Hi everyone, So I will be a senior electrical engineering major starting in the fall and have made the decision to take the remaining pre-reqs and apply to med school. It looks like I will have 2 years off so I was weighing my options and thought I'd ask for your opinion. My options are: 1. Take an engineering job in healthcare. I am currently interning for a large healthcare company. If given an offer, I could work there for two years on x-ray, flouroscopy, mammo systems etc. Pros: Make more money to pay off undergrad debt and save for med school while still staying in healthcare field. Cons: Will likely be working 50+ hours a week for these first two years making it hard to find time for studying/taking the MCATs and the application process. 2. Apply to a master's program in ee/biomed. While I wouldn't be looking for it to boost my gpa, staying in school would likely help me focus more on studying for the MCATs. Also either degree would likely help in the future as medical technology grows. Major con: I would be paying another $40k/year unless I applied for funding through PhD program and then stopped after getting the Masters (which is a little too unethical). 3. Something more service related, such as Teach for America/ACE. These programs look interesting but again take a lot of time and do not pay well, which is a big practical concern. However, I do lack volunteering experience as I have been pretty busy with engineering classes/internships in the past. 4. Take a job with another healthcare company in my home state. Similar to #1, except I would be looking for the job in Massachusetts. Having the chance to apply to Umass Worcester is a big factor here because it seems to be a great deal for the cost. Again similar pro's and con's would apply as in #1 except I may have more free if I could find a less time consuming position. Any advice or suggestions? Thank you.