career change

  1. C

    Pre-SLP switching to Pre-Med... with a not-so-supportive boyfriend and family. Thoughts?

    Hi Everyone, So, I am currently studying Speech-language pathology at college that offers their program mostly online, which is great but here's the thing... I really feel like if I continue and become an SLP, I'd be settling with a career that I'm not totally invested in. I've wanted to be an...
  2. D

    Non-Traditional Student - Best Way to Overcome App Weaknesses?

    Twelve years ago I was a pre-med chemistry major, where I completed 1/2 year of Biology, 1 year of Gen Chem, 1/2 year of Physics, and 1 1/2 year of Calculus. I ended up changing majors and transferred to an art school where I earned a BFA in painting and drawing. After graduating I took courses...
  3. KingofMaskedSinger

    GWU career changers post bacc?

    Does anyone have any information/been in the GWU post bacc program in VA? I'm a VA resident and I will be applying for the upcoming cycle but I can't seem to find any information on the program outside of the website. It's fairly new (started in 2016) but seems like a good program. I currently...
  4. L

    PBPM chances from HYP straight out

    Hi all! Long-time lurker, first time poster here. I'm a junior at Princeton (providing only for GPA context) with a ~3.85 GPA that hopefully will rise a touch by next fall. Scored 2390 on my SATs and am currently majoring in the social sciences. Have taken absolutely no STEM classes (except one...
  5. Arch2Doc

    Architect to Medical School at age 27? What are my next steps?

    Hello SDN! I am seeking advice on what I should do next. I am a 27 year old licensed architect and I have decided I want to be a doctor (Yikes, I know. Stick with me). My first year in college I was "pre-med" but I was extremely unprepared for college, didn't have any study habits, etc. I ended...
  6. N

    Prerequisite Waiver for Career Changer

    Hello! Wondering if anyone has successfully petitioned to have prerequisites waived for admissions to a DPT program. I have a bachelors of science in exercise science from 2010 but ended up following a different career path after graduation. I took many of the prerequisite courses needed for...
  7. M

    MSW student to DO??

    Hi everyone, This is my first post here and I hope I’m posting in the right place! I’m currently in a Master’s of Social Work program with the intention to become a therapist. After completing my first year including my first field placement, I’ve determined that social work is not for me. I...
  8. M

    Should I do a post bacc program or declare a chemistry minor?

    Hi everyone, I am in a senior in George Mason, and until a couple month ago I decided that I wanted to become a psychiatrist. I am a psych major with a 3.4 GPA and I haven't taken any of the chemistry premed requirements yet. I have two options, either declare a minor in chemistry which will...
  9. I

    Does a high MCAT score "counteract" CC classes?

    So, I've been doing extensive research on the medical admissions process and reading a lot of posts on SDN. I definitely got 2 things: 1) For those who graduated with a low GPA in college and want to career change, you need go through a "reinvention", and 2) You should avoid prerequisites...
  10. E

    Deciding on PCE jobs, need guidance!

    I just finished my undergraduate degree in plant sciences, but I want a career change. I’m afraid my field will be unfulfilling as I am largely a people person and fear that I’ll never really have an impact on others. I recently got out of a relationship with someone who was going to medical...
  11. Python Forever

    How are jobs/careers (or lack of) viewed?

    This may be a bit of a typical, overthought premed question, but I have a question about how adcoms view careers, or a lack thereof. I graduated with a CS degree about 2 months ago, and I haven't really been employed outside of some freelance work. I'm looking to start a career change DIY...
  12. C

    Career changer with no significant career to speak of

    I am a postbac student at Columbia and currently preparing my essays for med school applications. In writing about the few years between my undergraduate degree and the postbac, I realize that I don't have much significant work to speak of, as I was a little lost after college and completely...
  13. doctorsdoctor

    Career Change MD to (???)

