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  1. Hi everyone, First of all, I want to apologize for not replying to your posts earlier. I haven't been on the forums for a while. I'd also like to apologize for bumping an old thread (in case there are people opposed to doing that). Thanks to everyone for taking the time to look at and reply to this thread. I appreciate every single post. And I am especially grateful to the readers/posters who have served in the military. A little update: I am on a one year loa (not exactly my choice). I go to therapy every week and am taking some anti-depressants. So far, I can say that the dru
  2. Thanks for the replies. "1 Works 10 days per month... she spends the rest of her time doing oils and playing with her grandchild. 1 Works 11 days in a row... then takes 3 days off then repseats the cycle (recent divorce so trying to pay off judgement). 1 works 2-5 days a month... then sails his boat up and down the cost for the rest of the month. 1 is a "Medical director" and does "admin" stuff from 9-5 (in reality she generally arrives at about 10:15 am and leaves for home at 2:20pm each day) and maintains a patient panel of about 20 patients to keep her clinical skills up
  3. NOTE: Please forgive any grammatical errors. I tried correcting them, but I'm sure some of them slipped through. ---- Um wow... thanks a lot to everyone who has taken the time to visit this thread and give some thought to my problem. I'll try to answer all of your questions as best as I can. First off, I go to a mainland US med school. It's on the east coast. Secondly, I recently found out that I failed the Step 1. The school is allowing me to take time off to re-study for it. I know why I failed. It's due to my state of mind during the summer of studying. I couldn't conce
  4. Found it. Thanks for letting me know. It'll definitely be worth watching. Edit: Just watched it. She pretty much summarizes how I feel while in med school, except she's a bit more positive about it.
  5. I was afraid of that. Thanks for your help.
  6. Thank you very much for this message. Though I disagree with you regarding the "hard part" - I have been holding my breath since first year that I will enjoy 3rd year. But I've only gotten more miserable as I have gained a more thorough insight into what being a doctor is like. Working terrible hours would not be a problem for me. When I worked before med school, I volunteered to take over the holiday hours as no body wanted those (in exchange for having time off later of course). I don't really have family to turn to, so holidays don't mean much to me. But do PA's at least have set nu
  7. Thanks for taking the time to help me out. I guess I will have to take the GRE at some point. I will be sure to investigate the credit transfer issue some more as I'd hate to have to retake anatomy. If anyone else can provide some answers, I'd really appreciate it. Also, I would love to hear from anyone is a former MD student or who knows someone who dropped out of medical school and subsequently headed to PA school.
  8. Hi everyone, I'll get straight to the point. I am a 3rd year medical student at a mainland US medical school. For a variety of reasons, I have gotten to the point where I'm sure that I no longer want to pursue this path to a career in medicine. After speaking to the dean, I have been granted a short leave to figure out what I need to do. He recommended researching the PA profession. Thus here I am. I have done a bit of research online and found some things out. But I still have a bunch of questions about the application process. 1. During my first two years, we had clinical
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