does being a doctor have to be my own decision and why do I have to be so dedicated to the health of others?

To be honest I'm looking for a career with a good job outlook and good pay. But after meeting a father of a medical student today, I told him I wanted to be a doctor because my dad wants me to but he told me I probably won't be a medical student. Why not? I have good grades (4 A's and a B), about to shadow my family physician, start my own club and get into research.

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You need to be very dedicated to spend over 80 hours a week in class, laboratory, study, and clinical work under high pressure circumstances for four years of medical school and several years of residency... More
Answered By: ownpool - 11/1/2012
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Its part of the job
Answered By: tarah - 11/1/2012
If that's the reason, you won't be dedicated and/or will burn out quickly during your 80 hour weeks
Answered By: Hawkeyesrule - 11/2/2012
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