Dropping Out of Medical School

I am a first year medical student. Graduated from a mid-tier college in May 2020. To be completely honest I entered medicine for the pay and job security, not because it is my passion.

I majored in finance in college and really enjoyed it. I also interned at a healthcare focused hedge-fund one summer. They tried to sway me from going to medical school with a job offer straight out of college, but I declined.

Medical school has been monotonous and this same fund has extended a $100k base + bonus offer to me if I drop out and go to work for them. From a purely financial perspective, what do you think is the better move here? I'm torn.

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Comments (7)

May 4, 2021 - 2:37pm

Screw med school. If you're in it for the money (as you said you are), then the answer is obvious already.

Also, if you're feeling doubt and it's only your first year… it's going to be a painful journey ahead of you then. 3 more years of graduate school not to mention 3-7 years of residency afterwards depending on your specialization. During that entire time you'll incur massive debts from school loans and living expenses.

May 4, 2021 - 3:18pm

Is this a serious question? Please reread your post and you'll find your answer.

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May 4, 2021 - 3:26pm

go to the fund.. you will have plenty of solid exit options by the sound of it, and can always get an MBA if you want to go into consulting or IBanking etc etc. 

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