god, It can be nerve wrecking at times, but the sweet thing about it is when the results are out.The hard work really does pay off doesn't it? Congrats doctor. Hope you are enjoying what you are doing.God bless! Have a nice day.

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Thats great news
cheers for you.

Anonymous said...

congrats your story is so inspirational I am currently in secondary school and would love to be a doctor and would be grateful for any advice and tips you may have my email address is akhtar4lyf@hotmail.com

Gaia said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and I just wanted to congratulate you! Your blog has literally inspired me. I always wanted to go to medical school but my parents are pressuring me to do something with my life NOW, and nursing seems to be my first choice. After reading your blog I see all the doors I thought had closed for me open up. Thank you so much for writing your journey from Nurse to Doctor. You are truly an inspiration!

Caroline Alice said...

congratulations!! I am going through a reflective period at the mo!! I am a media graduate and considering medicine! thankyou for this informative blog!! xcx

Anonymous said...

hey,,, i need advice on that to go to a medical school i have to have BSN degree or Bsc. degree? what counts? i want to be a doctor but currently planning on being a nurse. please tell me how can i go from being a nurse to a doctor. i know its possible but i dont know the way...help me or you can also reply me on
a.verma96@yahoo.com
thank you..

mednaukri said...

Congratulations and fabulous. well done.

cna training said...

Congratulations

Anonymous said...

Hello wow well done, I am also a nurse and I am thinking about making the jump to becoming a doctor so reading your blog was really inspiring, I have some fears about doing it, i.e am i to thick can i afford to do it, do i ditch my comfy secure but ultimately frustrating life to do something i have really always wanted to do!!!! It is hard nut after reading this i feel like it is possible! Thankyou!!!

Anonymous said...

Great - Congratulations!
Grossartig - Gratulation!

Greetings from Germany

amazing deals said...

Well done my friend. Were so proud of you and to your achievements as well.

Jess said...

First off, congratulations!!! I barely came across your blog as I was in search of information of nurses becoming doctors. How has residency been? What made you want to take this path and do a switch in careers? What is your opinion on Nurse Practitioners? (My ultimate goal, if MD doesn't work). Currently, I am in a RN-BSN program and will be done next May. Just recently I have been giving this topic a lot of thought. Your experience through it is quite inspiring. Would you mind providing some insight on the stpes to take? Or perhaps I should finish reading the rest of yor blogs and find my answers there, haha. I was afraid that it might be too late for me to pursue this, but it looks like I'm wrong! Congrats again!

Anonymous said...

You are an inspiration!! I am currently in my final year of nursing study in New Zealand. I hope to study medicine some day in the near future. Thank you for sharing your journey through med school :)

Charli said...

I never thought merging from nurse to doctor was even possible, though I have given it a thought once or twice. Iam about to begin a career in health and becoming an RN is my ultimate goal. And I read that RN can go on to become doctors! I was like WOW that sounds like the ultimate challenge! I stumbled across your blog by accident and its given me inspiration :) Congratulations by the way xx

Charli said...

Congratulations! I have thought that merging from RN to Doc was impossible, but you have proved me wrong. You must be an extreme goal getter :D Your accounts from nurse to dr. I find humurous and inspiring. Iam about to embark on a nursing career and possibly, maybe, if I can still dare :P to seek out becoming a Dr. That sounds like the ultimate challenge non? Thankyou for making my day xx

GymDJ said...

Hi - again i found your blog very interesting as im hoping to start on a graduate medicine course later this year....
Please give us an update on life since you finished. How has it been as a junior doctor and whats the step like from medical school?
Kind regards,
Shaun

Anonymous said...

Congrats Dr.Gregory..!! I wish I had the courage and money to do my medicine..!Write up a blog "My Journey from Physio to Doctor" Happy for u..! Wish you great future..!

Anonymous said...

Hi .... Congratulations !!! That is just fantastic. My daughter is 16 & she is thinking of enrolling in diploma in nursing & later to degree in nursing. Could you provide some advise pls.

Anonymous said...

Hi .... Congratulations !!! That is just fantastic. My daughter is 16 & she is thinking of enrolling in diploma in nursing & later to degree in nursing. Could you provide some advise pls.

Daily Doctor said...

I did the same thing as you only I qualified as a doctor in 1993. I notice you haven't written much since then. Are you still glad you made it? Now the really hard slog begins. Good luck.

Nurse and Hospital Stories said...

Wow! Congratulations to you. You deserve this.

Cheers,
Peny@medical uniforms

Michelle said...

Hi. Congratulation. I came across your blog while researching about doctors and nurses. I'm a 3rd year in college, and I'm having a hard time choosing medical school or nursing school. Since you were a nurse and now a doctor, can you give me some advice? It would be greatly appreciated!!

Mirvet said...

I came across your blog a few months ago now and have found myself pleasantly surprised by how many nurses there are out there hoping to become doctors in the future.

I am about to start my Adult Nursing degree in September and wish to do the GEP in Medicine once I finish. I enrolled to do to the Access to Nursing in 2011 after a life changing moment that I experienced with my grandfather.

Reading your blog has been an inspiration to me, as I felt somewhat alone in the idea that I could become a doctor myself. I did pretty well in school but flopped my A-levels (probably due to those raging hormonal changes in the teen years) however the Access course has shown me how far I can push myself to be the best. Every time I feel that I cannot do something I am reminded by your blog and your achievements. Thank you so much for posting your experiences through med school. I doubt you check this blog anymore ( busy doc n'all that) but if you ever have the time to e-mail me I would love to ask you a few questions. Congratulations again!

mirvet3@msn.com

Shahrul Kurt Adam said...

wah..i wish i can be like you one day, now im Staff Training Nurse. And tomorrow, im a Dr.

The Angry Medic said...

Come back! If you ever do, and want a free shout-out, drop by my place. Otherwise I hope you're not tearing your hair out in regret, and that it's worth it!

iesboo said...

wow you are amazing! i am a nurse too! i am looking to apply to med school soon. do you have any pointers?

iesboo said...

so proud of you! you are so inspiring. i am a nurse also looking to apply to med school after some more pre-reqs. any advice???

Samuel Smith said...

Well done!
Im coming to the end of my student nursing, (7 months and counting!).
I've been told that i'd make a good doctor, this has planted the seed! Blogs like yours make that seed start shoots, dam you, ha!
Realistically how hard is it @ Med school? I consider myself very good in clinical settings but struggle with theoretical aspects.

Anonymous said...

very good! i have just qualified as a Nurse and on my placements there was 2 doctors that had been nurses and went to be doctors ; ) congrads

CNA Training said...

I am so inspired with your journey to being a doctor. I will share all those to my students.

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