@kluge: You think I want to be a doctor because of the title? Sorry man, even if it was called something else I would still do it because I love medicine. Unfortunately, I realize what it takes later than sooner, but oh well. If people wanted to be happy by just being "productive members of society", there are plenty of other easier, and quicker routes of achieving that. People become doctors because they like medicine. I am one of those people. Of course family, friends, and positive personal values are important, and I am thankful to have good friends, good values, and hopefully later a good family. Becoming a doctor allows me to practice medicine and allows me to feel fulfilled and content with my life - its not the only thing, as you said, friends, family, and my own values also help me achieve that contentment, this is just a part of it. If that is hard for you or anyone else to understand, or if its wrong for me to feel this way then so be it.
- I can raise my gpa by more than .6 if I transfer and do an extra year of UG.
- I can do a post bac.
- Im taking some time off after graduation to do other things.
I have a game plan, I just need the courage to put it into practice. All of you can easily tell me to look into other career options because everyone is either in med school or going to be. You actually don't know how hard it is to let go of something the further it slips away from you, so don't act like you know what im going through, because you don't. Don't tell me what is or isn't a realistic career for me based off a number and some internet posts. You don't know me, none of you do so you shouldn't judge what I can and can't do. Please stop posting on this thread.
1) Im learning guitar, I like to hang out with friends, I like to read, I like to work out, I like to party (who doesn't?), I like to have fun, I like Oreos, I like swimsuit models (female…lol), I like movies, I like vodka + red bull with lime, I like beer, the list goes on of my "likes"…..but I really like medicine, any other careers out there better suited for that boss? No? Well then the only other thing I can think of is going to Mars, hows the job market for that?
2) Yea maybe if you read my entire post in context, you would read about my high school experience, how that shaped my college experience, and how I want to make up for all of that lost opportunity especially since everyone around me in my cultural circle was being successful at Ivy League schools but me. Maybe you should do that instead of just quoting and assuming boss.