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    Questions for the older folks!

    Hey there, Non-trad incoming SPT here with 5 logistical questions mostly for the older folks on this board, but I welcome anyone to chime in. I'll list the questions below with some context, but I don't want to bore you with minutia. I'm 28 and will be packing up my house to attend UTEP, where...
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    I might have shot myself in the foot...

    Hello SDN. Sorry about the length of the original post, its my first time using the forums. Background - Age: 24 - Ethnicity: Filipino (Born in the Philippines, moved to America and became an American Citizen) - State of Residence: NJ - Major: B.S. Science w/ Minor in Psychology at a 4-year...
  4. spacemuffin

    Recommendation letters for applications for older student

    I just turned 29 and graduated the University in 2012. I plan to apply to medical school in the next year or two, depending on how well my preparation for the MCAT goes. After doing a good deal of research, it seems that many schools require recommendation letters from various professors or a...
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    Examkrackers VS. TBR VS. Others

    Hey everyone, I need advice on what and how to study for the MCAT. I've been studying via Kaplan since September 2017 and it hasn't been as helpful as I desired. I recently paid for a EK course that begins in February and I want to take the MCAT June 1 or 2. However, in undergrad (graduated in...
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    Help me clarify: Stay in Texas, do community college pre-reqs; or, post-bacc w/ linkages?

    I have been searching and reading these forums for days, and I've found tons of valuable information on schools in Texas and on post-bacc programs, but nothing really on my main question: how to choose between the two. My situation: Older (near 50), previously pre-med (finished almost all...
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    Please help ! ready to go back..which approach to take? NY

    If anyone has gone through or knows someone who has, please post your advice. I have made mistakes partly due to no guidance and trying to figure things out on my own so I hope someone could please help as I attempt to take the next step. I studied pre-med in college. Have always been a good...
  8. med-dad-78

    39-y.o. Early Childhood Teacher to MD/DO

    Hi. I was hoping anyone could give advice, what to do next, etc... I am a 39-year-old married white male with a 2-year-old and 3-year-old. I currently work about 60 hours a week as an elementary school teacher. My wife saw that I was burning out as a teacher and asked what I really wanted to...
  9. MrsPolly

    Considering pharmacy as an older student

    I'm looking for some advice, hopefully someone else has also been in a similar situation. I'm 32. I currently have a good career making 80k and am in line for a promotion to make 100k by next year. I work 60+ hours a week and the long and short of this post is: I'm tired and unfulfilled and...
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    Late-comer to Optometry. 26 and considering applying, need advice.

    Hi all, I am 26 years old and I received my BS in Biology in 2013. I am currently a Certified Orthoptist in Chicago and I work with two optometrists almost daily, often seeing their patients in my own clinic. Additionally I am about half way done with my Masters in Clinical Vision Research from...
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    Midcareer PhD/PsyD Psychology Hopeful

    Good morning all. My first post on here, and let me preface that with my painstaking review of current posts to find an answer to my question. I'm in need of some advice as I apply to various Doctorate in Psychology Programs. I'm in my early 40s, have a MBA and decent GPA in both undergrad...
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    IS IT A SMART CHOICE

    Hi I need some solid advice here. I graduated with a degree in Medical Laboratory Science from Nigeria with a 4.25 out of 5 cgpa and a 4.5 sgpa and would like to pursue medicine here in the U.S. I had some people advise me to do a post bacc and then apply to medical school but then I feel like I...
  13. RJmx393

    Is there even a slight chance?

    Ok, so I may be one of the the most unlikely candidates to try to get into medical school. I am a 26 y/o man who is married, has one child and a steady government job. I am 1 year away from graduating with a bachelors in Business Administration from a prestigious business school, a degree I...
  14. hs764

    Med school experience as an older student

    I would love to hear about the experience of some older students in medical school, particularly if there are not many other older students at your school. I'll be applying this spring and should I get accepted anywhere, I'll be 31 when I start. The info I have about the schools I'm applying...
  15. canicricket

    Will my job be recognized as clinical experience?

    I currently work as a Clinical Case Manager at a local mental health agency. My clients are all treated for chronic and severe mental health concerns. They almost all have significant medical concerns as well, so for the past 5 years I've gained considerable experience in both psych and...
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    Other OT-Related Information Older Hopeful Student: Confused and Questioning!

    Hi, all! I'm 40 and never graduated college. When I was 17-20 I dabbled and half arsed some community college. Didn't get many credits and had a terrible gpa. I'm without skills, without a degree and just now coming to the realization that I'm not a kid and don't "have plenty of time" to...
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    Non-Traditional dental applicant. Pre-dental help. my odds?

    OK, so here are my stats... (One thing to know is that I am in no way stopping or giving up on this dream. I thrive on motivation an encouragement, however am a realist an appreciate any help in areas I need work on. Please feel free to leave any advice, comments, insight and experiences below...
  18. Dancingwiththedocs

    Pre-med advice for Community College attendees

    I am currently enrolled as a freshman in a community college and I'm planning to get an Associate of Science and transfer to a University for a Bachelor's in Biochemistry, Biology, or Psychology and then apply to med school. I also plan to try and enroll in a summer pre-med/research/science...
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    Personal Statement for Premed CV

    Hello All, Thanks in advance for weighing in. I have an opportunity to shadow an awesome physician, but need to present my CV. I have a pretty odd trajectory, moving from a career in the performing arts to a degree in engineering. I am also middle-aged and a mom. Most of the stuff on my CV is...
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    advice on 3 decreasing MCATs and MAMS

    So I'm here to ask advice for my brother because he is about to study for the MCAT for the 4th time BEFORE attempting to apply to a MAMS program. I personally think that he should be concentrating on applying to a MAMS program with a really good personal statement and depending on how well he...
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    Rough start, but can i still go to med school?

    I am new to this forum, and I have done some reading around on similar situations, but I wanted to get some opinions on my situation directly, and possibly some advice on what would be best to do. I am currently 27 and in my senior year of undergraduate. I have wanted to go to medical school...