Hello all, Forgive me if this scenario (or something similar) has been played out before on the forum. I have not yet had a chance to thoroughly explore all of the posts yet. I am 36; I have a MSc in Fisheries and a PhD in Conservation Biology. I am currently non-tenure track research faculty but am looking at the end of my major source of funding for both my salary and field research. While I know that I can continue to grind along and piece together an existence in academia, I just don't feel that is how I want to spend the next 25 or 30 years of my life. Should I chose to switch directions from my current career, I know the medicine is what I'd like to pursue. I am looking for advice as to what the most practical, satisfying and rewarding path would be. I have a lot of a degrees, but lack specific medical experience. At present, I am considering RN, PA or MD. Each direction has appealing and not so appealing aspects. Specifically, with an RN position I am worried that I would be "bored." I hope that does not offend anyone because that is not my intension. I simply mean that I would worry that I would constantly want to be doing more. PA is probably the most appealing, but I have zero clinical experience so would need to determine how to get clinical hours before even beginning that education process. I think an MD is the least practical but who knows?! Anyway, I would love to hear feedback on each of these options and how other "non-traditional" students may have tackled similar obstacles. Many thanks and I look forward to further conversations!