Why would you need to drop a year?
Why would you need to drop a year in the first place?
- You could not crack the entrance and make it through the cut-off and a huge number of students fall in this category.
- You got the admission but not in a government college or you got the dental program.
- Board exams and entrance preparation is hard and you realized that earlier and decided to focus on board exams in class 12
"I want to be a doctor" feeling is usually very strong in many people that leads to the decision of dropping a year. However, lets see what could be some positives and negatives of dropping a year.
- You will get one whole year where you can dedicately study for your medical entrance exam and actually cover up the vast syllabus.
- If you take the decision well in advance, you can give your board exams without too much stress and might likely do well in boards as well as entrance exams.
- A whole of lot students reappear for medical entrance exams as commonly there are more than one re-attempt allowed so you will have a good community to help out
- You miss out on one year as compared to your friends who would have joined college.
- It is easier said than done as one year of self study requires a lot of dedication, discipline and motivation.
- As you have dropped a year the pressure for succeeding in exam will be much higher.
How will you decide?
Paste this sheet on your wall if you decide to drop as it can be a source motivation along the year.
Prepare with a degree program
You can join an alternate degree program and prepare along with college which will give you a backup option. It is even better for medical entrance exams because you can re-attempt the exam many times. This is will reduce pressure on you to perform but on the other hand might be a source of distraction, similar to school. This is where your determination and discipline will play a role again.
Drop a year or not, whatever be your decision, stick with it with full faith without any regrets. Good Luck!