“What If This Thing Doesn’t Pay Off?”

May 3, 2019

“I’m a Medical student with a focus on Dental surgery. I’m also obsessed with programming and deep learning; self-taught. My classmates are always like, “why are you wasting your time being a medical student,” but they don’t get it. They don’t get it because we don’t do a lot of intersectional sciences here.

I’m especially interested in Cyber Medicine, Oncology, and figuring out ways to get healthcare to the most remote places without moving doctors.

I’m going to be done with school this year but to be honest, I’m still scared of what’s coming next. There are companies already showing interest in hiring me to come work with them.

But sometimes I still ask myself questions like, what if all these companies disappear when I leave school? What if this whole learning to become a programmer doesn’t pay off and I should have just focused on becoming a Dentist?”

– Stephen, University of Benin

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