Medicine as a career
While a medical degree does not dictate that you will decide to make your whole career in medicine, most do. Most say the treating patient aspect is pretty rewarding. Some have become dictators, some social drop outs, and others taxi drivers (usually when it pays more in a particular society), so other careers are not closed off. In any healthcare system doctors will have to navigate the complexities of training and non training posts. Training posts are often very formalised into training programs. These tend to have protected funding. Non training posts tend to emphasise service. They include positions that have effectively identical service components to training posts with fair educational opportunities, and career posts where the employer is likely to have minimised such. Unhappily as in any multi tier system this can result in difficulties in career progression and effectively systems indirect discrimination.