I had the chance to talk to a budding medical student last week, and it's strange to see the medical student perspective again. When I was going to medical school, I had a very self-centered experience. That is to say, I did not notice a lot of what was going on around me because I was so focused on what I needed and wanted.
Now that I'm done with the medical education process, I find I have remarkably little sympathy for the plight of the medical student. Everything seemed so dramatic at the time, but the thing about medical education is that every subsequent year is worse. MS2 is worse than MS1. MS3 is worse than MS2. MS4, while easier from the education side, is far worse with interviews and rank lists and the Match. PGY1 is pure hell. Subsequent PGY's are painful for new and horrible reasons. Being an attending is a whole new basket of terrible issues.
So it's hard to be sympathetic when medical students complain about med school. It's like complaining to a major league baseball player that a 70 MPH fastball is hard to hit. Yes, it is, but if you want to go forward, it doesn't get any easier. In fact, it only gets worse.