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medical career? 
10th-Mar-2010 03:12 pm
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Hi everyone :)
I am a undergrad freshman, and I am looking into possible career choices. I know that I am interested in healthcare, but I am not sure as to what kind of healthcare I would like to go into. Also, I am intimidated by the idea of medical school and becoming a doctor. Is medical school extremely stressful? And do doctors really have no time for lives of their own? I have thought about becoming a nurse, particularly a certified nurse midwife, but everyone tells me that if i am going to go into the medical field, I should not underestimate myself and be intimidated by the workload and stress involved with becoming a doctor.

I have also been told that if I were to pursue a career as a doctor, and decided I didnt like it, or failed at it, I could easily go into nursing. I was also told that this does not apply the other way around. Is this true? How did you know that a career as a doctor was right for you, and that you could handle it?

Any insight is really appreciated :)
Thank you.

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