Let me start off by first saying ever since I was a freshmen in highschool I have always wanted to become a surgeon. I graduated with good grades and I wanted to go to college to start on my way to becoming a MD but my parents didnt come from money nor did they save for my college either so I started looking into alternative ways to begin college but right when I started doing that my parents got divorced, 1 moved out of country and the other gave me the choice of joining the army or going to the streets( not BS just have a bad father). So not knowing what to do or where to go I joined up made it through basic easily with no problems but in AIT I had a bad run in with afew DIs and my CO and long story short I was discharged. The army sent me back to where I came from wich is Anchorage Alaska and I had to start working at the highest paying job I could find right away wich was working manual labor out in negative degree weather for poor pay. I have worked as hard as i can for the past year and a half to regain a foothold and have a place to stay etc. Its once again time I go for my dream career and complete my goals. Im a hardworker and I have no problem at all with the studying or acedmic portion of becoming a doctor, my only problem is strictly finacial. I would like to ask this great community if anyone knows what my first steps should be in following through with this goal. Can I become a MD with no money,no credit,and no scholarship? If so how do I go about getting funds to go? How much money would I have to get to go to 4 years of college and 4+ years of med school? Should I leave and go to seattle where there is a better medical school and better weather? What pre-reqs do I need to knockout to be accepted into a decent medical school? I just want to get a better education and do some meaningful work that can help people live longer and healthier lifes! and not be stuck working manual labor in this icebox lol ANY help or advise you guys can give me would be very very much appreciated!!