Recently I have been seriously considering the demanding lifestyle of MDs. I wouldn't mind so much training if it would invariably lead to 80+ hr. weeks until I retire. Is working part-time realistic both professionally and financially? I would be willing to take a reasonable pay cut as long as I can still pay my loans off I'd love to pursue an MD degree but I'm seriously considering PA school just because I don't want to not ever have children or even a dog! Has anyone heard of anyone who has been able to find a better balance between lifestyle and career?