maybe its just me, but any med students (including people on SDN), interns, residents, and practicing attendings that talk to me about starting medical school this fall have nothing but negative insights about the profession. stuff like "medicine isnt what it used to be, lots of surgeons and physicians go bankrupt due to malpractice and high insurance, the patient/doctor relationship is terrible now with the patient constantly having mistrust of the doctor, hmos pay a third less for procedures then doctors used to get paid a decade ago, mcdonalds employees get paid more per hour then you do in residency, med school results in no social life, stress, insane course loads, ect." and the most annoying of all "if i were to do it again, i would definetly not go into medicine" from guys that are younger then M4s. i'm totally sick of this attitude. only half of the people applying for med school get in so lots of people wish they were in our spots. if you dont want to be in this profession then quit and give someone else a chance. obviously it must be a demanding process to master medicine and obviously not every aspect of this 7 plus year process wont be perfect and pleasant. so stop b*tching about it and say something positive for once.