TUP wrote:tesoro wrote:confusedball wrote:Say I'm in the top 20% at a T14 or TT school and land myself a biglaw job. How hard is it to keep that job? I've heard attrition rates as high as 50% by third year? Is it true? Are these lateral moves or lay-offs? I'd imagine with the glut we have now, it would be even harder to find a non-biglaw position after a stint at biglaw since those other spots (like government work) are just as coveted now.
I agree with the above posters re: the above. The thing most of us are stressing, though, is if you go into the medical profession you don't have to play these games. You don't need to analyze the percentages, worry about securing top top grades at top top school, or worry about attrition from a BigLaw job. If you pass your classes at med school, you will have a job. Always.
Med students still agonize over grades and reviews on their rotations. Everyone wants to be a sub-specialist and few want to wind up as a PCP. Ambitious, competitive people are rarely satisfied.
In addition, in medicine, some specialities are much harder to get into than others, as are some residencies. There is still a lot of fierce competition, it juts manifests itself differently.