I hear a lot of people complain about the ridiculous workload and talk about getting to the reward of practice (here on SDN especially). If it's that burdensome, if you were able to wish yourself through medical school would you do so? You would finish with the grades and knowledge you would have if you did your *absolute* best through med school. What about residency? What about practice (just go straight to retirement-- the job is getting worse every day, you know!)? Is there anything you would really just "skip" if given the opportunity, or would you still be in for the entire ride? Keep in mind that you would age; think of it like blanking out in one breath and waking up whatever amount of years later the next.