I'm currently a freshman in college and I'm having second thoughts about pursuing a career in medicine. While there are some premeds out there who are unaware of the med school debt/decreasing reimbursements/malpractice/paperwork/long hours/etc, I understand these problems somewhat because I've read many threads on SDN and read about these issues elsewhere.In addition to this, I come from a family where pretty much every single person is doctor except my parents and a few others. After seeing that many of my family members are making good money, I was inspired and realized that I should work hard and become doctors just like them. Before any of you jump to conclusions and accuse me of "chasing the dollar" and entering medicine just for the money, please understand that I actually have a genuine interest for medicine. I am not expecting any extravagant lifestyle and would be content becoming a primary care doctor who earns 150k-160k. However I've recently realized that many of my family members who are doctors or are currently studying to become doctors, never had any debt. Many of them studied medicine in a foreign country and came here when doctors were paid extremely well. They had no debt to worry about because education wasn't too expensive there and lived great lifestyles here because they were paid so well. In addition, many of my cousins who are currently in the process of becoming doctors don't have to worry about medical school debt because their parents are doctors and are willing to fully pay their debt. Most of them are currently in residency right now and I see them having a great time because they have no debt worries and some are even getting married soon. If I was to become a doctor I would be the only member of my family who has to pay for it all by myself. My parents make a decent amount of money but not really that much and they want me to make the right choices and be better off than they are. I keep telling them that there are some disadvantages in becoming a doctor but they dont listen to me and they continue telling me to become a doctor because its such a great field. I'm really having second thoughts about it because I know I wont have such a great lifestyle compared to my other family members. I'm really confused sometimes because I don't know if I really want to be a doctor. After taking a course in economics and watching the economic crisis I have been really interested in business/finance/accounting type jobs. I have no one to ask advice from because all my family members will say medicine is great because they never had any debt, there will be other people who say medicine isn't worth it, and I can't count on my parents. What do you guys say about this? I apologize if this is a little bit too long but I have been really thinking a lot about this lately.