Medical school is hard. While most of the subjects are not overwhelmingly difficult, the true challenge lies in the VOLUME of the material, not the material itself.
It also depends largely on your own intellect, maturity, dedication, emotional health, study skills, and academic preparation. Deficits in any of these areas can (um, WILL) make medical school infinitely more difficult, and even impossible in some cases.
Not everyone can be a doctor. It is a lot of work, and to think otherwise before you start medical school is simply foolish. Negative people and comments should be avoided, but so should people who are simply there to blow sunshine up your bottom. The best advice that I have received (from my Mom, actually) regarding medical school? "Yes, it is hard. But you can do hard things."
If you can do hard things, and you have the raw materials to make it through medical school, then go for it. If you don't, or you are not willing to work for something, then don't waste your time.
Last edited by devildoc8404; 09-18-2010 at 03:15 PM.
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