Nevermind.

The short version is:  I’m not going to be a doctor.  Here are the details:

I looked at the MCAT practice tests.  I talked to people who took the MCAT.  I realized that there’s no way I can pass this test BEFORE taking physics and organic chemistry.  The only way I can be a doctor without going into debt by $300K is to have the Navy pay for it.  The navy has an age limit of 42 for this doctor scholarship program.  Since I wouldn’t be able to take the MCAT until next summer, I wouldn’t be able to apply to medical school until then.  That means I wouldn’t start until the fall of 2013. That would put me over the Navy’s age limit.  Therefore, it’s not going to happen.

So here’s the new plan:  I’m going to get my BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) and join the Navy as a nurse.  That way I still get financial incentives so we can pay off our debts.  I’ve already applied to Indiana University Kokomo for their BSN program, and I talked to an advisor there.  She looked over my transcripts, and said I would only need another 30 credits, meaning I would graduate in July of 2012.  So that’s where we are right now.

Anybody want to buy my house?

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About Steve Picray

I have been many things, but right now I am a registered nurse attempting to pay off my debt so that, God willing, I can be a pastor again someday. I have a wife and three kids. I am a conservative Christian (of the Baptist variety). This blog is about me: the things that happen to me, the things that interest me, and the things that bother me. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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2 Responses to Nevermind.

  1. Cyndi Wiley says:

    Well, bummer and congrats all at the same time. It looks like you are going to graduate a month before I do LOL! Oh well. We should have a joint graduation party with family since we will both be getting our Bachelor’s degrees. I finish my Bachelor of Art in Social Science / Education in August 2012 (BASS/ED). I think Tony’s graduation is in there somewhere too so it could be fun! LOL!

  2. Steve Picray says:

    Sounds like a good idea. I don’t know what our plans are going to be around that time. I graduate either at the end of July or sometime in August. Hopefully we will be going to family camp next year in Iowa (but that’s waaaay down the road). If I graduate the first week, we could drive out there, have a big family graduation party with all you guys before we head to family camp. Of course, this all depends on when I head out to ODS.

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