This might be a little left field, but I'll take my chances!
Are there any hubbers, especially with children, studying medicine?
I've always wanted to become a doctor - since the age of 5! It's the only single career option that I felt so strongly about growing up. I ended up applying for Medicine 3 times (doing either the UMAT or GAMSAT exams get it). On the third go, I barely just missed getting an interview opportunity, and after that, I gave up my dream, and decided to pursue a different education path. This was over 7 years ago, and since then I went on to do a Masters in Health, get married and have kids. I thought having children and becoming a SAHM would make me forget the dream of studying med, but now the pull to do it is even greater.
I'm starting to dip my toes into the water now and do a bit of light research into my options of doing it. Living in the UK aside (which I know is different to studying in Australia) I'm only 28, and know that my child making days are over now. There is an 18 month age gap between my children, so I know I have the advantage that by the time I'm 30 (roughly around the time I want to start studying), I will have a 4 year old and 2.5 year old.
I just wanted to post a shout out to anyone who was willing to share their experiences as an older student? How have you been finding it, especially if it;s been several years since you last studied? How do you juggle the family/study balance, considering Medicine is a very demanding course!
Any thoughts or input would be very very appreciated!!!