I stumbled upon this site and I’m thrilled. Here’s a short background on my story. I’m 25, just finished a clinical doctorate program in audiology. I’ve always had the desire to go into medicine but haven’t reached for it yet. So I just finished school and am already ready to start into medicine. I know that audiology just isn’t for me. I have a HUGE student loan. My boyfriend (and someday future husband) is a D.O. and currently PGY-1 in internal medicine (also with a HUGE loan). He knows of my dreams and is in full support but is also very candid with me about what he’s been through. And we will definitely be starting a family at some point in the future. Ultimately, this is something that I have to do.
Here are my questions:
- Is this goal attainable or should I come to terms with being an audiologist?
- Does anyone have any financial advice regarding how to tackle the loan we currently have and still make my goal attainable without waiting 10-15 years to start med school.
- Any advice about pre-reqs? I have some but it’s been 4 years so I realistically need all of the prereqs. I work full-time so I need to work the classes around my job.
- Any words of encouragement about how to make this all work (medical school someday, kids, marriage, etc.)
I know it can be done and I know I will do it, it can just seem like a pretty daunting task. (One I know will be worth it in the end)
Thanks guys, Nicole
(I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have found this site)