It takes about 15 years to pop out the other side of the process to become a doctor. Years of school followed by years of residency. You will emerge with a huge debt too.
So what if medicine is very different in 15 years time from the training and the model you invested in?
What if instead of the reductionist model you learned where each part of the body and each class of illness is an isolated specialty, health is now seen as a holistic system? What if few people need to go to a Doctor because they now know enough to take charge of their health?
What if in this 15 year period the people and the state rebel and stop paying the sums that you will need to finance your debt? How much more can insurance premiums rise in America? How much more can states pay? We are in the last 5 years of their ability to pay to meet your needs.
There can only be a collapse of the existing system. Just as few Universities will survive Hacker U or few media companies are now viable. So the institutions and livings in Medicine will fail.
And for most people this will be just fine. Better than fine.
When Henry VIII cashed in the institutions of the Catholic Church that owned 50% of the wealth of England, was the event startred England's rise to become a world power. All this wealth got released that had been trapped and diverted by the institutions of the time. And it was not just the money that was released. England was released intellectually too. For the old institutions kept the people and the world stupid.
Those societies that cash out of the institutions of the Corporate Age, Our Media, Our Universities, Our Health Care, Our Energy and Our Military will find themselves full of the resources that they really need. They will also be free of the stupid ideas that the old system uses to stop people thinking.
So if you were my 21 year old daughter, I would not advise you to go to medical school. You are too late.