Hello, I have been reading what some people have been writing about school in Europe, and, for the most part, all of it is true. It takes 6 years here (5 years of studying, 1 practical), and it is completely different than the States. Easier to get in, but hard and challenging to progress. They don't bend over backwards at all to help. They do try to weed you out. I would recommend those thinking about going abroad to really weigh the pros and cons. I personally think it is better to stay in the States, do whatever it takes to get in, and have to pay for the education, rather than uprooting your life, going to a foreign land, and starting from scratch. Additionally, you won't have as many headaches in the future with licensing! If anybody wants to contact me about school in Germany, go right ahead. Now maybe somebody can help me. I am only in my second semester, and would like some feedback from some further along the path of medicine. I have done a lot of research and acquired a lot of practical experience in medicine, and have only found one area of medicine I remotely enjoy - pediatrics. My dilemma lies in the fact that I now fully realize that I love the babies and children more than the actual science and medicine. I really find that I don't have a genuine interest in the science. Sure, I love the fact and thought of helping babies and children, yet........ I'm wondering if I am missing something here? Are there others out there who feel the same way? Is it normal to not be to keen and gung ho about all the science, and just look at it as something you have to do ...? Or do you just become immune to the science after a while..? Am interested in hearing your responses!