There are many reasons why I want to practice both law and medicine besides health care law but I dont have to explain that to you.Please google MD-PhD (spend over 8-9 years in school) MD, MBA; And believe it or not I have seen people with MD JD MPH... running hospitals, and other major health care organizations. Three years is not a long stretch of time and I find it pretty obnoxious that you would discount peoples goals because of their current profession.There are lawyers who switch into medicine, and vice versa. There are various combinations of dual degrees. In fact there are even a handful of medical schools that offer MD-JD 6 year programs.
Just because other people have done something does not make it practical. 50 million people voted for George W. Bush. I rest my case.How in God's name can a person juggle the stress and perpetual pressure to learn more for medicine, while dedicating themself to law school, and not to be discounted, if applicable, fulfilling their responsibilities as a father and husband? What I don't understand is that medicine is higher on the prestige ladder than law, yet by going to law school you would be sacrificing your dedication to a profession more highly regarded and needed to fulfill the requirements to enter a profession that is saturated on the supply side and less highly regarded.It's your life, so do you want, man. Just my two cents.