well, unless you want to be a horrible doctor.
count on studying daily for at least 10 years after graduating medical school.
i can't even comment at this point if you are interested in a fellowship
there's way too much information to know in order to be a 'good' attending physician, much more than what you learn in medical school and residency. hell, i don't even think i'll be comfortable making MD decisions for at least a few more years.
i've sorta been slacking in the first few months of residency, seeing how much i can practice with the knowledge base i have. don't get me wrong, i've studied a ton, but not nearly what i did in medical school (i.e. before board prep) and certainly not what i'm capable of.
i realized that i'm going to be studying daily for a long time today, and it's just another thing you should know before starting med school and if you're currently in med school.