- Mar 27, 2020
So I'd like some advice from any moms out there who have been accepted, or are currently in med school that is another state than your family. Did you/will you take your family with you? Here's my situation: I am divorced and we currently split time 50/50 with my son. In a perfect world, I'd love to get accepted to a med school in the same state at least as my son but I am of course going to be applying very broadly to increase my chances of getting accepted to a school. I am very worried about the very real fact that I may have to leave this state and my son to go somewhere else to med school. It it honestly probably the biggest factor in me deciding if I want to start this journey or not. I am, and always have been passionate about medicine. I am currently an RN and have been for about 5 years. Becoming a physician has always been my dream but for certain reasons I did not follow that dream earlier in life. I feel like I keep getting called back to it though and there are many posts and threads on SDN that have been very encouraging about making the leap. I'm just torn between choosing to pursue my dream career or being there for my son as he grows up. I want him to see as he grows up, a mom who had the courage to follow her dreams and make them become a reality but on the other hand, I'm scared he will just grow up resenting me for not being around much as he grew up. I know no one can have the answer for that or tell the future. This is just a very real concern for me and it would be great to hear some advice or encouragement from any other moms who have dealt with this kind of choice. Sorry for the long post!