Failing Medical School

Failing Medical School

I have always been a good student but for the past few years in medical school I have been failing the same exams twice and I just gave my last attempt. If I fail this I will be kicked out. Medicine has always been my passion and I just don’t know what to do. I feel numb. I feel as if the world is ending and I want to kill myself. My life is falling apart. Please send prayers and good vibes. This is what I have wanted since I was a kid. I don’t know what will happen


  • Your passion for school and medicine is inspirational.  If this is what you want, do not give up.  It sounds like you have been a good student and this one class is giving you some trouble.  Try talking to your student advisor about options.  They might be able to offer you some suggestions like finding a tutor.  Maybe you can you drop the class and start fresh.
  • Finishing undergrad and getting into medical school should be applauded, that is not a easy feat.  Use this accomplishment as motivation that you can succeed!  Remember what worked for you to accomplish this and try to learn your best study skills.
  • Exams are tough but you are stronger.  Find a group of classmates to study with, create note cards, and study in shorter time frames with breaks in between.  Make sure that you are also taking care of yourself so that you can do your very best in the exam.  If you are feeling down about yourself, your outlook will have an impact on your success.  If you are struggling with feeling suicidal or depressed, seek out help from the college counseling services.  They are there to help you and are willing to support you during these times.  Please use them!


  • What are some options you can take action with if you are feeling depressed or suicidal?
  • What are the pros and cons of considering therapy if you feel like that is a good option for you?
  • Who could you talk to that has been through medical school and might relate to your situation?