Hi. I've found numerous references to the "hotly debated" subject of attending a formal post bacc program vs. doing it yourself at a state school, but haven't actually found the debate(though I did read the helpful bit in the FAQ thread, thanks). Can anyone direct me there, with a link perhaps from this thread to that hot debate? I'd guess I'm not the only one it would help. As a side note from a layman and a newbie, I think one advantage of the DIY approach is that, for those of us (blushy/chagrined face here) who haven't worked/volunteered in a health care setting, we can combine this with our period of study (work load notwithstanding) rather than spend months volunteering before applying to programs(the downside to this being the possibility that the work actually turns you off to your course of study). Thanks.