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Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by yungcheda(m): 7:41am On Nov 12, 2015
Hello,

Can a student of Medicine learn programming at the side

I love the idea behind programming but I am got admitted to study Medicine as a course. I only wish to know if I can combine Medicine study and practicing coding at same time?? Can I be an intermediate programmer in my 6(six)years of studying medicine?? I intend studying and practicing coding everyday for 5-6yrs but giving greater attention to my medical course as that was what I got admission for...I just want to know if it is possible. If 6 yrs is too small or too much...I have dreams of creating some good apps that will be used in the medical and health niche and I cant accomplish it without knowing programming...

Your intelligent replies will be greatly appreciated
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by yorex2011: 7:46am On Nov 12, 2015
Yes you can, but it would take an enormous amount of effort, Medical school alone is extremely tasking, now adding programming to it, only a few people can manage, others might lose their sanity..
Know yourself, if after a few months of combining and things don't work out, take a break off programming, till maybe holidays, because programming can be learnt anytime, medicine can't be learnt outside school..

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Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by yungcheda(m): 7:58am On Nov 12, 2015
Yorex, I must say you are indeed wise.

I once wanted to just get certifications after a simple 4 year course in Microbiology or Biochemistry. But I figured since I cant really learn Medicine outside a campus but I can learn programming any place else, I decided to go in for Medicine and study Programming at the side

Why I ask this is because I want to create some good apps to help in Medicine and health niches but I cant because I do not really know how to do it...before I got admission, I already had some knowledge on Java up to the web development component part of Java but I am scared Medicine wont give me the time to expand and learn more...

I spoke to some medical students and they were like, except if I am ready to use the very little time they use to rest to practice my coding...otherwise, I wont really have time for coding... sad

I just want to continue what I already started

I need the replies to be without bias...let me know if I should just give up on programming and probably come back to it when I am done undecided
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by Nobody: 9:06am On Nov 12, 2015
Yes there's a developer on the dojotoolkit who is a doctor he built a medicine portal for hospitals so the answer is yes. You can even focus on medical solutions for hospitals.
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by yungcheda(m): 12:53pm On Nov 12, 2015
Wow!! And I thought no hope for softwares in medicine by doctors
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by Nobody: 4:09pm On Nov 12, 2015
yungcheda:
Wow!! And I thought no hope for softwares in medicine by doctors
http://dreaswar.com/category/open-source-programming/python/

That's his profile because i remember i asked him when i open his link and was surprised to see doctor profile. posted this so that you can get a real life example.
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by Nobody: 5:13pm On Nov 12, 2015
possible,our boss,oga dhtml18(or one of his numerous monikers) is a doctor and a programmer ,'em hard core geek cool cool cool cool cool
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by 2mNaira: 7:48pm On Nov 12, 2015
yungcheda:
Hello,

Can a student of Medicine learn programming at the side

I love the idea behind programming but I am got admitted to study Medicine as a course. I only wish to know if I can combine Medicine study and practicing coding at same time?? Can I be an intermediate programmer in my 6(six)years of studying medicine?? I intend studying and practicing coding everyday for 5-6yrs but giving greater attention to my medical course as that was what I got admission for...I just want to know if it is possible. If 6 yrs is too small or too much...I have dreams of creating some good apps that will be used in the medical and health niche and I cant accomplish it without knowing programming...

Your intelligent replies will be greatly appreciated



It is possible but u will be either bad in both or bad in one of both. Both require quality time.
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by yungcheda(m): 10:42pm On Nov 12, 2015
Mnairaland, so you saying it isn't possible... ??
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by JoshRDWM(m): 3:35am On Nov 13, 2015
You should just pick one...
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by yungcheda(m): 7:19am On Nov 13, 2015
I really need to talk with dhtml...I need to ask how he did it...his number/pin will be fine...
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by 2mNaira: 4:54pm On Nov 13, 2015
yungcheda:
Mnairaland, so you saying it isn't possible... ??

No.It possible. But either ur proficiency in medicine or ur proficiency in programing or ur proficiency both will suffer.People spend 15 yrs or more in studying medicine u know.

If DHTML reffered to above can honestly tell me that he is proficiency in medicine and programming is quite high and that he learnt both side by side while in med school, I will take back my words.

