Ok guys. So now that I'm into a school, not my top choice but by gum an accredited American Medical School, the true overwhelming reality of this has started to hit me. Next year we're gonna have to go and cut up dead bodies and cram our heads full of tons and tons of information. Then we're going to enter a program as essentially endentured servants, and get ground down with 80- hour work weeks. Then we'll enter into a practice without (hopefuly) too much malpractice overhead or insurance regulation of what you can and cannot do to help heal your patients. AND WE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PEOPLE'S LIVES AND WELL-BEING!!!!!! So I guess what I want to know is, how do we approach this now? Where do we draw inspiration from? What does it mean to be a physician, to heal the human body, the human mind, the human emotions, the human spirit even? And how in the hell are we going to pay for it? I need some support, because all the people I know are falling back on cliches and similes, and it doesn't help. What do y'all feel? Hopefully something good will come out of this discussion. Best to y'all.