I have been reading the pathology threads for a few days and I was wondering if you swell folks could give me some advice. I am starting a PhD. program in drug design this fall but for some reason decided to give medical school one last look. I decided a few years ago (I finished undergrad in 2000) that I didn't want to do medical school for a variety of reasons. First, I don't really have any need/desire to have patient contact. Second, I noticed that doctors spend way too many hours at the hospital. Third, medical school is expensive, PhD. is free. A friend of mine that is a fourth year in med school told me about pathology and now I have an interest in medical school. I think I would make a decent doctor/pathologist; I like to learn about disease, I have sat in on an autopsy and thought it was cool, and I want to help people, but don't necessarily want to deal with them face to face. I also attract crowds at the gym when I pile on the plates to bench press. I don't really have any real interest in any other area of medicine, anesthesiology and pediatrics of minor interest comparatively. Sure I think that some of the rotations in other areas would be interesting, but have no interest in them as a career. Is it a bad idea to go to medical school with pathology as my only real interest? Do pathologists make enough to cover the mountain of debt I will incur?