Originally Posted by MaryWrathers
Apologies for cross-posting.
I will be graduating this fall (Dec.) with a B.S. in a different field. If I decide to go into medicine, here is what my proposed schedule will look like. Is it okay? Do you have any suggestions?
O Chem I
Study for MCAT
O Chem II
Cellular or Molecular Bio
Study for MCAT
Is it wise to work while going to school? I know it's inevitable that I will have to do shadowing and volunteering. But, if I worked also, could I be a medical assistant? If so, I know community colleges offer this program in 45 credit hours or less. Is it unwise to do this program at the same time/rate that I will be taking the pre-reqs?
Thank you so much!
A few questions for you. Are you going to work full time? What was your BS in? I know the school I'm doing my pre-req's require several requisite math courses. Several med schools also require Calculus. For me, it looks like there's alot to chew with that proposed schedule. Not at all saying you can't do it, but just looks like a lot. I'd say don't try to bite off more than you can chew by trying to squeeze in classes and then med assistant too. Stay focused on your end goal. Schools don't necessarily require volunteering/shadowing. It's really beneficial for you to see what the profession is like and to really challenge yourself to see if you could do the work. You also gain an invaluable insight as to the goings on of medicine. My 2 pennies worth.