So in my small discussion group there are 8 of us and a physician. 7 of the students are traditional (no more than 1 yr out of ugrad) and then there's me. During our first discussion, we went around the table and introduced ourselves and included what field of medicine we thought we wanted to go into. More than half the students said they didn't know and the other 3 (?) gave wishy washy answers. When it came to be my turn, the doc said to me "I'll bet you know exactly what you want to do." Well, it's true. I was surprised by the lack of specific interests from the other students, but also surprised that the doc would expect me to be certain of mine. Is it because nontrads have, as a rule, had more time to think about career paths? Or that specific events in our lives prompted the decision to pursue medicine? What do y'all think?