I really want to be a dr, so every chance I get I'll talk to drs and ask them about med school and things like that. Well, one day I had a drs appointment with my pediatrician(actually I have several because there are a lot of drs in one office) and it turned out to be one I'd never had before. it was a female so i thought,"I'll ask her some questions, she's a women she can tell me what it was like for her". i got a TOTALLY different response. Okay, I'm younger then your traditional college student, so when she finds out I'm starting college she says,"If I were you I would not go into medicine, you probably won't be able to handle it, your too young". I was inwardly appauled but kindly asked why she would give me that advice.it turned out she was 21 when she went to school and she barely handeled it herself. I think that Just because she barely got through doesn't mean I will. Plus she has a daughter my age(you know how that goes)Anyways she was extremely insistent about this the entire visit. I couldn't believe it!! When she first came in she mentioned how intelligent and thoughtful I seemed, then when she hears college she's like no way! It's people like that who make me even MORE determined to keep going. I'll meet a lot of negative people along the way(to med school), but I'm not going to let their opinions affect me. i like my usual ped. a lot better. He went to UF's COM and undergrad and has only been practicing for 6yrs. He was always really nice and gave me a lot of good advice, never anything negative.Anyone else ever been treated like this?? Anyone ever thought you were crazy?