Thanks for the excellent replies, guys. Given me a lot of food for thought.I'm on a few of medicine/dent forums, but I just wanted to gauge the opinions of "normal" people . I'm definately going to get into one of them, but I'm just weighing in the pros and cons. Both courses are 5 years and involve me staying away from my home, family and close friends. Money is not my concern as such, since Dentistry will hit me with a $120K debt in those 5 years, Medicine will be alot less. I think I have over romanticised the whole "saving lives" thing and never really thought about the lawsuits, paperwork, long hours etc that entails being an MD.I'd like to hear what you have to say.
Perhaps this sounds a bit naive, but if you have to ask a clothing forum whether you should be a doctor or not, you probably shouldn't.
I'm a dentist, and full-time professor at a dental faculty that works closely alongside medicine. I don't have time to comment on this thread tonight (nor read it thoroughly), but I will attempt to later. As for now, as somebody alluded to earlier, unless you know you want to be a physician/surgeon in a particular area, dentistry is probably a better option for you.