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JennaF June 6th, 2014 10:21pm

When you were in high school, did your family pressure you to pursue something in the medical field?

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dralgo Ann Arbor, Michigan
06/08/14 5:16 pm

Kind of. I was asked to pick either medical or engineering as career tracks. I chose engineering and went into eecs.

grondini Mainer in NC
06/08/14 11:42 am

No, but with my dad working as a paramedic/firefighter, and my mom doing xray/ultrasounds, it was inevitable. I'm now a pharmacist and my sister is a nurse. :)

06/07/14 7:10 pm

My mom works as a surgeon but used to be a vet so yes she wants me to be a part of the medical field even though I want to pursue in music.

twonkykitty La La Land
06/07/14 7:02 pm

My brother was a doctor, like my dad wanted, by the time I was six. I could do whatever I wanted.

jvc1133 61535
06/07/14 6:03 pm

No, they dint care what I did, as long as they dint hear from authorities

closed Lol hi
06/07/14 3:27 pm

My mom is an EMS dispatcher and she has been trying to get me to take the EMT course but I have other plans. I may do it some day but I'm not set on it right now

06/07/14 3:06 pm

Yes, and I should have listened.

SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
06/07/14 2:37 pm

I think I have been very strong willed from a very young age. No pressure given or accepted. I choose medical field on my own.

WhoAreYou Up In The Trees
06/07/14 2:17 pm

And now I'm a registered nurse. Thanks mom and dad!

06/07/14 1:55 pm

I was pushed more towards industrial options.

rons Thanks America
06/07/14 1:18 pm

But his mother watch too many episode of the cute plastic surgeon in Hollywood. nuts!

rons Thanks America
06/07/14 1:14 pm

My Grandson has that pressure! He loves history and science. Last he to me he might look into robotic medical engineering. I don't think he know what he wants.

beanD California
06/06/14 7:53 pm

No, thankfully. My mom is a laboratory technician (the person who tests your blood) and really made an effort to expose me to her micro-biology world, but I think it became clear pretty quick I'm not a science person. My parents support me...

beanD California
06/06/14 7:53 pm whatever I want to do, even if it's not in either of their fields (medicine or engineering), and I'm so grateful for that.

SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
06/07/14 2:39 pm

Ya gotta love the MLT's of the world. But for me Micro is the very worst department In the lab. I hate trying to read gram stains.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
06/06/14 7:02 pm

nope but I was definitely told I was going to college

alynn Somewhere wonderful
06/06/14 5:18 pm

No. I didn't feel any pressure to go into any field.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/06/14 4:36 pm

No, my dad faints at the sight of blood so he probably wouldn't have been a huge fan of my going into any medical profession and my mom doesn't really pressure me in general

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/06/14 4:37 pm

Let me rephrase, she never pressured me regarding to what field I should work in, she always said that I would be good at whatever I decided to do so that was nice

Colorado303 Future Seattle Resident
06/06/14 3:58 pm

No, they only strongly advised to not be a school teacher. I do want to be in the medical field though and more specifically, a pharmacist

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
06/06/14 3:35 pm

Nope. They know I don't do well around any bodily fluids.

2katz I live in Nebraska
06/06/14 3:29 pm

No pressure. It was my choice.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/06/14 3:24 pm

No, they didn't push me in any direction. They encouraged me to pursue what I like and was passionate about.

susanr Colorado
06/06/14 3:22 pm

They strongly encouraged me but there was no pressure involved - that's where my interests already were.