Originally Posted by exi
Obviously you're farther along than I am, and I don't remember what specialty you're in, but I can't help but feel like you don't have to be willing to give your life to a profession. It's not just because I'm not willing to kill myself for a job like so many other med students these days -- it's also because I've met more than a few residents and attendings who clearly have a life outside of what they do inside of a clinic or hospital, some of whom are very candid about the importance of "lifestyle."
I just meant that medicine is a 7+ year requirement of grueling hours before you can tailor your own hours. When engineer buddies are pulling 100k+ those 7+ years at much fewer hours, those that aren't dedicated lose their focus and joy in the field.