Published Aug 18, 2003
Has anyone ever thought about going to med school sometime after they finished their BSN? I've toyed with the idea, but don't know if it's the right choice at this time. Just wanted to see if there was anyone else out there.
I just left that track to go to nursing.. ill see how it goes, maybe someday..
its the residency at 30k a year that prevents me.
manna, BSN, RN
The thought has crossed my mind, and I've done some research about it....
I changed my major from pre-med to pre-nursing only recently...
I think I would still be a pre-med if not for my family.. I have two little boys who mean the world to me, and I don't want to sacrifice them for my career - if that makes sense (it does to me). Kids are only little for so long...
I'm a little discouraged about it, but am getting better at putting practicality before my own egotism.
I'm just going to work on my BS for now, and see how I feel about graduate work (whether it be MSN or MD) once I'm through with that... or once my kids are a little older. :)
That was probably way too much info. LOL
too much info *hahaha*
I've thought about it, too, like manna. But, the same for me. I have 3 children and a rather demanding husband (at times). Besides, I am getting close to 30. I have the gpa for it. I could probably do it...but then, I can't. Too many commitments, not enough time, not enough money to pay for it, or to move to a big city....blah, blah, blah.
Maybe when I'm 50!!!
Originally posted by agent too much info *hahaha*
too much info *hahaha*
Yeah... people seem to learn to never ask me a question unless they want the "long version" of the answer LOL
Brevity is not one of my better skills. :)
I'm thinking when Im in my mid to late 40's i may want to go doc, if I'm not into something better by then..
I'm a life-learner so I'm sure i'll always be doing something
marilynmom, LPN, NP
I to have thought about it and I still have not ruled it out of the question completely at this point.
I too have kids and I know the residents I know *easily* work 100 hours a week (and we have 2 residents living right next door to me right now so I know this is a fact)!! For $32K a year. I dont think I would want to be away from my kids like that, they are only 5 yrs and 1 yr right now!
But you never know what the future may hold!
There is a website about moms in medical school, I think it is mommds.com or something like that.
Originally posted by marilynmom I too have kids and I know the residents I know *easily* work 100 hours a week (and we have 2 residents living right next door to me right now so I know this is a fact)!!
I too have kids and I know the residents I know *easily* work 100 hours a week (and we have 2 residents living right next door to me right now so I know this is a fact)!!
My brother is an MD finishing up his residency and he and his family both inspired me to and discouraged me from the pre-MD path...
I guess I also figured since if I was doing the pre-med thing I'd have to have a bachelors anyway (I don't already have a degree), might as well go ahead into nursing so that I'll have a marketable degree if nothing else ever comes of my educational ideas. :)
Here is that website for Moms I was talking about:
Manna, I know at least with a bachelors in Nursing you still have the option of going to Med school. That is what I think anyways.
I would really love to go to med school, I just am scared I would never see my kids. I just am so fascinated by medicine and I feel I would be a *great* doctor. I love to do research as well.
Tell me more about your brother- how did they inspire and how did the discourage you from it?
I've actually thought about it, but I always fall back to the fact that I really don't like doctors very much. If given a choice I will always choose a nurse practicioner or nurse midwife over a doctor for just about everything. I thought about it a lot, but if I do anything I will go on to be either a nurse midwife or nurse practicioner depending on what specialty I wind up in (still haven't decided on that). Although I still haven't completely ruled out medical school, but it is doubtful with my family obligations that it would ever happen.
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