Sorry for a double post but I wanted the opinion of both PharmD's and MD's. Here is the story: I graduated from medical school in May, but did not apply for residency. I have mixed feelings about if I even want to practice medicine. I loved the first two years of medical school but hated the last two for the most part. I really don't enjoy H&P's. To tell you the truth I don't even get motivated by physical diagnosis for the most part unless the patient has a very interesting illness or any type of cancer. Although I started studying for step 3 and enjoy studying medicine a lot. I'm fascinated by studying medicine but not by practicing it. So what am I supposed to do with my life?? Lately I have been talking to the pharmacy school and also to the pharmacology PhD people. Since I love biochemistry and pharmacology a PharmD seems like the best option. I am very detail oriented and love mechanisms. I thought I wanted to do pathology but eliminated that after some elective rotations. I definitely don't want to do surgery, ob, peds or psych. So that leaves me with IM, rads, or gas. But I didn't even do elective rotations in any of these my 4 th year so I don't know how to go about even trying to see if I would like these specialites. I'm shut out of clinical work because I'm not insured by any form of malpractice. I am 26 now. Would start pharmacy school at 27. Complete the program by age 30 or 31 depending on if it takes me 3 or 4 years. My question is what should I do? PharmD or continue with medicine. I really am not happy doing H&Ps, presenting patients, etc. So will it get better in residency or should I assume that it's time to walk away. I am also concerned with money and time. salary of $100K with PharmD plus paying for 4 more years of school vs potential for a lot more. For those of you who love biochemistry, drug mechanisms, and the like would you do a residency even with all my dislikes of medical management, physical diagnosis, etc if you were in my position or go to pharmacy school? I would appreciate your insight.