Hey! Thanks for this brave response. This is a more fundamental question than you think, it’s more complex than you think. I’d ask yourself why you’re in medical school, and if that’s truly what you want to do. (Not because you’d rather get more followers on Medium. Not what I’m saying.) If you love to write, and you eat, sleep and breathe writing … and you don’t feel that way about doctoring (is that what doctors do? doctoring?), then you have bigger questions to ask yourself than the one you just asked me.

If you decide you do want to do medical school, then the answer is simple — be comfortable with not writing nearly as much as you want to. Accept it. And write just a little bit. And not for followers. Never for followers. Do it for you. And maybe post a thing here or there.

I started writing because I had a truck full of *time* to learn how to do it. And I didn’t know what else to do. You don’t have that kind of time, nor do you not have other options. For me, it was either learn to be a writer, or accept being a pencil pusher who stared at an Excel file for $30K per year. It was an easy choice for me.

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