Hello, I really like maths, I love it I'm still a high school student, but the problem is everyone around me wants me to study medicine, I got so confused... What shall I do & why? Thank you!
Do you want to study medicine? It’s a lot of work, and I feel like if your heart’s not in it, college (plus med school and beyond) will probably be a pretty miserable time. If you’re on the fence (which is totally fine! You’re only in high school—you have plenty of time to figure things out!), you could always just take some math classes and some of the pre-med classes once you get to school and see what you like best. Maybe you’ll even decide you like both. I don’t know too much about being pre-med/going to med school, but I’m under the impression you can technically major in anything (including math!) so long as you take the necessary pre-med classes.
I wouldn’t worry about it too much right now (easier said than done, I know). Just be sure to keep your options open by doing well in your math and science classes and looking at schools that offer both math and pre-med (and anything else you might be interested in!). Does your school assign you a guidance counselor/advisor? I know mine was really helpful about this sort of thing when I was in high school, and they tend to offer a more objective opinion than friends/family. Ultimately, though, it’s your life, and if studying math is what will make you happy, do it :).