Flatt had originally planned to go into bioengineering, but she seems to have made up her mind to become a doctor.
"I decided engineering wasn't my cup of tea," she said. "But after I took a procedural anatomy class, where we worked with cadavers, and a sports medicine class that I took this past fall, and I loved both of them, it was like 'OK, done.' I know what I'm doing."
Flatt is vague about whether she'll compete again.
"At this point, I'm obviously very busy with school and everything," she said. "At the same time, skating is near and dear to my heart, and I'd like to be involved as long as I possibly can. If I'm able to train without pain, that would be incredible. If I can do that, I would definitely consider competing through next year, but my health and academics come first; I wouldn't be at Stanford if that weren't the case."