I'm desperately in need of some advice for my next move, please let me know if this is in the incorrect forum. As some background - I took a pretty circuitous path to my career. I'll keep it short though. Started out in entertainment + fashion (on the creative side). Decided for a multitude of bad reasons that I should go to med school. Took the MCAT, got in to a mid tier school, worked my ass off and landed at an elite program in my specialty. Unfortunately about 3/4 of the way through med school I realized what a huge mistake I had made and how shitty being a doctor actually is. Now my goal is to eventually head back into entertainment - which has been my passion career all along (couldn't lose the showbiz bug), but the problem is I'm no longer ok being poor.
The way I see it is I have two options - suck it up at my elite program become a doctor, work part time, and follow my passion projects "on the side" (ugh).
Advantages: guaranteed multi-hundred-thousand dollar paycheck, can easily get a job in LA, my particular specialty makes it fairly easy to work "part-time", TRAVEL (haven't left the country in 7 years ), really hard to get fired.
Disadvantages: Hate my life for 3 more years, disparate industry with little hope of meeting anyone relevant, not in LA/NY (but close).
Switch into a well-paid career in which the skill-set I've developed may provide some value, get out of medicine, and use the contacts and alumni network to bridge a career back into entertainment.
Advantages: (includes entertainment players), get to LA faster, opportunity to transition into the media/entertainment division, possibility of a massive paycheck.
Disadvantages: Obviously I would be on the healthcare side of things to begin with, no guarantee of LA/NY, no guarantee of a huge paycheck, can get fired.
Any advice is more than appreciated. I've actually already started my application/resume which I can anonymize and post if it makes a difference, but the vast majority of the relevant information is above.
Thanks so much!