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  1. Which schools' FM residencies are more manageable? What's the structure at those programs?
  2. Are you in med school/residency/practicing? I've heard family med residency can be gruelling with lots of hours too. And if you're just coasting through your training only aiming to pass, can you even be a good doctor?
  3. I don't have any passion for medicine. I see it as a stable job with high income and a good service to the community. On the forum, I see posts from some people who have my mindset, and others who think that passion is important. What are your thoughts? Did you know students who started with no passion and later gained it (e.g., during clerkship or residency)? Or alternatively, are they now miserable in their careers? Thanks!
  4. Thanks for the advice. Is everyone passionate about medicine? I thought a lot of people go into medicine simply because it's a good career (stable, high-paying). It has a lot of perks that other careers don't have. In general, I don't know many people who are passionate about their jobs. Do you know people who did medicine without any passion for it? What happened to them? None of my passions could lead to a career, so I'm trying to pick a career for more practical reasons and see my job as a means to an end.
  5. Thanks a lot for your reply. My thoughts: 1. I have friends in data science. They all started at ~60k and within 2-3 years hit 120-130k. They also get benefits, vacation, sick days, etc., so it's a nice gig. I just don't know if/how it changes as their career progresses. Some people warn me that data science, and tech in general, is a very volatile field and that the bubble could burst at any time. 2. I don't see myself working a ridiculous amount to make these numbers. I'm guessing some of those people are rural, doing pain clinics, very high volume walk-ins, etc. I'm not interested
  6. I am lucky to have strong credentials for a career either in data science or medicine. None of my passions are realistic career options, so I just want a career that pays off the most in terms of work-life balance and salary, and gives me time for family and hobbies outside of work. I think I have the skills for either job, so I would appreciate your thoughts on deciding between data science vs. becoming a family doctor. Data science I know that the starting salary is around 50-65k and within 2-3 years will be at 120-130k. I'm not sure how it changes from there with more experience.
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