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?
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!
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.