I've had an epiphany about 5 years too late.... I am seriously thinking about going to medical school. I am currently an attorney -- a trial attorney, actually (no, not med. mal.) -- at a large law firm. My job is allegedly "big and important" and they pay me an unconscionable amount of money to push paper all day long. It's boring, it's futile, and I absolutely cannot see myself doing this for the rest of my life. I feel like all I do is muck about in other people's problems and charge them buckets of money for this in the process. I see what kind of work the senior attorneys do on a daily basis, and frankly, it doesn't seem that exciting. I have wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember. When I was in elementary school, I would read my dad's medical textbooks for fun. I did a report on atherosclerosis in the 5th grade. I love being in hospitals, and I currently volunteer at one once a week. In short, I'm not a dabbler who is merely disenchanted with her job. Most of you are probably wondering, "why, then, did she go to law school?" I have no good answer. At any rate, this is where I am at this point, and any answer I could supply wouldn't have a thing to do with the price of tea in China. I am married to a wonderful man, and we want to have children soon. At 26, I'm still young enough to not worry about the age factor re: going back to school. I was a biochemistry and genetics major for three years in college, so I have almost all of the prerequisite classes covered. I still need one more semester of organic chemistry, which I can take at the local university. There are a few hitches to all of this. My undergraduate grades were just so-so -- I think I graduated with like a 3.2. I did extremely well in law school. Will they consider this? I also have about $80k in student loans from law school. I am an excellent test taker (and in saying this, I realize I have doomed myself....), so I'm hoping that I can bolster my admission chances with the MCAT. I've briefed my husband on this, and he's on board. My question is this: am I insane? I don't think I've ever wanted anything so much in my life. Is this doable? Any advice is more than appreciated. Oh, and thanks for reading my really long post.