If you dropped out or failed out of medical school for whatever reason, what would you do as a second favorite career? And if you can, choose something that isn't a physician lol
1) If all this is just for fun and not meant to be realistic, then I'll pick pro surfer or other pro athlete because why not.If you dropped out or failed out of medical school for whatever reason, what would you do as a second favorite career? And if you can, choose something that isn't a physician lol
Law enforcement, specifically fbi
phd - tenured, full professor
High school health teacher but just so I could coach sports
1) If all this is just for fun and not meant to be realistic, then I'll pick pro surfer or other pro athlete because why not.
2) However, if this is supposed to be realistic, I'll try to offer some practical advice:
If you want a similar kind of "professional" job (there's probably a better term to describe this), then do your best to finish your MD. An MD even without completing a residency will likely help open doors to similar kinds of "professional" jobs. For example, depending on how you sell it, it could look good to have an MD if you want to apply for an MBA at a good business school. With an MD and MBA from a good business school, you could do lots of things. For example, you could join a consulting firm like Accenture in their health division. You could become a hospital admin (join the dark side) and make great money. Lots of options.
If you don't want a "professional" kind of a job, or if you have failed out of med school, but you still want a relatively high paying job with good hours, then computer programming (and related fields) is still a good option (assuming you like the work). Try to work for a medical research related company or institution. For example, I have a friend who is a self-taught programmer who works for Craig Venter's Human Longevity making great money for a programmer with great hours (a lot better than almost any physician). That's something someone with some medical knowledge could transition into as well.
If you don't want a "professional" kind of a job, or if you have failed out of med school, but you still want something in medicine or health care, then you could try to be a nurse (RN), then become a CRNA, and get great pay and have a great lifestyle. Probably as much money (or more) as many PCPs in general. But if you're willing to go to undesirable areas, or join a CRNA run group (yes these exist), then you can even make as much as some anesthesiologists make (surprising but true).
Sorry, I didn't mean to ruin the fun! I just wasn't sure if you were asking because you're thinking of leaving med school, or more just for fun.Huh this took a serious turn but that's really sound advice! I had no idea programmers can make good money. Becoming a programmer probably takes a long time I'm assuming?
all around answer winner:
high school English teacher
more or less realistic:
maybe Spanish teacher, Spanish translator, cultural anthropologist, sexologist, community theater actress (not porn guys, leaked home sex tapes don't count)