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- Dec 28, 2010
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I am 22 and will be entering my first year of medical school this fall and am getting a little nervous. Today a friend of mine who is currently in med school posted a video on facebook (I believe from KevinMD) that says the majority of physicians regret going to medical school (due to stress, debt etc.). I was wondering if a lot of current medical students, residents or attending physicians actually feel that way and figured this would be a good place to ask. If you could go back in time would you do it all over again?
I'd love to go back in time if I could relive the past three years with my memory intact but my age decreased by 3. So many things I would have done differently as I was so naive back then. It's hard to explain but basically having been in a school environment my whole life, my first clinical year really changed my perspective in life. Would I have made the same choice if I could see this vantage point entering high school? Probably...Sadly, there was nothing else marketable (math/physics, business, economics, coding, etc.) that I was very good at and inexplicably I latched onto Biology when it started building on itself. Medicine presents an opportunity for reasonably smart, balanced, but most importantly hard-working individuals to earn a very good living while actually making a difference (even if it sometimes seems subtle) in someone's life.