Originally Posted by jayceheathman
My brother is a junior in medical school and wants to be a psychiatrist because they get pretty good pay and normal 8 to 5 hours. He thought at first he wanted to become one of the filthy rich doctors that do surgery all the time but he has now realized he cant stand surgery because of the hours they have. He had to show up at the hospital at 6am and his shift ended at noon the following day. He is now in the OB/GYN portion of med school and cant wait for it to get over. He said that one girl weighed 350 pounds and they had to play "find the vagina." haha Then he said another lady came in with warts that they had to burn off with a laser.
Yeah everyone jokes and says 'oho you wanna be a gynaecologist?'. They don't realise that what you see are the nasty ones. I'm thinking about going into oncology, because I'm very interested in cancer genetics in terms of research, and I think I have good mentality for the rigors of that specialty. It's not a pretty one, but you can do a lot of good.