Since first year of med school I've always thought I'd be an OB/GYN. I loved the material, and I was passionate about the field. But recently seeds of doubt have been sewn. I loved my OB rotation, but one of the attendings I worked with (an REI specialist) asked what I wanted to do, and I told him OB/GYN. He shook his head and looked at the OB/GYN resident working with us, "it's too late for you, but he's still a med student, I've still got time to convince him!" He would spend our OR time together attempting to talk me out of going into his field. "Don't do it, Victor! Go into anaesthesiology! That's what I'd do if I could." I just finished my internal medicine rotation (which I had a great time in), and was invited by my attending to his house for a Christmas dinner party. At the party, three attendings (two internists and one anaethesiologist) spent about an hour trying to talk me out of OB/GYN. "Victor, if you were my brother or my son, I would never let you go into OB/GYN", my preceptor told me. "It's just not a good field. Look, medicine is like a mountain, and you're at the bottom of the mountain right now, and you can't tell which paths are easiest to the top. We're standing at the top and we can see all the paths from our vantage point, and we're telling you, OB/GYN is not a good field." One of the other attendings used to be an OB/GYN, but switched out to internal medicine. They all cited the malpractise as their #1 gripe against the field. "But but...I've heard that tort reform..." I tried to counter. "Oh, you young naive med student", they would say, or something to that effect. Then they'd bring up all that stuff about you being legally liable to any child you deliver until they are age 18. "You'll be de facto working for an insurance company, they will take all your money". Can so many attendings be wrong? On the one hand, I shouldn't let other people tell me what I should do, but on the other hand, is it not being hard-headed to ignore the advice of so many attendings? I've not heard other specialties getting such strong reactions from attendings trying to convince med students otherwise.