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kpzr/9145 wrote: Yes I would be concerned about the debt burden!
Please listen to those who are cautioning you against your chosen path.
Maybe yours are older now so perhaps it will be easier for you.
I saw what my co-residents with young children went through, and believe me, I am very grateful that my life worked out differently!
What I've come to realize is that the best advice I get is from people who are leaving a very demanding career for medical school. I've found that people whose first real job was as a Resident don't have enough general life experience to draw upon as far as advice about work/life balance is concerned. Sure they can tell me all about how demanding med school/residency is, but they have no idea that there are PLENTY of other VERY demanding professional careers on the same level as medicine as far as time away from family and other issues are concerned.
oldmedstud wrote: But people who offer this advice are offering advice in general.....they have no idea of my particular issues and circumstances. Of course, why would they? Over and over again it is the issues of money and children.