I'm 27 and married with a son who is almost 1. I still need to take many of the pre-med classes, which I hope to start with next August, after I complete my Masters program. Currently my wife works part-time so that she can be home with our son. It is very important to us that we be with him, rather than sticking him in some day care all day. After he is in school, my wife plans to return to work. That would be when I would start medical school, most likely. So I guess we're looking at starting Fall 2006. The earliest I could start would be Fall 2004, with the pre-med classes, MCAT, and applications in the meantime. What I'm wondering is whether there is some way to start in '04, while still holding to our committment to keep our son out of day care. Could I care for him while in med school? Do med schools have on-site day cares at all? Is it all worth it at this point? I'm feeling old now and I'm going to be really old by the time I graduate and complete my residency I'll be approaching 40! Should I just wait for med school in my next life?