I've searched and found a few threads about cops going to med school but most were I wanted to be a cop but went to med school instead . A little about me. I am male, 30 years old, married for 8 years (to a Ph. D. doctor, not a real Dr. ), and have a 3 year son. I have been a police officer, in Texas, for 6 years, and have been through quite a bit of advanced training but just isn't fun anymore, plus I find I can't have an intelligent conversation with the average police officer. I find myself sitting back and waiting for the medical calls and enjoy those more than the putting bad guys in jail. I also want to provide a better life for my family, especially with the current climate in law enforcement. When I was little I wanted to be a medical examiner, but I have seen way more death (mostly violent) than anybody should in their life time, but it was nothing I really took serious or acted on. Fast forward to the birth of my son and the desire to be a Doctor hit me like a ton of bricks. My wife's OB/GYN was awesome, and just a very personable man, but when he handed me my son I just wanted to bring joy to people the same way it was brought to me (which I bring very little joy in my current profession ). My son was then rushed up to the NICU where he was for 10 days and those Doctors were amazing as well and the fire just intensified. We still take gifts/treats to the NICU team on Christmas and other holidays, just as a small token. On to my education, which is the tricky part. I have a B.A. in Political Science from Baylor University and my GPA was less than stellar at 2.22, but does have an increasing trend as time progressed. Because this is a B.A. most of my science classes are not the ones preferred for Med School. I did horrible in my undergrad, partially because I was much younger than most. I graduated high school at 16 (skipped 11th grade), and stated Baylor at 17. I had no idea how to study as I never had to in High School and generally wasn't mature enough. Since then I have taken several computer forensic courses at a technical school my wife teaches at, so they were free and just for fun, but my GPA is probably 3.8 or so, not that this really matters. I also earned my Master of Criminal Justice from Tarleton State University in August of 2016 with a GPA in the 3.7-3.8 range. As I have gotten older I have taken school more seriously obviously and learned to study, but I know that 2.22 will hurt me (although that was 10 years ago). I intend to take all the pre-med requirements at a local CC over 3 or 4 semesters (including summers), and earn a GPA in the 3.7-3.8 range. And obviously hope to do well/above average on the MCAT. As far as extra curricular goes, I really don't have much due to my work schedule but I volunteer with the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children by helping them set up for fundraising events, answering a crisis hotline, and taking part in the Christmas for those less fortunate events. Other than that most of community service is by serving my community as a deputy sheriff, but I also go above beyond what is necessary for each call, or do stuff that isn't common. I also enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2006 but was injured during recruit training and subsequently discharged, so I don't really count that. I'm looking at Texas A&M Medical school at my first choice since they offer years 2-4 in a town very close to me which does not require uprooting my family. They also do their rotations at a hospital I am greatly interested in working at. I also have a few medical schools within about an hour from me, which I drive farther than that to work now. I know I have an uphill battle and about 1.5-2 years before applying but this is something I have set my mind to and will see it through. As far as what type of specialty I am looking at would be OB/GYN for the obvious above, and anesthesiology (had kidney stones last year and conversed with a cool anesthesiologist and learned a great deal about what they actually did). Just a little, or a lot, about me. Any comments or constructive criticism; lay it on me!