To become a Doctor in the UK all of your qualifications are science based " What A-levels are essential to study medicine?
As mentioned, chemistry is a must-have.
COULD this be why people are increasingly turning to Alternative forms of medicine,, things which encompass the whole person "Holistic"
they say that talking is a form of therapy,, how often have you talked ,and in talking solved your own problem ,, or possibly opened up a completely new avenue of thought, tangentially..?
Maybe if Doctors were taught to Listen .. the patient is a whole person. Mind. Body and Soul,
at the moment Doctors seem to think in straight lines... so possibly they are missing things
"Other must-haves depend on the uni, but it makes sense to assume you’ll need to have studied another science. Here’s a good idea of what might work: chemistry, biology and either maths or physics (or both) will keep all the medical schools open to you
if you don’t take maths or physics but do take chemistry and biology, it will keep open the vast majority
if you don’t take biology, but do take chemistry and one from maths or physics, fewer medical schools will accept you"
ever wondered why your GP hasn't got a good bedside manner ? has problems with communicating,, makes you feel uncomfortable, maybe patronised ?
at the moment its essential to be good at Maths ...
does that help with being human ?
Maybe they ought to make it essential to have a qualification in one of the Humanities .
."The humanities include ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, geography, history, religion, art, and musicology. Scholars in the humanities are "humanity scholars" or humanists."
just an idea,, as they are dealing with people all the time,,or I just thought,, the old joke,not so funny about Doctors handwriting,,
its so important when they write prescriptions ! maybe a few lessons in handwriting,, Gea