Originally Posted by palmpalm
Actually, I have a fair bit of clinical experience from before med school having had different jobs in clinical medicine and coming from a family with physicians in it. Also, I love the practice of medicine. I never said I don't. I think I would make a great physician and would enjoy practicing medicine very much. I never said otherwise.
I love seeing patients. I don't want to quit cause I don't want to be a doctor. I am thinking of quitting because I think I could be happy doing other things as well and I am not sure that all the crap is worth it.
I am also away from home and not enjoying that experience.
Perhaps I should clarify. I am not unhappy with the schooling itself. Just being away from home and not enjoying how I am living and what I am doing. The material is fine (albeit boring).
Guess what, I come from a family of ten physicians and I was both a medical school professor and respiratory therapist beffore medical school. I had no idea of what the practice of medicine entailed until I was actually doing it (in a limited manner) during third year. If you hate medicine and medical school then by all means quit while you are ahead but make no mistake, you don't know much about medical practice until you are actually doing some of it. Certainly, there are other professions and vocations out there that millions of folks enjoy on a daily basis. You have to do what "floats your boat" best. Make some adult decisions and do what is best for you.