    Status: I am a doctor from the Philippines who holds a medical license degree in Philippines. I have tried various residencies in the Philippines but then I got married to a french guy. Now I am here in this foreign country whose Medical System is designed to kill doctors or either die trying. I...
  14. F

    Late Undergrad Career Change Advice

    Hello! I've never posted here before although I've read through a few threads and found some interesting advice in the past. I'm currently a senior Bioengineering undergrad at UCSD who recently decided to go pre-med. To give a little background, I finished my A.S. in Biology at a local CC and...
  15. W

    Career Changer Post-bacc Programs- Chances (LOW GPA)?

    Hi all, This is my first post on SDN so I'm sorry If this is in the wrong forum. Anyways, I'm interested in SFSU's and CSUEB's career changer post bacc programs for pre health. I'm a senior at my current university. Here are my stats: Major: Psychology Cumulative GPA (After this semester)...
  16. T

    Should I quit research???

    So, I wanted to get some opinions on whether or not I should quit research. I've been working in a lab since my freshman year (now a junior). When I got to college, I wasn't sure whether I wanted to purse grad school or med school. After talking to advisors and professors, they all seemed to...
  17. E

    Graduating in 2 months in Applied Math, Low GPA - Need Guidance

    Hello everyone, I'm a graduating senior at UC Berkeley with a degree in Applied Math. I pursued a career in Software Engineering, buying into the Silicon Valley hype, but I have hated every second of my coursework here. I actually wanted to switch to a premed track after my first semester, but...
  18. N

    PANICKING during APPE rotations

    Just shy of a year from graduating from pharmacy school and feeling absolutely terrified. Most of my time on rotations has been spent watching other professionals in their fields--doctors, veterinarians, even nurses--thinking I should have done that instead. I feel like I've never disliked...
  19. S

    former premed, currently an RN, and want to get into med school

    Hi guys, I am new to this website and this is my first post, which I posting because I could not find advise anywhere else no the web for my situation. Anyway, I graduated back in 2011 as a premed with a BS in biology, but unfortunately my GPA was not the best (3.0, mostly due to a terrible...
  20. P

    PA student seeking advice

    Hi, everyone! First time posting here. I'm seeking advice on a big career switch I've recently been pondering (for the better part of most days, lately). I started PA school 3 months ago and am having some major doubts about the profession. Taking a step back, I'm 29 years old with an MPH...
  21. N

    Looking to change my career and go to dental school

    Hi guys so I used to be obsessed with wanting to become a dentist when I was younger. During my junior and senior year in high school I took this dental technical course where the first year you are taught a lot about the dental field and then your senior year you go out and volunteer at a...
  22. M

    Needing advice!!!!

    Hi, I am beginning my MSW in the fall and having SERIOUS doubts. I have worked in the mental healthcare field for over four years- a good deal of that time in case management roles, and I am feeling beyond burnt out. Even feeling bitter and taken advantage of by clients using our services. I’m...
  23. I

    Should I talk about switching from pre-opt to pre-dent in my PS?

    For my last two years of undergrad, I was pre-opt. I shadowed, did internships, and even took my OAT. After working full time at an opt office after graduation, I realized opt wasn't for me anymore. For a time, I didn't have any sense of direction and was just working for a year as an admin...
  24. M

    Should I leave social work?- What’s next?

    Hi, Before I ask the quearions in the post title, let me give some background on my qualifications and career path up to this point. I have wanted to be a therapist since I was in high school. Since then I have always openly explored my options and challenged that career goal as I was in...
  25. D

    28 year old seeking post-bacc advice

    Hi Everyone! I'm a 28 year old Sales Exec for a tech startup in NYC and after much deliberation have decided to change my career and pursue medicine. My undergraduate cGPA was a 3.0 and any science courses I took were in 2008-2009. I've began the process of becoming a local EMT volunteer and...
  26. C

    What are my options with a low sGPA?

    sGPA: ~2.6 cGPA: ~3.0 (for post bac purposes) SAT: 1790 High school GPA: 3.9 unweighted I am a 1st gen. hispanic male (URM) from a low income family recently diagnosed with ADD. I performed abysmally in my freshman year and have a great upward trend after that (dip again junior year due to too...
  27. P

