Haha. Alright, I'm going to introduce myself before going on my inquiry-rampage. I only started college a couple of months ago, but I'm trying to research a couple of careers just to see what I may possibly be interested in future. I'm currently in a pharmacy program, but I'm not sure about it. I'm also interested in medicine-I think the kind of knowledge and background employed in medicine really interests me and the fact that work revolves around people. I have a couple of annoying questions if any of you may be willing to kindly answer. 1.As mothers, future mothers, or women in general, you probably know that you will need time in the future for a family. I hear about people quitting their pre-medical studies/etc. because the job requires long hours and gets frustrating. However, I've also read on this forum and others that some women work part-time and found their careers to be very satisfying. Are the hours in medicine a really huge object? 2.Why did you pick medicine? Like what do you look forward to in a career? 3.I want a career in which I can ultimately be happy to go to work. I know every career eventually gets boring and routine, but what really attracts me to medicine are the academic subjects involved in it. Is that just a "pre-med" fantasy or do some of you really like the work involved in what you do? I'm pretty much the kind of person that likes to learn something and be able to apply it somewhere. That's why even though I was considering a career in higher ed (like a P.Ed) or something, I just don't feel like I can apply any particular academic subject in what I do. That's why I am considering medicine or pharmacy. In addition, I think having the knowledge of a physician/pharmacist, etc. there are eventually a lot of opportunities available (ie: writing for newspaper, medical corresponding, etc.) Have any of you looked for other ways to use the background needed for a health professional? That's all I'm going to ask now. I'd really appreciate some honest answers. I'm having a little bit of an emotionally distressful time in college for a variety of reasons, so I'm just trying to see what I may or may not be interested in, even though I won't be certain until a few more years. Thank You.