Hello, I am currently pre-med and I am recently in a dilemma. I love health care, I have always wanted to help people out. i love the contact and interaction with people, and I want to do something to help them out. I love the feel of it. I shadow two doctors and volunteer with three nurses. And overall any of it would make me happy. But while I love it I do not want it to be my entire life. I want to be able to go to my job enjoy and love it and then be able to go home and do what I please. I want to do this comfortably and this is why I am beginning to think medical school is not for me. The matter is (from what I understand) although PA's follow underneath physicians that there are an increasing amount of PA's that are being offered partnerships. Is this true? Has anyone else dealt with this dilemma and what are the pros and cons to MD and PA? Has anyone that has done this regret it? I also want to be able to have the freedom in my health care career to travel to other countries and do doctors w/o borders, red cross (whatever the programs are) with this being said which would be the better direction to go? And last, my advsor told me that you need at least 2000+ hours of experience (which could be volunteering or shadowing) is this true? If so how in the heck do I do this? I mean that is a full time job almost if I only have (or am getting) a degree in biomed science? Sorry for all the long questions.