Originally Posted by OveractiveBrain
Imagine you get up every day at 7am. You then either go to class or study from a book for the next ten hours, maybe taking a break to eat, write an email, or, if you are one of the smarter students, either exercise or interact with another human being.
Ok. Now do it 6 days a week. For two years.
Medical school content is not hard. It is most memorizing details more than it is understand concepts. The knowledge you obtain in the first two years will allow you to then conceptualize disease, and do some pretty serious cognitive reasoning.
There is no correlation to your P-Chem class in terms of committment, time, or subject matter.
You say this like it's a crazy schedule. As a biomedical engineer, I wake up at 5:30am and work over 10 hours a day right now. Medical school is a big step up from undergrad, but to be very successful in any field you have to put in this kind of time... It's just a blast of 'real-world' air to those coming straight from undergrad.