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Anyone considering RN to MD??

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Specializes in SICU. Has 8 years experience.

I am in my senior year of my BSN, and just applied to two post-bac pre-med programs. I'm wondering if anyone else has done the same, or has finished with nursing school and decided to go on to something else?

Some do. I work with two MDs who are former RNs. Follow your heart wherever it leads you. If you prefer to be an MD, then by all means go for it.Some people prefer to remain in nursing and climb the ladder to PhD in Nursing. They are both important careers, just very different in approach. Maybe you could arrange to interview some physicians and get some insight. You sound a little unsure,and maybe talking to others would help you clarify and decide. Good luck.

I have thought about doing the PA thing after school. But, right now, I just want to finish this up!

I have thought about doing the PA thing after school. But, right now, I just want to finish this up!

I thought I wanted to be an MD. Took the MCAT years ago. But between the # of years it takes (I'm no spring chicken) and the cost added to all the great things that RNs can do (at substantially less malpractice rate)...I'm pretty happy doing the RN thing. I can make RN pretty much as intense as I want. One of the things I like particularly about nursing is the attention paid to psychosocial aspects; something which medicine keeps saying they need to do more of...but, let's face it, it's not gonna happen. Or, as Abby (of ER) said about the difference between being an RN and being an MD--she was able to see fewer people and spend more time with them than any of her MD colleagues...

Just some things to think about...

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