Hi All, As the thread suggests I am currently a first year law student considering dropping out to pursue podiatry. As background, in undergrad I was pre-pod for some time. Took all of my required classes (except O-Chem), shadowed a pod etc. Ultimately life happened and I was sidetracked, ending up in law school for reasons that I fully admit were not the best. It may be a case of the grass is greener, but I am really regretting the decision to attend law school and am thinking of dropping out. I actually enjoy learning about the law and the material, but the employment situation is bleak and not looking to be any better. I am at a strong regional school, but not a "top school" and the prospect of coming out without a job is very real. As to why pursuing pod again, I love science and really miss that side of learning. I also feel called to a profession of helping people live better lives. Law as a profession does not give me that same feeling. I do not need to make a ton of money to be happy, but being able to live comfortably and pay off student debt is obviously something that is a factor. The prospect of getting a job itself is rough, much less one that would allow for comfortable life and paying off debt. I have committed to law for the rest of this semester and likely the summer. My main question is how would pod schools view dropping out of law school? I figure it will take two years before I can apply so I can take O-chem and study for the MCAT. This should give me more time to shadow/volunteer and build a strong application. My other question is what is the job market for new pods out there like? The one thing that would stink is investing the time and money in a career change to be wandering down the same path. I have no problem hustling or networking (you have to learn this quick in law school). Any links, websites or other material that would be helpful are greatly appreciated. I'll emphasize that I am in the planning stages right now. I in no way have decided one way or another. I am just trying to get some opinions and gather the information I can.