I skipped the middle of this discussion but I will chime in with a suggestion for OP: skip med school and go to school after college to be an esthetician. Get some hands on training (pardon the pun) in a high end spa that caters to clients who put a high value on appearance and who have lots of cash. Consider it your residency training. Go into partnership with someone experienced in the business end of skin care. Use your knowledge of organic chem and biology to develop a line of skin care products and beauty products. Get a good public relations advisor. Marry well. Appear at all the best charity events. Do skin care, be your own boss, be independent and prosper.