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What interests you about the medical field? Why does it interest you more than other career fields? What skills do you have that would contribute to your success in medicine? Are you passionate about this career choice?
We tend to feel like a career is "right" for us when our values, passions, and strengths align well with that of our career choice, so honest answers to these questions can help you navigate whether or not it is the correct path for you. Medicine is so much more than the money or prestige, it's a genuine desire to help other people with an appreciation for the scientific approach. It's dedication, determination, patience, and most importantly a sincere need to put another person above yourself.
Besides shadowing someone in the medical field, volunteering at a clinic, hospital, nursing home, or other clinical area can give you some insight. But really, I believe being honest with yourself regarding why you want to pursue a certain career could be the most insightful.
A lot of people struggle with figuring out what the "right" career path is for them, so don't worry about being all alone.
The best place to start is by talking to any family and friends you may have in a given career, they can tell you more about it (and tend to be a little more honest about what things are not so great about a given career than someone you hardly know is).
If you have a few ideas in mind, try finding someone in that career path you can shadow for a day or two. This will let you see what it's like to be in that career, and may give you an idea if it's right for you or not.