Hello Maria, I am going in the medical field and was wondering if I should take some writing classes. I would like to know what your thoughts are on the matter.
If you are going to the medical field, I am pretty sure you have your class schedule planned out for like the next 4 years. Is this the case for you? Yup, I know. I understand there are many required courses and most of them have to be taken in a specific order. Even your electives sometimes must be in the math or science field. There is very little wiggle room.
That being said, I personally believe that a balance schedule is one of the keys to student success. If I were you, I would go for it. Take a writing class! Start by taking one next semester and if you like it enough then go ahead and take more. If your class schedule is filled with classes such as Organic Chemistry and Calculus 3, I believe a social science class will do you good. Even just to have your mind thinking on something else entirely unrelated to compounds and equations.
Furthermore, I would like to argue that some physicians are noteworthy writers. Some of my favorites include, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Keats, and the great Anton Chekhov. Also, as you start your career in the medical field, writing can become an artistic outlet for you. Don’t be shy and go for it!
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