As the title states I am currently in medical school and have recently been seriously reconsidering my future as a doctor. I will make this as brief as possible as I know we both are very busy individuals.
Background- 24 y.o male
Biomedical engineer @ top 25 program
3.8 GPA, 95th percentile MCAT
Top 85th percentile med school class ranking
- Went into med school strongly thinking neurosurg or orthopaedics. Just finished 3rd year clinical rotations and have not found a field of interest (seriously have looked into everything). I really do enjoy helping and connecting with patients, however I am heavily gravitated to learning the critical thinking and technical aspects of the profession, which I have learned are actually not what you spend the majority of your time doing as a doc. Much time is spent into rote memorization with little creative opportunities. I even looked into the more cerebral fields like radiology, which was very enjoyable from a academic standpoint, however I did not like the lack of human contact.
- I started looking into high finance because of the strategic and technical aspect of the field that was combined with a highly social nature (Was in a fraternity and raged pretty hard back in the day). Money is not a major motive (give me ~100k and I'm good)! I am driven by intrinsic factors such as the need to succeed and compete to be the best.
*Investing and finance seem very interesting to me in that they remind me of my engineering days where lots of critical thinking and technical knowledge combined with creativity are need...much different and engaging than the stifling rote knowledge I learned in medical school.
- If I make this transition into high finance I would want to do it right given my opportunity costs. First off, do you think I have the right motivations to make the switch and if so, what would be possible paths to break into high finance. I was thinking about in healthcare sector but am open to other options. I am currently getting a major in finance at HBX (Harvard business extension school) and am really enjoying the principles being taught.
- Aside- I am very motivated, easy to work with, and eager to learn. My chops are well done and primed for some world class wso input.
P.S. Planing to take a research year next year and will have time to network, then will finish degree afterwards.