lmay0001

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I love medicine but lifestyle is important. i know i will love working as a doctor but i need my time off. when i work too much i get over stressed. On the otherhand Pharmacy is just boring and depressing. im thorn on what to do ?? i want to be a doctor but i want a life too. Im human afterall and everyone needs time off to relax
 

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On the otherhand Pharmacy is just boring and depressing.
You could have all the time in the world to relax, but if you find pharm ( or your job in general) "boring and depressing" I can guarantee you still won't be happy. I'm confused though, you're status says "medical student," are you in med school and thinking this? Or was that just a mistake?
 
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lmay0001

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You could have all the time in the world to relax, but if you find pharm ( or your job in general) "boring and depressing" I can guarantee you still won't be happy. I'm confused though, you're status says "medical student," are you in med school and thinking this? Or was that just a mistake?
basically i applied to medical school but im getting quite alot of negativity about the profession from residents. hence im considering changing over
 

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I love medicine but lifestyle is important. i know i will love working as a doctor but i need my time off. when i work too much i get over stressed. On the otherhand Pharmacy is just boring and depressing. im thorn on what to do ?? i want to be a doctor but i want a life too. Im human afterall and everyone needs time off to relax
You will have the option to pick a specialty with defined hours/ shift work, like Emergency Med or Hospitalist. But you'd still have to get through a residency program to qualify.
 

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I wouldn't advise pharmacy to anyone. Look up how over saturated it is right now. It's almost like law.


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I love medicine but lifestyle is important. i know i will love working as a doctor but i need my time off. when i work too much i get over stressed. On the otherhand Pharmacy is just boring and depressing. im thorn on what to do ?? i want to be a doctor but i want a life too. Im human afterall and everyone needs time off to relax
da fuq

You just answered your own question.
 

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We are back to this already? At least you finally learned how to spell pharmacy.
 

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Look into the Physician Assistant profession. Just... don't ask on this forum (e.g. "MD or PA????") I'd consider looking at that. Once when I was a premed, I shadowed one and he had a negative view on it. So I went premed. However, if I shadowed someone that actually loved the profession, I could have gone PA instead of MD. That isn't to say I regret my decision; I love being a physician. However, I love the sacrifices I make and I have a fantastic, supportive girlfriend whom is a physician herself.

If you're a type of person that wants a 9-5 job in medicine with good pay, look into it. There is so much more than Pharmacy, Physician, and RN. More autonomy is being passed onto other professionals.
 
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JustaDO

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basically i applied to medical school but im getting quite alot of negativity about the profession from residents. hence im considering changing over
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And here I thought you finished your first year. Lies must be hard to keep track of.