Originally Posted by SBB2016
If all of these physicians truly feel they wouldn't go to med school if they had the chance to do it over; I am left assuming they did it for the money. Maybe it is because I am in a bad mood right now, but if you look at your career and say you wouldn't do it again, you don't love it and you went into it for the wrong reason. The three physicians I am close with have never once said they would do it over, they love their jobs, despite the downsides, and are happy to go to work everyday...
I don't think this is a fair characterization, though I suppose it is sometimes true. The truth is that people sometimes change as they age, as do their priorities, goals, interests, and general outlook on life. Additionally, the reality of training may sometimes completely collide with the expectations they brought with them coming in; someone could be completely passionate as a pre-med, but once on the other side they're in the position to examine things more thoughtfully. It doesn't mean their initial commitment was insincere.