Hi Everyone, So I'm a medical student just finishing up a year of doing GI research. I'm taking my boards (Step 1) coming up. Before coming into medical school I didn't really have a direction of what I wanted to do with my career but since after college (I took a year off) I decided I wanted to do Academic GI. I was diagnosed with IBD and it took a big turn on my life. I lost 35lbs and I took a year off before coming to school. I went through scopes and treatment and I definitely feel better. When I talk to patients about their troubles, I really feel that I know the troubles that the patient is going through and I can't tell you how much I enjoy it- especially talking to young adults about their condition. I know I will see things that I might fall in love with but I definitely feel like I have a calling. Just didn't know your thoughts. If you know of other people that might have a similar story and how they ended up? Thanks for the input.