Hey so I am currently an undergrad and will complete my B.Sc. Chemical Engineering and B.Sc. Chemistry this semester when I graduate in December. Without a doubt I do know that I want to continue my education in some way either by applying to a Ph.D. program in Chemical Engineering (with a concentration toward biosensors or biomedical devices etc.) or Biomedical Engineering... or potentially medical school. Basically my preferred career would be something related to medicine in some extent. BUT, I havent taken the MCAT yet nor have I prepared for it, so I'm doubtful if I have enough time to study and do well enough within the next few months. What I am considering though is applying to gradschool for a masters degree in immunology or biomedical engineering or something that is both appealing to med schools but also practical in itself, and then applying to medical school after. What do you guys think? The only bad thing is that if I were to go this route I would probably be about 25 years old upon my hopeful acceptance to medschool, and then 29 after completion, then even older upon completion of my residency (with massive amounts of loan debt)! The idea of practicing medicine is very appealing to me however the huge amount of loans and the time investment is somewhat terrifying! On the other hand if I were to complete an engineering Ph.D., I would graduate at 27 years, with no loan debt (majority of phd engr programs are funded). My research interests are pretty heavily focused on pharmaceuticals and biosensors so I feel like I could contribute to the medical community in some capacity (albeit much less directly :[ ) Any help is appreciated :] So basically; I'm somewhat intimidated by how old I would be upon graduation if I were to attend med school, and very much intimidated by the massive amount of loans I would have to take out. How did you guys cope with these issues (if applicable)? Engineering or medicine? Any thoughts?