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Friday, March 20, 2009

Hi Everyone!

My husband, Jeremy, just turned 30 (I'm soon to follow). We have been married for almost 8 years and have four kids: Isaac Michael (10), Isabella Rose (5 almost 6), Olivia Leigh (3.5) and Lola Grace (1). After college my husband and I both found jobs but after the birth of our second child I became a stay-at-home mom! Jeremy has been working at the same company for the past eight years and has recently decided that he would like to pursue a career in medicine! His BA was in Economics so he has many prerequisites to take. We live fairly close to the University of Rochester which offers a post-baccalaureate in pre-medical studies which he is currently applying for admission to. If he gains entrance he would be leaving his job early next year and taking classes full-time for a year and then applying to med schools. Obviously, this whole process is a little scary for us especially given the fact that we have four kids! I've just started working in real estate and am more than willing to become "the sole breadwinner" if need be but our whole lives will be so changed! Anyway, I hope you all don't mind me being on here but it really helps give me a little insight into what life may be like for us soon!



Blogger Melisa said...

Hi, Kelly! Welcome! So, we haven't scared you away yet? ;o)

You guys are still a few years out from starting med school it sounds like. Is he pretty much set on medicine? Is it being a doctor he is specifically set on or would he be happy as a Physician's Assistant? It is a long road to travel, and it would be a bummer to get to the end of it and find that he doesn't enjoy it. While you guys have time before you get in too deep, make sure he spends time shadowing physicians and seeing what it is really like. Please ignore my advice if you guys have already done these things. It wasn't mentioned in your post, so I thought I'd throw it out there.

Having said all of that, if he is truly passionate about being a doctor, then it is totally worth it. Yes, it is a lot of years and a lot of money in loans, but seeing how happy it makes Brad makes it all worth it for me.

It will be great to hear your perspective as you guys go through the application process! I hope you'll share!

March 20, 2009 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Kelly Schorr said...

Thanks Melissa!

Yes, it is medicine that he's certain about. He's spent some time talking with doctors, has been volunteering in our local hospital and will soon begin to do some shadowing. He is definitely making sure in whatever way that he can that this is for certain the field for him before our lives are drastically altered. He is applying for acceptance into the post baccalaureate for this coming September but then deferring until next June (if he gets in). That way we can sell our house and get ourselves as ready as possible.

I definitely appreciate your feedback - we could use all advice!

March 20, 2009 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger Alexandra said...

Congrats on your new journey in life! It's not easy but it is so worth it, especially if its husband's passion. We have had hard times, but it has brought our marriage/family closer together and has been so much fun! I hope our forum doesn't scare or disappoint you, and can be a resource to you and your family!

March 20, 2009 at 11:25 PM  
Blogger Melisa said...

It sounds like you guys are doing all the right things to make sure this is the right path for you. AWESOME! I guess at that point you just get to take a look at the reality of it and how it will affect you. Is it hard? Yup, very hard. Is it worth it? Yup, very worth it. Would we do it again? Yup, in a heartbeat. Welcome to the beginning of a crazy and amazing journey!!

March 20, 2009 at 11:46 PM  
Blogger Trisha said...

Hi there!

I remember being terrified about our world turning upside down when we decided to venture into medicine. This was a second career for Kyle. But I knew that it's what he was passionate about and called to do and we would be okay.

It will be for you guys too!

So glad to have you here!

March 22, 2009 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger Kelly Schorr said...


March 23, 2009 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Desiree said...

Glad to have you here! My husband had to get a second degree (his Korean Bachelor's degree wasn't accepted in the US) so we have also had a long road preparing and are FINALLY MSIs... I feel like I've been waiting forever, so I know what you must be feeling. It's scary and exhilarating at the same time, but it is going to be totally worth it someday. Anyway, welcome aboard!

March 23, 2009 at 11:20 PM  

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