It's 2 years of bookwork, 2 years of sort of chill rotations (I believe), and then 4 years of residency. Supposedly the four years of med school itself are comparatively chill since it's mainly pass/fail and seems like it'd be easier, at least hours wise, than biglaw. Residency would suck, but at least there's a light at the end of the tunnel, unlike in law. A lot of doctors seem to have reasonable hours post-residency, while lawyers seem to work long hours for life.A. Nony Mouse wrote:I don't know, I would absolutely hate to try to pull off the all-nighters of residency or whatever it is even in my 30s compared to in my 20s. You can choose not to do biglaw and avoid those hours, but you can't avoid them in medicine. They just get harder as you get older.
Also medical training is so lonnnnng. Starting over in your thirties to train for so long would suck (3 years of law school is nothing).
Not saying anyone in their 30s can't/shouldn't go to med school, but I do think it would be a much tougher road than law school.
I thought law school was a ton of fun though, especially compared to working and I had lots and lots of free time in law school. I barely did any work and still did relatively well. Now I have very little free time in comparison. I think any kind of professional school would be more enjoyable for me than working, so the four years in med school might seem like fun to me. Plus your life post residency would probably be much more manageable than in law.
But, If I could go back in time, I wouldn't do either, to be honest.