I am a current pre-med sophomore. Lately I have been reconsidering my decision to go to med school in favor of becoming an nurse practitioner. I am getting a degree in Public Health, I am an EMT, and right now I have a 3.8 gpa. I am really interested in medicine to help patients, and as corny as it sounds, making a difference. Making diagnostic decisions is important to me but I'm worried about the issues of malpractice insurance, dealing with managed care etc. In addition, the physicians I've spoken with sounded quite bitter about the short amount of time they now spend with patients and how it hurts the doctor-patient relationship. I am interested in primary care, the money and time spent in school aren't really factors for me. I don't want to be a doctor for the money, and I'm weird and enjoy school. Help!! I need advice about what you guys think I should do. MD or NP?? Thanks!