Well Phission, you could not pay me enough to go to med school. 12-13 years of school to work in a profession that keeps getting a pay cut is not for me. I will stick with being a nurse where I know it stays about even and I don't have to work all the time. Call starts to suck after a while. I have been in medicine for 10 years now and Docs make good money, but your on call a lot and I don't want that. Not to mention I hear a lot of them complaining about pay cuts from medicare and the insurance reimbursements. Then your forced to work even more to make the same money you used to make. Unless of course you go into the few remaining good paying spots or you become a plastic surgeon (All cash business). Even the ones that I know of working in the areas still getting reimbursed a pretty penny for their services (interventional radiology) You know the guy that does the heart caths, still work 6-7 days a week. I knew a nurse who dated one. He made about a million a year and had a lot of nice things, but she said he was ALWAYS working. 6-7 days a week and coming home late every day. To me had no home life. They are no longer together. He did buy her a Mercedes with cash and took her nice places, but normally he worked very very very long hours and was on call a very lot. So good luck.
Our semester just ended and I am out for three weeks. Classes start again on the 18th. I never do the assigned reading. I find it a waste of time. I know most of the BS anyway and if you learn how to take the tests you can figure out the answers. I am a firm believer in the professors should TEACH YOU, that is what they paid to do. Not tell you to read the book. That burns me up when they say read the book. I think to myself, learn to teach that is your profession. In the real world you can always look something up, school is just a formality. I already know how to do the job I want to do so school is really just a formality for me. I have always worked in the OR as a surgical tech and I want to be an OR nurse, something I have done already anyway. The only part I have not done is the paperwork piece because I am not a nurse and every place is different and you learn to do that at your facility anyway.
Any who Good luck with your 12-13 years of school to become a Doctor.