I have always loved to take care of patients. I've loved internal medicine since my first year of medical school. But now,i am questioning if this is the right profession for me. WHY: Because the long rounds drive me crazy..We always have like 12-14 patients in our census but by the 5-8 patient, i am completely lost. My mind wonders everywhere and i lose interest. Table rounds take like 3hrs and walk rounds an extra 1-2hrs and this drives me nuts. After rounds, i feel so tired and uninterested. I just wonder how the interns and residents go back immediately to start writing notes and putting-in orders after these grueling rounds..I..because this could be me next year should i make a wrong decision now.... My question is-Is this experience unique to me or does everyone experience this frustration as a 3rd yr med student? If its is, then Internal medicine may not be for me. I have tried lots of time to talk myself out of IM but i just can't. I can't find anyother profession i could enjoy since i really love patient care and hope to specialize someday.. Please any advice/suggestions will be greatly appreciated Thanks..