Next semester, I'm taking the MCATs, and the following summer I'm going to be applying. I plan on still taking the MCAT, but right now I'm running thoughts through my head of whether I still want to go to med school or not. I'm surrounded by friends who are in business who will be having good salaries after they graduate and are able to have a good amount of free time during the school year (going out on Thursday nights, having a week now and then with little or no homework), and I guess their attitude is starting to affect me. Even though these guys may be working up to 60-80 hours a week, it seems that they'll be making a good bit of money in the meantime. My dad is going to retire after I graduate college, so that means I'll have to loan a lot of money, try to go for a Ph.D. program, or somehow get financial aid. However, that's not too big of a deal if I successfully become an MD. Plus, I'm already busting my ass right now, and I'm starting to get burned out (I'm a jr). So, I guess the point is that, during med school, do the students actually get to enjoy free time? I'm used to studying a lot each night during the week, but I'm interested in how med students spend their free time, if any, and how often these opportunities arise. There are a few good reasons (to me) that I would want to have some free time in med school. Any thoughts?