Thinking of quitting after a very bad rotation

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Being in medicine (currently 3 year) i am feeling its not what i taught it would be. Doctors fighting eachother, Bullying of collegues and superiority complexes. Before doing medicine i graduated as a pharmacist with a masters. In my country there is no work for Pharmacists (only part time jobs or maybe 1 job ever 6months) an you are very underpaid. So i decided to use my skills in medicine. However what im seeing on 3rd year is that many doctors are very rude, bigheaded and dont respect others opinions (mind you i met some great Docs too :))) )

However seeing people dying like everyday and the huge amounts of medical error im giving up of continuing. i feel depressed by what i see.

when i get out from that hell hole i feel great again. so its clearly the work environment.

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Endeavor to persevere, my friend. MOST of us have felt the same way at some point. You obviously have the brains to have made it through the first 2+ years so you're clever enough to find a coping mechanism that works for you..it just might take a bit.
Quit now = hate yourself for it forever. Grind it out for another year and get your MD, then if you still hate it do something else. An MD who never did a residency is infinitely more employable than a guy who quit pharm just so he could quit med school.

If you have to be a quitter, at least be a Dr. Quitter.
 
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many workplaces are full of toxic people, especially if there's room for upwards mobility

just sayin. cuz if u quit I guarantee you will see the exact same thing elsewhere
 
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I went into psych to avoid that BS. Radiology, pathology, PM&R, and a few of the outpatient speciaties allow you to not suffer on the daily from things like this
 
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Go into Neurology - a specialty with one of the best job markets and income potential. No other field had the demand of a neurologist. Everyone will need and respect you!
 
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Being in medicine (currently 3 year) i am feeling its not what i taught it would be. Doctors fighting eachother, Bullying of collegues and superiority complexes. Before doing medicine i graduated as a pharmacist with a masters. In my country there is no work for Pharmacists (only part time jobs or maybe 1 job ever 6months) an you are very underpaid. So i decided to use my skills in medicine. However what im seeing on 3rd year is that many doctors are very rude, bigheaded and dont respect others opinions (mind you i met some great Docs too :))) )

However seeing people dying like everyday and the huge amounts of medical error im giving up of continuing. i feel depressed by what i see.

when i get out from that hell hole i feel great again. so its clearly the work environment.

Don't quit. But practicing isn't for everyone. Maybe a nonclinical career after graduation?
 
many workplaces are full of toxic people, especially if there's room for upwards mobility

just sayin. cuz if u quit I guarantee you will see the exact same thing elsewhere
Agreed. Doctors are people, too. Plenty of annoying, immature adults to be found in this world. If you expect doctors to be kinder or more gentle than any other type of professional, I can see how you'd be disappointed.

It could also be your location. I'm at a small community hospital and haven't had a bad experience with a preceptor yet.
 
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