I am a RN, worked as a medical-surgical staff nurse last year and am currently looking for a part-time or PRN position in public health, community health, or an MD's office with regular hours, so that I can devote most of my time to pre-requisite courses and MCAT preparation. I graduated in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a local state university. My cumulative GPA was 3.4 - I am unsure of my science GPA, but I do know it was above 3.0. I have taken courses in chemistry, organic chemistry, anatomy & physiology I & II, microbiology & pathophysiology. I finished those courses around 3 years ago, prior to entering the BSN program. Prior to taking pre-requisites for nursing school, I acquired an associates degree at a local CC. I graduated from that program with a 3.6 GPA. I have to admit, I attended a two-year degree program to try to make up for the fact that I dropped out of high school when I was 16. At the time, I was dealing with a death in the family as well as a severe physical illness. I had basically run out of coping mechanisms. I have since become MUCH better at dealing with stress, but I can't help shaking the thought that an error made as a teenager might keep me from pursuing my dream of being a doctor. How bad does my dropping out of high school when I was 16 look on a med school application? My other question is whether or not a post-bacc program would be appropriate for me, or if I would be better off taking my pre-requisites at a local state or private school? Although I'm sure that my science GPA was above 3.0, I know that by the time I apply to medical school, they will probably be at least 5 years old and therefore should probably be retaken. I also know that my GPA needs to come up. I am 24 years old, soon to be 25, single, no kids, with no financial obligations other than loans from my undergraduate education (around $32,000). I would have a relocate for a post-bacc program and possibly incur more debt than I would if I took classes near by. (I am prepared to take out loans for medical school, but I just don't want to hit my max federal loan limit before I ever get there.) There's also no guarantee that I could work as an RN if I chose a post-bacc program in another state. The local university that I'm leaning towards would be a local private liberal arts university, first-tier for the region, consistently ranks & fully accredited. The school is about 15 minutes from my house and close to where I'm planning to get a job. [Edit] I should also mention that when I refer to "medical school" throughout this post, I'm referring to MD programs. Any and all advice would be great. Honesty is appreciated.