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Scientific/Medical Question 24
How do you know when you've learned enough?
Learning enough is a personal choice or feeling as much as an objective level. If you were to judge based on examinations, then a C might be enough for some, and only an A* enough for others. Therefore, one needs to understand one’s objectives, and what those objectives require.
If your objective requires three As at A-level, keep practising with past-papers until you’re overshooting the required mark, significantly, every time, and no questions appear that you are not confident on. When you’re at university, perhaps ‘learning enough’ will be similar; you’ve taken the time to learn each topic well enough that you’re confident on it.
As a healthcare professional, out of university, ‘learning enough’ becomes harder to pin down. You’ll still have exams, but must now ensure your knowledge is updated and can guarantee patient safety. Medicine, and healthcare as a whole, require life-long learning.
So perhaps you’ll never have learnt ‘enough’ - there are always new journal articles and advancements to discover, and old knowledge to refresh.