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?