I have been in this great country for the past four years. I come from a country where medicine is reserved for the affluent. You must come from a very wealthy family before you will be accepted into medical school. Also, you should have a close relation in the medical fraternity before you will be considered for an interview. Yes, it is part of the requirement and yes, it happens in other countries. I happen to come from a loving family but unfortunately do not belong to these affluent social class. So as much as I wanted to be a doctor, it was all but a ferry tale. When I came to the states, I thought the same system applied here so did not even consider the possibility of trying for medical school. I have a wife and a kid and the sole provider for my family. so I applied to a cc with the intention of taking prereqs for nursing. I have taking almost all the prereqs and have a cgpa of 3.8 and a sgpa of 3.9. I am hoping to shoot my cgpa to 3.9 at the end of the semester. I stumbled upon this site when I was searching for prospects in nursing. I started reading the thread and realized that, most of the members have similar or unique story to tell and are actually making efforts to get to medical school. this has rejuvenated my desire of becoming an MD. My question is , is it feasible to finish the nursing and then take post bac so I can have a career that will cater for the family while preparing for medical school or should I just go ahead and take other causes I need for the mcat. I also did attend high school here. I have a GED. Will it raise a red flag when I apply to medical school. I need someone with an insight into my situation to advice me. I am 31 years with two jobs and have been doing 2 jobs throughout my schooling in the state. I need your candid advice. sorry for the lengthy post.