If the family already has a doctor and if being a doctor is not your highest goal in life, then I advise you not to do it. When it comes to a doctor in Russian realities, there is no need to talk pompously about saving lives and the best - the most respected profession on earth. Here you would start earning adequate money (at least by the age of 30) for yourself and your family and at the same time manage to live for yourself and your family, because often the feeling that family, hobbies and hobbies are a short-term dream, and work is your home. To live with dignity, a doctor needs to be one of the best in his specialization, to keep up with the times, to study all his life, one honors diploma upon completion of the med. university is not enough.
If we draw parallels, I can describe the situation this way. We are three friends. We entered universities at the same time. I am in medical, and my friends are in technical mat. analysis and programming. In the third year, my friends already worked in their specialty and earned 40-50 thousand rubles, but I studied and could not even think about work. By the 5th year, friends had already settled well in well-known companies and had a stable income of about 80 thousand. rubles with indexing and were already finishing their university, but I was studying and it was not possible to work fully. After a medical university, you need to go to residency for a narrow specialization (this is another 2 years to unlearn), the residency is free and then you can somehow earn extra money, but it can be very intensive with night shifts and 7 thousand scholarships. Friends by the end of my residency have an income of 100-140 thousand per month. I just got a job as a doctor. Zp hardly exceeds 45 thousand. I have already saved several lives in the operating room, something that I have been striving for for 8 years, but no matter how cool and exalted it sounds, how often patients say that you have golden hands and that healing is your calling, still give it up me on the first course of honey. university again, I would think very well, did I go there? ..
I am now finishing the third course of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University. I have not liked studying (the learning process itself) since September 1 of the first year, but that is not the point. Studying in honey (I speak for myself) is hard work, especially the first 2-2.5 years, when you still don't understand exactly where you can give yourself a break, where to skip something, what material is better to pay attention to, and which one is easy to run eyes. BUT (and this is gradually coming to me just now) I LIKE the feeling of KNOWLEDGE, the feeling that you are beginning, albeit a little, childishly, but to understand medicine, so to speak, to fumble. When you can already read scientific articles without embarrassment. When you open a new book, and you see not a fig, but a lot of familiar things on which you begin to put new information. When you can give your grandfather from therapeutic focal pneumonia (here is a touching smile of senior students). When you watch Doctor House and, damn it, you understand everything from start to finish. And there are many more "When".
This depends on whether you like it or not. While everything is difficult, you better listen to the senior courses.
Now about whether to enroll or not. I don't know what kind of person you are. If you want this profession, have long seen yourself as a doctor, your family are doctors, etc., but you are simply afraid of difficulties, then definitely yes, do it. If you still have a choice and the profession of a doctor is not in the first place now, then think carefully. Studying in honey is an order of magnitude more difficult than studying in most universities, these are not fairy tales, it is really creepy, especially given the peculiarities of the Russian higher education system (after school, especially a good school, you will be disappointed).
This is all very brief.
My answer is peculiar in that I took only three courses. And these three, as you know, differ greatly from the subsequent ones. Therefore, wait for the answers of older guys or, even better, young doctors. But I wanted to write. I hope to some extent conveyed the feelings from the first stage. Good luck!