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  • #83230
    biohazard08biohazard08
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    My name is Taylor and I am a non-trad premed in Ohio. I am married (2.5 years) and one son (14 months). I struggled with anorexia for five years and I ultimately took three years off from school. I have found that life does not always come wrapped in a neat little package. I am currently a full time student earning a 4.0. If there is anyone, traditional or otherwise, that is looking for someone to relate with during the long, tedious process of medical training, I am willing to be a friend, confidante, or any other appropriate title. Feel free to send a private message. I will then forward my personal e-mail address to you for easier communication.

    #83231
    mommy3girlsmommy3girls
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    Hi, i have barely begun my pre-med schooling and wonder how students manage to study and get through it with kids. I have 3. Even after one graduates, what is the quality of life with family? I am 29 and married and enjoy my life with my family. Is it something that one gives up for 10 years? Thank you for any advice you can give. mommy3girls

    #83233
    Drme2bDrme2b
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    we have a lot in common Taylor :wave:
    It’s be great to correspond with you!!
    I sent you a PM 😉

    Jacq

    #83234
    Jenny78Jenny78
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    I know how all of you feel. I am 28 with 3 kids (7,4, and 2). I am so worried about how my decision is going to affect my family. They seem supportive now but maybe that’s because they don’t think I will actually go through with it. What happens when I do….will they still be supportive? Am I asking too much from them to basically act like a single parent household for 4+ years? I keep telling myself that in the end I will be setting a good example for my children and eventually the financial worried will be fixed so all we have to do is make it through until then. I really hope I am right. I want this so bad but I don’t want to ruin my family in the process. I have to believe that its doable and that my story will be a success story, ending in me being a physician and my family being proud and supportive along the way. Good luck to all of you!

    #83236
    TLCTLC
    Participant

    I share many of your concerns. I’m 24, married, two children (2 1/2 and 6 months) and applying to med. school summer 07. I often wonder if my decision to become a doctor with spring up dysfunctional children and a statistical, failed marriage, neither do I want. I’ve wanted to pursue medicine for as long as I can remember, long before I understood the meaning of responsibility, malpractice, and poor reimbursement. I don’t want to sacrifice my family; however, I’ve tried to stay home with them and give up medicine and I become a miserable, bitter person. Medicine almost feels instinctual to me. I don’t feel it would be beneficial to my children to have their mom home all the time, just to suffer depression. I just hope, in the end, I make the right decisions.

    #83237
    Drme2bDrme2b
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    I’ve tried to stay home with them and give up medicine and I become a miserable, bitter person. Medicine almost feels instinctual to me. I don’t feel it would be beneficial to my children to have their mom home all the time, just to suffer depression. I just hope, in the end, I make the right decisions.

    TLC – I’m right there with ya…I too have become that miserable & bitter person and it’s awful. It’s only been by acknowledging my dreams and setting the plan in motion that the “veil” has been lifted. I’m sure my family singing HALLELUIA!!!! :rotfl:

    #83239
    TLCTLC
    Participant

    I’m grateful for others who can relate. I feel like I’m in a bubble many days..,like I relate to no one. Most of my “friends” of many years have grown distant and do not understand my career goals. My family thought I would give up the “doctor thing” when we started having children. The women I meet through my children don’t understand “how I can stand being away from my kids that much.” (NOT HELPING ME HERE! :no:

    #83241
    BJS55BJS55
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    I am 27, married for 7 years, we have 3 kids ages 8, 6, and 5. I just starting my premed classes. I am a non-traditional with an MBA. I have a completely supportive husband and family.

    I worry about successfully completing my premed classes, the MCAT (let me just add that I am a straight A student, but don’t do well on standarized tests), financially supporting myself and family through med school…

    I am very familiar with residency life since I managed residency programs for the last 5 years.

    I don’t like the fact that I can’t really plan where I will be in 5 years…it all depends on which medical school…then where I would match for residency…I hate the unknowns….

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