I know this a question no one can answer for me but if you had to choose between being a doctor or a vet, which would you choose and why?
Do a job shadow. Go to your local emergency room or your local clinic, and ask to do a job shadow.
I, myself have a passion for medicine but could never be a vet. I love animals to much and unfortunately they have no control over what happens to them. It would be to difficult for me to make the proper decision because I care so much about them.
Now onto people, I think for some people it would be more difficult to work with human patients because they are actual people as opposed to "just" animals. People(for most cases), are the ones responsible for their own health. They have chose to lead a certain life style that has led to the situation they are in(sometimes not). Human medicine is constantly changing, there are thousands and thousands of treatments, medications, surgeries, therapies for all sorts of health problems (animals not so much). Things you work with, things you can do to make someone better-because of that, I find medicine(for humans) to be that much more interesting.
Once you are a doctor, you can always transfer over to a different area, even years down the road. The knowledge you carry around is also EXTREMELY important. I worked in medicine, and would not trade the knowledge I have for anything.
With medicine, there are also a lot more areas you can get into, not limited to only what was posted below:
- Allergy & Immunology
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Practice
- General Practice
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Mental Health
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
- Physical Medicine
- Thoracic Surgery
The choice is yours and your are very wise to think about it now. Reflects your level of maturity. Start off with a job shadow and look into things once you have shadowed both.