Originally Posted by Prettypuff1
I right now i am in the planning and thinking phase. i am really considering the broad " What if" question. The debt/ finaicial situation is what really concerns me about medical school, the high debt and the long road before financial freedom is concerning. I think the age/ prime years is one of those things that i am used to by now. I am a single mom with good financial support from my family and I have already given up most of my " free time/ prime years" with parenting. I think I am overall more interested in having an excellent career and think the other things will come.. Just my personality and such I am more focus on having a great career and I am more willing to have the loss of social life...
My undergrad grades don't suck; but they aren't traditional MD standards.. 3.3 science , 3.1 overall... I havent taken the MCAT yet, but my GRE scores were 1300/1800 which is decently competitive for Ph.D. programs. I am not hoping for my undergrad to " go away and get into harvard" but more hoping if i were to apply admissions counselors would take both sides into consideration and not totally say nay nay. I am coming into this program now with an MS.. average time for the Pharmacology PhD is 4 years so 4+7=11 years... Im 28 now.. 39 wouldn't be too terrible.I think this takes more consideration but i just wanted some opinions of those who are in the thick of applications/med school.. please keep them coming/ point me to some places on the forum to consider....
To be honest, with your undergrad stats the DO route is the more likely option.