|05-04-2012, 12:29 PM||#1|
Returning to medicine after time in finance?
I've been accepted to enter medical school this fall, at a top-20 program.
However, I came across a opportunity in finance and entrepreneurship, which huge earning potential later down the road (5-10 years). I'm very interested pursuing this opportunity further. In addition to healthcare, I have always been interested in business and entrepreneurship.
However, I'm afraid that I will forever lose my chance to practice medicine, especially if this venture does not work out.
Here are my thoughts on my options:
1) Still go through medical school, but put off residency to go back to the business venture. What are my chances of matching into a good residency if I later return to medicine? I'm interested in some more competitive specialties
2) Turn down my acceptance. Later reapply to medical school if our venture fails or when I'm ready to go back to medicine. Admissions stigma? Chances of getting into top-20 school again? (I'm a strong applicant this year; 4 top-20 acceptances)
3) Defer medical school. Downside: school might not let me and can only defer 1 year
4) Take a leave of absence during medical school as many people do during undergrad. Is this possible?
Love to hear all your thoughts. With the curious and talented pool here, I'm sure some people have chosen to not directly practice medicine.
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