I am really interested in family medicine. I just graduated from a good liberal arts school with a great GPA, and I know that I could get into medical school if I went for it, plus I have a great family member who offered to pay for it. HOWEVER, I am really craving the nurse practitioning thing because I love how the career stresses a more patient-geared approach to medicine. I also don't want all of the stress that med school brings. (I am not good at handling stress and usually take it out on family/friends.) I am worried about starting a family during the med school years. At the same time, I know that I could make it through medical school and would be happy with the outcome. It just wouldn't be a fun time getting through.
Any advice on which route to take? If any of you nurse practitioners had a free ride to medical school, would you have taken it?