This article is nauseating. A student with a low IQ (a fundamentally inaccurate measure of intelligence) who works her ass off to pass the MCATS shouldn’t be discouraged from becoming a doctor. I think the world would be better served by doctors who pursue the career because they’re passionate about it, rather than because they’re good at taking tests. “The real joy of daily work” isn’t for anyone else (including the author of this article) to decide. In fact, this argument bears some similarity to the age-old argument that women should stay in so-called “women’s jobs” like teaching, childcare, and secretarial positions because they’re “naturally suited” to that kind of work.
Of course working hard is the only way to get ahead in any occupation. Skills are not innate. Why take the time out of your day to shit on someone else’s dreams when you could just work twice as hard on yourself? Couldn’t the author have spent the time it took writing this article… just writing?