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intangible

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The ROR on a medical degree is not worth it if you want to make money. There are easier, less physically, mentally and emotionally straining careers that are a lot more lucrative in that respect.

I don't think you have to be a saint to earn an MD, but I do think that you should have your priorities in line.
 

Spector1

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I think there are a lot of students who pursue premed because of that or prestige. That said many of those won't make it through the premed track and fewer through med school
 

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I am reminded of circulus vitios who was very focused on earning potential.
I like science and helping people is cool, but I'm going into this with the intent of making as much money as possible without doing anything shady/unethical/illegal.
and who thought helping people as a volunteer was a soul crushing waste of time:
I volunteered in a hospital for about 50 hours. It was a monumental waste of time. I learned nothing, did nothing, and hated it. It showed me absolutely nothing about 'whether or not medicine is for me' -- that was why I shadowed.
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Then...
... Passed first block, failing second block because I can't motivate myself to study.
and finally
Ended up dropping out. Sucks to flush one semester of tuition/COL down the drain, but whatever.
When last heard from, he was studying to be admitted to an accounting program.
 

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