I am 33 and an RN, been a nurse for 10 years, finishing up my BSN. I wanted to be a nurse practitioner, but with increasing requirements for a doctorate degree, I thought, well hell might as well go to med school! So, here I am, contemplating something crazy. It will take me at least another year to get my BSN then I need physics, chems, and calc. I think I must be crazy, but I figure even if it doesn't work out, this dream will keep me getting out of bed each morning and cherishing what time I have with my girls. What could be wrong with that.
Hello! I am new to this group and have been truly inspired by the stories I have read so far. I realize this post has not been updated since 2012 but I am curious as to how you ladies who were planning to go to med school in your late 30s and 40s are doing? I am a 33 year old mum of two (3 years old and 6 months) who has been contemplating med school since 2005! I actually applied in 2012 to one local university, got an interview but was waitlisted. I applied in a special category for non-traditional students that only accepts 3 students a year! Anyway, I definitely want to try apply again but I have been very undecided lately because of worries about being away from my kids too much. I did not anticipate how attached to them I would become! I have been working as a research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry for the last 8 years. My husband is behind my decision to go to med school 100%! After yet another talk with my husband, we have decided to postpone re-applying until the kids are in school. So we will revisit the issue in about 5 years time. I feel at peace with this decision especially when I read about people who have been brave enough to apply in their 30s and up!! I will have to re-sit the MCAT since it will have expired but I'm ok with that!! I look forward to hearing back from you ladies! All the best with your endeavours!