My advice to is that u should give medicine utmost priority now and dont borther if ur proficiency in programning is not too impressive at d moment, but once u finish from med school u can now give programming high priority if u wish. Cause out there in the real world : graduating wt good grades matter.
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by gimakon(m): 7:29pm On Nov 13, 2015
Sure you can.
Rosdevil on rohitab is a Medical doctor and a badass c/c++ programmer.
I also have a friend studying Optometry, he knows C/c++, Python, Nasm, c# and can write any software with them.
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by teampregar(m): 9:00pm On Nov 13, 2015
U can bro...i will also be studying medicine next year.. I knw php, javascript and java already planning on learning C# next year..u can use a website like tutorialspoint.com..the learning is easy there, with them it took me a month and one week to learn java.
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by Nobody: 11:24pm On Nov 13, 2015
I am a medical student (1st year going to 2nd year) and I am currently learning python.

I practice on codecademy.com. and i am very fast at learning. Who says you can't combine It.

I am a student of UI studying Mbbs and learning programming(python) as a hobby. I try to do programming once in a while when am less busy, its not a must you knack 80% in anatomy and physiology to be a good doctor. I want to be good in both and i am seeing my dreams coming to pass.

I have written some really simple programs and my love for programming is pushing me forward regardless of the stress. wink
Guess what? I am also a blogger !!! Hahahaha ha.

I am a multitasker
Keep telling yourself what you want to become until you become it. grin
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by yungcheda(m): 12:41pm On Nov 14, 2015
Mnairaland, you have spoken wisely...I don't intend to be a very badazz programmer...but I feel 6yrs can help me very much in I.T...
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by coreDeveloper: 8:21am On Nov 15, 2015
You can't sail two ships or pilot two jets at the same time, Medical and Programming field are time demanding, consuming and entirely different discipline.

You can never be a pro in this two field @ the same time unless you are a wizard, if you are good programmer or likes coding alot you might not graduate from medical school with good results. I can vividly remember my days in the university (I read Computer science), I do even code a day to my exams and I can't even control the urge.

Although computer science was my field of study but it was hell to combine both schooling with programming. Why do you think most good programmers or inventors are school drop out ?, please I don't mean copy and paste programmers.

Please don't be jack of all trade and master of none because that is our core problem in Africa, we don't believe in specialization.

Don't stupidly suffer your medical grades in school & regret later, why not go for Medical Technology Courses if you really like programming.

Finally, if you have work on complex programming projects, you will definitely understand me. Thanks and wish you all the best.

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Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by airsaylongcon: 12:28pm On Nov 16, 2015
Dapo777, are you aware of any other medical students like you here on NL? I've got a particular interest in that niche of NL users. Medical and Nursing students or professionals
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by Nobody: 6:12pm On Nov 16, 2015
airsaylongcon:
Dapo777, are you aware of any other medical students like you here on NL? I've got a particular interest in that niche of NL users. Medical and Nursing students or professionals

Yes i know alot of medical students here on Nl. But what do u need them for?
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by airsaylongcon: 6:31pm On Nov 16, 2015
Dapo777:


Yes i know alot of medical students here on Nl. But what do u need them for?

Great! Im working on an online start up targeted at you medical folks ( nurses, pharmacists, docs) from students all d way to consultants
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by Nobody: 6:53pm On Nov 16, 2015
airsaylongcon:


Great! Im working on an online start up targeted at you medical folks ( nurses, pharmacists, docs) from students all d way to consultants

If you are ready to pay, no problem grin
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by 2mNaira: 7:53pm On Nov 16, 2015
gimakon:
Sure you can.
Rosdevil on rohitab is a Medical doctor and a badass c/c++ programmer.
I also have a friend studying Optometry, he knows C/c++, Python, Nasm, c# and can write any software with them.


One can program in hundreds of languages and have low proficiency in all. I'll tell u one thg. Those.who can't program always think every programmer is a bad ass programmer.

Most average programmers think they are bad ass until they meet other programmers.
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by 2mNaira: 8:02pm On Nov 16, 2015
Have u ever wondered why bill gates dropped out or why face book owner dropped out? Do u really think they were dunces? They were smart enough to realise dt it would be foolish to combine the project they were working on wt academics.

Once,in O.A.U. a student with a CGPA of over 4.5/5 at the end of 300 level, dropped out to study psychology in a private uni just to have more time for programming.
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by airsaylongcon: 9:08pm On Nov 16, 2015
mnairaland:



One can program in hundreds of languages and have low proficiency in all. I'll tell u one thg. Those.who can't program always think every programmer is a bad ass programmer.

Most average programmers think they are bad ass until they meet other programmers.

