I'm a 4th year medical student, as well as a holder of a ms in
microbiology who used to be a financial analyst. I crunched numbers
for a little over 3 years before realizing that i didn't want to
wake up in my 30s still staring at microsoft excel. Instead, I made
a change and woke up just after my 30th birthday as a first year
med student. Though to be honest, starting pre-med at 27, when
almost everybody in my class were college freshmen, was a bigger
shock. But the awkwardness of the situation never got to me, and
that helped me realize I had made a good choice.
And as you're probably wondering, I am considering doing residency
in pediatrics and then a fellowship in infectious diseases.
Bacteria, fungus, virusus and parasites don't scare me, though I do
have a healthy respect for them (read: gloves, gowns, masks,
handwashing...ALWAYS). But vegetables do scare me. I am very much a
meat and potatoes guy.
Just got back from a month doing my family medicine clerkship with
an Indian Health Service unit on the Navajo Reservation and am
trying to get back to Uganda in September (just for a month), but
it is causing drama.