Most med schools either do not accept int'l students OR require 1-4 years full tuition in an escrow account, money which I don't have. Financial aid/loans are essentially restricted to citizens/permanent residents. So, I would like to get a green card before going to med school. I plan on staying in the US after med school.
I am a 20 year-old student graduating in 2014 with a B.Sc. (current GPA 3.95) and can likely find a job straight after graduating. I am published in a peer-reviewed journal in a field unrelated to medicine and will probably publish again before 2014. I've won numerous high school and college awards.
1. What type of green card can I qualify for? Is EB-2 possible?
2. What is my timeline? i.e., when can I expect to get said green card?
Many thanks for your help!