I'm a second year student. During first year I had my struggles, but I generally enjoyed what I was learning and felt excited for the future. Slowly over the second semester things started changing for me and by the end of second semester I could barely read two sentences in my textbooks before having a full blown panic attack. I barely passed my classes. I always had the optimistic outlook that medicine would be my job (one I really enjoy and would be good at) but not let it consume my entire life. I could have picked another health care profession, finished school sooner, and I don't think I would have been unhappy in a different healthcare role. The thought of continuing three more years of this and three years of residency sickens me. Third semester has just started for me, I don't enjoy any of my classes and I am really unhappy being here. At this point I don't care about my student loans, my concern is that there's nothing I can do with a BS in biology and one year of medical school on my resume. Not sure if I would even consider going to another health program either as I am genuinely sick of academia.
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