Folks, there are some generous and helpful people on this forum, I have learned quite a bit from other posts. Thank you. I am a Canadian and a senior in a US school. I would like to return to Canada but it is looking bleak. The US path might be the one most open to me. I will write the MCAT 2015 this summer, so that is an unknown factor. I am currently trying to plan my post-grad year(s) My wise mentor, a respected physician in the US is of the opinion that the US post bac programs are an ideal way to personally "ramp up" for the demands of medical school. In an attempt to plan my interim year(s) I have applied for several MSc programmes in Canada for September 2015 admission. They "look" interesting but I am also considering applying for a U.S. post-bac program purely for the personal development and preparation it offers. Although post-bacs are ideal for medical school preparedness, the program will not be useful for paving the way to a second career. I am asking myself "What do I really want to do?" The answer is always "I want to be a doctor." These are tough decisions with daunting financial ramifications. Right now I am remembering of how many items I have bought in the past that promised to be multiuse - multipurpose and that ended up being good for nothing. Anyone else in a similar boat? I'm feeling like the boat I'm in is missing a rudder.