I was recently informed by my veterans vocational rehabilitation counselor that she might be able to have my eligibility extended to pay 100% tuition, supplies, books and housing allowance (1539 a month currently) all the way through a doctorate nursing practitioner program and that it is unlikely they will pay for medical school. I intended on paying for medical school myself if they will not cover it. Will I regret selling out my ambitions of becoming a physician for a full ride, or would I regret not getting my doctorate and practicing to a lesser degree for 0 debt. I am pursuing a path in medicine to help people. Primarily to continue to do volunteer disaster response at a higher medical capacity and helping those living in abject poverty around the world. I have a specific interest in pediatrics and emergency medicine (I love kids and have 4 of my own. I also have a background in trauma.) I am also intrigued by surgery, but not something I am necessarily dead set on. I have a short time to decide on this after some pitching with my counselor this summer and am just looking for any possibly insight, advice or opinions.
Thanks to anyone who has input and sorry if this is not allowed here.
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