I haven't heard any compelling argument that grad school is as valuable as undergraduate work + employment and ECs. Grad school, other than an SMP, is pretty pointless for trying to get into med school from everything I have heard. I would concentrate on the pre-reqs and EC's, and then apply without going to grad school first.Does anyone think it would be at all beneficial for me to not go to grad school and instead work full time (in a possibly medical related field) and work on getting my pre-reqs done? I don't know how adcomms see a graduate degree over someone who just worked and did EC/shadowing/pre-reqs when possible.
Also, I keep seeing people say "secondaries" when mentioning pre-meds. Can anyone fill me in on what this means exactly?
Find motivation, remind yourself of it, do your best and when you walk away you'll be proud of the work you did.Does anyone else have any comments/suggestions/ideas on my chances considering my situation before I dive into O-Chem between now and august?
This site has been a great tool in finding out as much as possible into the journey I'm about to undertake. Thanks all
There's actually a small, but statistically significant, advantage to having a non-life science degree when applying to medical school. ADCOMS love diverse applicants and if you can study something completely non-related and still kill your pre-reqs at the same time, it looks even more impressive. It also goes to showing that you've examined other career choices and still desire to continue in medicine.Considering I am getting paid and I know of a couple MD's who started in physics first I'm going to try not to stress out too much about not having a bio or chem degree.