Quote:If you have a good relationship with your parents they should hear you out. It sounds like there is some tension between you over them not wanting you to make your own choices on this. Honestly, I'd go for what I wanted, because you will have to deal with it in the long run and either be happy or be what they want you to be. The new healthcare bill alone makes a future in medicine currently not as predictable as it once was. I'd take that into consideration and point it out to them as well. All in all, I have my own dreams for my kids too, but they will have to live with their own decisions as to what they decide to do with their lives. Tough situation, but you can't please everyone else if you want to be happy. This is a time to be a bit selfish if you ask me. As a parent...that hurts SOOOO bad to say...but...it is true. They'll just have to learn to let it go. I have had to, and I still love my daughter without having to agree with her choices.