Meh...I've said my piece. Law> Medicine to society in the long run.
I disagree with this. Priority-wise health always supersedes legal security. I would rather go to jail and live than be free and be dead.
Law is a human construct and serves a peripheral function, whilst medicine deals with intrinsic questions of life and how to improve it.
My advice to OP would be to stay in med school, unless you really hate it and are able to get 172+ on the LSAT.
Wrong. Law is of fundamental necessity to human society; without it, conventional medicine and agricultural control would likely not be able to develop anywhere near the levels of proficiency they enjoy today. Furthermore, medicine is no less a human construct than law is, so that differentiation seems to rest on a preconceived, albeit false, notion.
In sum, medicine and agriculture necessitate some type of law in order to develop, not the other way around. Law> Medicine.
Edit: Here's a quick way to see what I'm getting at: take away law from society and what do you get? Anarchic friction, disorder, lack of standards, lack of security, and hence, a stifling of progress and development. Take away medicine from society and what do you get? At worst, so far, the Black Death, but does society die out? NO, it remains, unlike what happens if law is removed. Hence, preserving the law supersedes preserving medicine. Medicine needs law to flourish; law does not need medicine.
Also, think about the American Revolution (for example): did the colonists have
to revolt and risk their lives for independence? They knew full well that war with Britain could very well result in death, yet they still pursued the ideals expressed in the Dec. of Independence. There are things that are more important than just preserving life because without such things (e.g., liberty), life would not necessarily be worth living. To state that "health always supersedes legal security" is a statement that either completely misunderstands (or simply does not understand) the American Revolution, or betrays an accurate understanding.