Elena Pastashenko, PIR at the Puerta del Hierro Hospital.
Elena Pastashenko decided give up medicine To start another health branch five years ago: Psychology, A decision he never regretted, quite the opposite; Each year the grades make her vocal and “more certain that she’s made the right decision.”
“I left the medical degree in the middle of the second year, although during the first year I already considered quitting it several times,” says Pastashenko. medical writing. “Ultimately in the first year I didn’t decide because I got carried away by the fact that the subjects were less ‘medical’ And it was normal that I didn’t like them that much.”
However, in the second year, “he collided with reality”. “I realized that the degree was not as I expected and I was not enjoying it like my other classmates,” says the psychologist, “She was feeling emotionally bad and with a lot of stress because of everything. degree which was required”. “I didn’t think all this bad time would be worth it”outlines as the main reason that led them to abandon these studies.
I am a little emotional these days. 5 years ago I left medicine to switch to psychology. People very close to me told me it was a huge mistake, that I was never going to work on it. And next week I will PIR . sign a contract as
— elena (@pasturshit) 28 May 2022
But, why did you choose psychology later? “Ever since I started therapy, I’ve been interested in psychiatry, because I’ve always been attracted to mental health issues”, she begins to explain, admitting that “at the time she believed that Psychology can give them a greater understanding of behavior and a more psychotherapeutic and human perspective”. “Ultimately, Psychiatry is just another subject in medicineWhereas in psychology I had more subjects directly related to psychiatry”, admits Pastashenko in this newsletter.
Regarding what psychology gave him that medicine didn’t, he assured that “besides all that knowledge, being able to study a career that interests me without excessive pressure and see that my effort is rewarded“This is something I believe is often lacking in career excellence: this encouragement frustrates many students and is accompanied by very low self-esteem, which has nothing to do with their abilities.” No,” he says of the issue.
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“My general impression is that Few students who tried very hard were given little attention to enter medicine, even to overcome the illusion of being a doctor”, he admits, although he admits that “it cannot be extrapolated to all faculties”.
Now Pastushenko has begun a new adventure. work this time. as this week begins their stage Hospital Puerta de Hierro. in PIR from Madrid. A training that the psychologist himself describes as “very complete” and has always seemed to be “ideal for him.” “From the beginning I decided to do the PIR and give it all in months of preparation,” he explains, adding that he knew “how complicated it would be.” “Many people tried for years before getting it and many others gave up,” he admits.
“Psychology has allowed me to study
For exactly that reason, she “decided to spend as many hours on it as possible, although she always preferred rest when it was saturated.” “I didn’t leave the exam happy, but a few days later I realized it didn’t go so badly,” she says, and admits she feels proud to “get a place on her first call.” “It’s a privilege and a dream to achieve this”Report.
In the end, Pastushenko admitted that “Medicine is a very complicated thing And that no book is going to teach you the way other people see you doing it.” “PIR also allows you to monitor your first steps in the profession,” he explains.
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