My exact thoughts. I'm still wondering how someone who can write any software with NASM will write a Web app
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by yungcheda(m): 12:17am On Nov 17, 2015
I just feel coding could get addictive...but isn't it a matter of self control??
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by Nobody: 1:36am On Nov 17, 2015
mnairaland:
Have u ever wondered why bill gates dropped out or why face book owner dropped out? Do u really think they were dunces? They were smart enough to realise dt it would be foolish to combine the project they were working on wt academics.

Once,in O.A.U. a student with a CGPA of over 4.5/5 at the end of 300 level, dropped out to study psychology in a private uni just to have more time for programming.

Hehehe. So psychology isn't time demanding?
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by Nobody: 1:41am On Nov 17, 2015
Baba u are still seeking advice? People will always tell u different things. At the end of the day you have to follow your intuition and make your own decision. If others are doing it(combining academics with programming) why can't you?

Everything all depends on how determined you are.

If you think you can't combine both, then you will NEVER be able to.combine both, that's how the mind works, it works based on what you feel and believe.

I don't see what's going to stop me from programming, not even medicine. We have people in the entertainment niche that are medical students like Dr_Craze clown that popular guy on instagram, and he is a medical student studying abroad and doing comedy videos on instagram regularly, u have to create time for yourself.

There is nothing impossible. But you can as well let other people's self doubt and lack of confidence determine your decision, its your choice man. Follow your intuition wink

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Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by 2mNaira: 11:54am On Nov 17, 2015
Dapo777:


Hehehe. So psychology isn't time demanding?

In d fellows opinion, psychology isnt as demanding as elect/elect that he was studyg
Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by Nobody: 9:53pm On Nov 17, 2015
You should call up DHTML/DHTML18, he studied Medicine in the university and is one of the best heads here in programming. He will have a wholesome experience to share with you...

yungcheda:
Hello,
Can a student of Medicine learn programming at the side
I love the idea behind programming but I am got admitted to study Medicine as a course. I only wish to know if I can combine Medicine study and practicing coding at same time?? Can I be an intermediate programmer in my 6(six)years of studying medicine?? I intend studying and practicing coding everyday for 5-6yrs but giving greater attention to my medical course as that was what I got admission for...I just want to know if it is possible. If 6 yrs is too small or too much...I have dreams of creating some good apps that will be used in the medical and health niche and I cant accomplish it without knowing programming...
Your intelligent replies will be greatly appreciated

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Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by yungcheda(m): 4:39am On Nov 19, 2015
Dapo, u are indeed wise! I am only seeking advise because it is believed that only d wise learn from the mistakes and ...successes of others.

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Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by Nobody: 5:09am On Nov 19, 2015
Thanks for all those vouching for me above. It has been done by even people before me, and myself so i know it is possible.
@topic: it is very possible, others before me have done it, and I did it too. It was only until this year that I completely left medicine to practice programming full-time due to situation demands.

But practicing medicine and programming together is another thing. If you are a professional programmer truly, you will be getting quite a lot of demands and SHOULD NOT HAVE TIME TO PRACTICE MEDICINE AFTER GRADUATION, PLUS PROGRAMMING IF DONE PROPERLY WILL GIVE YOU MORE MONEY THAN MEDICINE.

This means that after graduation, you will need to select your direction. You cannot be doing residency program and be practicing professional programming at the same time - there is just no time for that.

So for myself and the other dudes i know to get away with it, always end up leaving one for one - and it is usually medicine that we leave in the end.

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Re: Can I Learn Medicine And Practice Coding At Same Time by SUGARSON(m): 11:41pm On Nov 24, 2015
dhtml18:
Thanks for all those vouching for me above. It has been done by even people before me, and myself so i know it is possible.
@topic: it is very possible, others before me have done it, and I did it too. It was only until this year that I completely left medicine to practice programming full-time due to situation demands.

But practicing medicine and programming together is another thing. If you are a professional programmer truly, you will be getting quite a lot of demands and SHOULD NOT HAVE TIME TO PRACTICE MEDICINE AFTER GRADUATION, PLUS PROGRAMMING IF DONE PROPERLY WILL GIVE YOU MORE MONEY THAN MEDICINE.

This means that after graduation, you will need to select your direction. You cannot be doing residency program and be practicing professional programming at the same time - there is just no time for that.

So for myself and the other dudes i know to get away with it, always end up leaving one for one - and it is usually medicine that we leave in the end.
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SO YOU READ MEDICINE... AND ALSO A PROGRAMMER...
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ENCOURAGING...

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