    MD Career Change from Engineering.. low GPA path forward

    I'm 27 years old and am strongly considering changing careers. I am currently a chemical engineer. I am very good at my job, and could be successful, but at the end of every day I find myself wondering "why?" What's the point? Anytime I am successful it solely benefits the CEO and VPs. I am at...
  28. L

    [Canada] Switching career to Audiology in mid-thirties

    Hello there, I am a linguistics PhD, and am currently working on a non-tenure track faculty position. While the pay is decent, the job is inherently unstable, and I have no idea what will happen when my contract ends in 3-4 years. Because of the difficulty in obtaining tenure-track positions, I...
  29. R

    Career-change (CPA to MD): Post-Bacc Advice

    Hi All, I know there are many threads on this very topic but I wanted to try and gain some insight as it applies to my particular situation (although not entirely unique). I am a 26-year-old accountant that graduated with a Bachelors and Masters in Accounting concurrently in 2015, as well as...
  30. hinamori

    Best route for a international career changer for psychotherapy

    Fellows, please advice on the best/shortest/most affordable way to become a licensed counsellor/psychotherapist in the US (California, Oregon, or Washington). This is my end goal though I have not desided yet on the specialization. Now I think I would be interested in helping teens and adults...
  31. N

    Accepted to 1 year postbac at 31 - cold feet?

    Hi there, I've been extremely lucky enough to be accepted to a top 1-year post-bac program with linkage opportunities. For a variety of reasons, I followed a different track in life, and am currently seeing success in the business world. I'm comfortable financially and happy in my role. Though...
  32. P

    Exploring Medicine Without Giving Up Your Day Job

    A major piece of medicine is being able to connect with patients, and to address their concerns and needs accurately. While the “book” knowledge required to gain admission to medical school (biology, organic chemistry, physics, etc.) and MCAT scores are certainly important, the skills that...
  33. J

    Do I have the right idea?

    Hey there y’all, I graduated back in 2015 with a degree in film and no intention of going to grad school. After being in the workforce for a couple of years now (post production), I find myself wanting to pursue a PhD in psychology. I am undecided on the specific field (debating between...
  34. F

    Dogs, sick parents, indecision, oh my!

    Hi. I’m a junior in undergrad and I’ve got myself in a bit of a pickle. I don’t necessarily have a “direction” from my undergrad. Here’s what I mean: I started out PoliSci but then came to terms with my love for nature and wildlife so considered veterinary medicine as a career option. After...
  35. S

    RD to PA

    Hi everyone! I've been a registered dietitian for about 1.5 years, working inpatient at a large pediatric academic hospital. I work closely with attendings, fellows, residents, and medical students via rounds. However, over the past 6 months or so, I've become very dissatisfied with my job and...
  36. N

    From Doctor Human Med to Veterinary Med, how can I do it?

    Hi, So as you can see in the title I'm looking to find out about transitioning from Medicine to Veterinary. I've found a post about doing the reverse but no info on Med -> Vet. At the minute i'm in my third year of medical school (3rd of 5) and whilst I don't hate it, in fact I quite like many...
  37. 8YearsLate

    Single Mom / Schedule Questions

    Hi All, I have read just about every single mom / career changer / non-trad post, but I want to follow up with some more questions and hopefully get some answers from people in similar situations who have had success in their medical school acceptance journey. Though I appreciate input from...
  38. W

    general surgery resident looking for research year to transition into radiology

    I'm currently a general surgery pgy1 resident. Unfortunately it took me 6 months into my intern year to realize that my professional interests are aligned with a career in radiology rather than surgery. It took me some time to come to this realization but I definitely want to make this career...
  39. C

    PhD/PsyD Need advice for Social Psychology Ph.D. with Therapy

    Hi Everyone, I'm 24 right now and after a lot of self-discovery over the last 6-10 months have realized that I want to pursue a Ph.D. in the field of psychology. The topics that I am most interested in researching are in the domain of social psychology with how technology is changing the way...