Dear forum readers: I am nervous even to pose these thoughts anonymously, but here it goes. I graduated within the past year w/ philos. & Spanish majors @ a strong lib. arts college and w/ an almost perfect GPA (3.95). I did a bit of medical writing on a temp. basis and am currently applying for some similar positions, as my current job is somewhat dead-end. The materials which I read in the writing temp. position, to my surprise, really did interest me. I have had, for a number of years, a strong desire to feel that my job makes a positive impact on others--even in some small, almost insignificant way. My interest in the clinical study reports, etc., that I read in my writing position made me think seriously, for the first time, about medical school. If I pursued such a route, I know that I would need to enroll in a post-bacc. program or in a number of science courses, as I literally avoided college sci. courses like the plague. Most of the bio. majors at my college regarded their coursework as the most hellacious path that a student could choose and made sure that humanities majors knew that their good grades and hard work were not nearly equivalent to the slaving needed for a coveted "A" in a chem. course, for example. I hated their conceited attitude and feared telling bio.-major friends that I was considering (& still am) grad. wk. (Ph.D.) in philos.--I love thinking deeply, really processing information rather than only memorizing, as I felt some bio. students began to do. (Besides, it seemed strange to me for fellow students to groan so heartily over courses that they claimed to enjoy.) In high school, I did well in all of my sci. courses--actually got my best college recommendation from my chem. teacher, who very much shocked me by saying that I was good with scientific thinking. Okay, enough boring rambling, but good background info. I am quite interested in looking into some pre-med., post-bacc. programs, but I am likewise very nervous about pursuing them. Any such program would cost a h*ll of a lot of money when I have no assurances that I have the proper abilities and inclinations to be a successful pre-med./med. student. I do know, however, that I am quite hard working, determined to succeed at projects I undertake, and, in one mentor's words, "intense." On the basis of grades, I could pretty certainly get into a post-bacc. program designed for students going through their science courses for the first time rather than working on improving their pre-med. GPA's. Nonetheless, I wonder if this choice would be wise . . . I seem so tremendously different in terms of academic interests than most of the college/post-grad./med. students who have posted here. Any words of advice? Any nuggets of wisdom? I would *much* appreciate your thoughts.