Hello all. Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I'm very much on the non-traditional side of things. I'm 30, a mother of two and starting this all out without even an undergrad or EC to my name. I'm starting a BSci next fall with the aim to apply for med school afterwards.
It's ambitious and probably five kinds of crazy, but I know it's the route for me. I've wanted medical school for a long time, but let life events and my circumstances dictate the direction my life would take. I'm finally putting the foot down and taking back the control and doing things the way I've wanted to for a long time.
I know it's going to be hard, I know there's lots I may have to sacrifice... but to me it's going to be worth it in the end. My end goal (at the moment, subject to change as all things are), is to become a family physician working in one facet or another with military members and/or their families. My husband is in the military, I'm joining the reserves in a few short months... I feel like it's a community I'm passionate about helping.
But yeah, that's me. I look forward to learning as much as I can about the profession and the application process in the years to come. Any advice people want to throw my way is welcome. I know it's a big leap, especially starting out where I am and I understand I may not be successful at the end of all of this... but I want to at least say I tried.