Keputusan SPM 2014 dah pun diumumkan dan tahniah untuk semua! And I can tell that everyone of those SPM leavers are currently doing calculations on pursuing studies; what course to be taken, which university, which country. So, basically as for me, I would love to hear you guys telling me you're going to do medicine! Yes, you are absolutely welcomed to this line. I do agree with some of my colleagues who said 'Tak payah lah ambik medic, buat sakit kepala,' 'Medik ni takde life,'. True that, doing medicine (dentistry also) is a very tough thing, you have to commit to your studies over every other things. But why should I object your passion and interest, no? If you really insist on doing medicine, then just go! You must have heard from seniors or even your own family that being a doctor is not easy, the journey takes you to give all out in life, sacrificing teenage lives and etc. Then, as for me you know it's not an easy thing and you still being passionate on being one, so why not? You must have a strong heart and soul because you know hard things await you along this line.
As an already third year medical student (inshaAllah), I am going to tell you that it takes a very very very strong person with a big soul to be a doctor. Throughout my three years (two and half to be exact) of studying; bad results, all those cries and regrets do come almost every time in my life. I have to realise that I was no longer in high school where getting straight A's is not that hard. No! I'm in medical school where even getting 70 for a subject is like a rare thing to happen (at least to me). Haha, what you have to do is be strong, get up and have the will to do better and yes, do better everyday and get better all the time! You have to have the real passion or else, I tell you ; you are wasting your life on an extremely challenging thing. And, ada je those yang quit medical school sebab di tengah tengah jalan, they found out medical line doesn't suit them. It's okay, kadang kadang kita tak jumpa the real jalan lagi, so bila ada peluang kita cuba. Kadang kadang kita jumpa passion sebenar tu lambat, dan it's totally fine, life is about learning and trying new things.
How to continue studying in Jordan?
Well, to be honest if you want to do medicine, I suggest you not to further to countries that are using foreign language (Arabs especially). Negara yang guna English is exceptional. Betul je, belajar bahasa tu bagus, cuma kalau rasa diri tak kuat untuk hari hari stress dengan locals yang tak tahu bercakap dalam English dan tak faham what they talk about, you better don't lah. Sebab as for me, alahai dah berapa kali menangis sebab susah nak communicate dengan Arabs here in Jordan. I learned Arabic Language in high school for 4 years tapi macam tak berguna langsung sebab yes, kat sekolah belajar a very basic level, haha. But if you insisted, then go apply for MARA Program Ijazah Luar Negara (PILN) yang ada pilihan untuk Medicine / Dentistry for 6 and 5 years respectively. You guys will be doing preparation for about 3 months in INTEC (International Education College) then bila dah lulus prep, inshaAllah direct fly to Jordan dan hidup lah di sini for 6 or 5 years depending on the course taken. But one thing I'm very sure; you will end your medical school earlier if you are in Jordan (or Egypt) since you will not have to take one or two year preparation such as A-level or IB. So, for those who can't afford to spend longer time for preparation (but they are good from what I can see, really), choose middle east then!
Oh, I would love to invite you to read one of my favourite MARA essay (not mine of course). Jangan tiru, tapi baca lah to give you exposure or details what to write or what to tell the interviewer later. InshaAllah membantu. Here the MARA essay click the word sample - ( SAMPLE ).
The conclusion is, pilih course yang paling sesuai dengan diri you. Tak kisah lah di mata orang lain nampak macam mana pun, tapi you are what you do, you akan nak kerja dan hidup dengan apa yang you study. So, good luck on making decision! Do good, be good :)