Is Being a Doctor Overrated?

Do you ever wonder if becoming a doctor is overhyped? The decision to pursue medicine is not one to be taken lightly. It’s a long, arduous path, not only with tremendous financial cost, but also sacrifices to work-life balance, opportunity cost, and countless other compromises.

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00:52 – How to Navigate the Conflicting Advice
01:47 – Is Being a Doctor Overhyped?
02:04 – Status & Respect
03:07 – Money & Wealth
05:16 – Desire to Help Others
05:55 – Why Being a Doctor is Awesome
06:17 – Autonomy & Intellectual Stimulation
07:42 – Job Security & Pay
08:24 – Expansive Opportunities
09:10 – How to Cap the Downside and Maximize the Upside

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