Is life to short to spend 8+ years studying to become a gpWatch
You’re assuming that a good apprenticeship would just fall into your lap. It may not. They’re almost as competitive as medicine. You don’t mention what apprenticeship you actually want to do and you sound like you’re very motivated by money right now. This may work for you in the short term but, unless you weren’t thinking of anything other than a doctor’s salary to begin with, what happens when you reach the ceiling of your alternative career in terms of salary and progression and you find yourself wanting something more ie the things that originally drew you to medicine in the first place?
Sounds like you have some thinking to do.
A load of money and nice things may not be much comfort if you don't have the time to enjoy it and you hate all those hours every week working at your job. Do you want to be a gp because you'll enjoy it and helping people (in which case consider going for it) or are you after something that pays well?