Medical school is four years long and you forever feel like you are at the bottom of the food chain. The feeling never goes away even when you finish fourth year medical school and theoretically know as much as you will as a medical student. But something happens as soon as you get that medical diploma during your graduation ceremony, it is almost like you become responsible the minute you are given that diploma. When you finally get that diploma, it is a surreal feeling and you cannot believe that it is finally over… or that it has finally started.
When you think back to four years ago, you remember all of the highlights from big exams that you passed to awesome experiences with your classmates to achieving your dream. Four years go by so quickly and when it is all over, you think back to whether or not you would do it over again. Everyone asks this question of themselves and although I cannot answer for everyone else, I do know that I would do it again in a heartbeat. I take in all of the “bad” and all of the “good” of medical school but the good easily outweighs the bad. For me, pursuing Medicine was never about making a lot of money or the prestige, but it was an unrelenting dream and I could never see myself pursuing anything else. So for me, of course I would do medical school all over again.
I yearn to learn more and learning helps to drive me to do better and better. Medical school helped to quench that yearn.
Basically, what I am saying is that you need to figure out what is your calling and go after it. If it is Medicine then go 110% but recognize if Medicine is not what you yearn for. Many of us will push ourselves to pursue something that we actually do not wish to pursue. You owe it to yourself to devote your life to what you love doing. Your life will be miserable doing something just because and not because you actually wanted to do it. Be careful not to fall into that trap. Let me give you a real life example, would you marry someone just for the purpose of marrying someone or would you rather find someone that you want to truly commit to for the rest of your life? It is the same idea with Medicine or whatever you decide to pursue.