The lawyer thing is so classic. Of course then there's the LSAT, which is EVEN MORE important to getting into law school than the MCAT is for med school, so that usually doesn't last long.
This is so true that it is almost frightening. Been there, done that - except for me it was first nurse or teacher, then veterinarian, then fashion designer, then actress....and then "how long have you wanted to be a dentist? "All my life"
I wanted to be a police officer until I was 7, when I drew it in class and my teacher said, "but police officers get killed on the job". I scrapped the idea then and there. It was only "doctor" after that. It took me 11 year of playing music, nursing, being a hippie in Asia, and cooking a lot of soup in the mountains before I finally went back and started med school. Turns out my previous pastimes were pretty cool--now that I can't really do any of them anymore...
Letter for letter, that is my story. Except, instead of a ballerina, I wanted to be a movie director. And instead of an artist, I wanted to be an actress. And when I go for my med school interviews, that will be my answer, LOL.
haha.. really classic.. when i was in high school wanted to get into the top engineering college in the country, dnt knw how i landed up in medicine.. :P
I graduated podiatry school so, in effect, you can say I still want to be a doctor. I hope someone laughs at this.