Am I Nontraditional?

Doc Henry

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I am uncertain on my status as far as the whole tradition/non topic goes. Here is the break down...

Traditional:
-age 22
-first carrier
-etc

Non:
-married with 8yr old step son who we don't have full time
-screwed up a little in HS so spent a few years at CC to get back into the school groove before transferring to university
 

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I am uncertain on my status as far as the whole tradition/non topic goes. Here is the break down...

Traditional:
-age 22
-first carrier
-etc

Non:
-married with 8yr old step son who we don't have full time
-screwed up a little in HS so spent a few years at CC to get back into the school groove before transferring to university

I think non-trad is who did not apply to med school right after college but had another career before applying to med school, i think in that sense u are traditional.
 

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I am uncertain on my status as far as the whole tradition/non topic goes. Here is the break down...

Traditional:
-age 22
-first carrier
-etc

Non:
-married with 8yr old step son who we don't have full time
-screwed up a little in HS so spent a few years at CC to get back into the school groove before transferring to university

100% traditional, with a little family experience. HS screw-up doesn't matter, and CC is fine for the first 2 years of college.
 
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I am uncertain on my status as far as the whole tradition/non topic goes. Here is the break down...

Traditional:
-age 22
-first carrier
-etc

Non:
-married with 8yr old step son who we don't have full time
-screwed up a little in HS so spent a few years at CC to get back into the school groove before transferring to university

Just curious...what do you mean by first carrier?
 

Jack Daniel

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Oh, and my take on the OP's question:
According to how this forum defines nontraditional, you're probably not:

For students that have entered the health professions from a different path, either as a career change, after military service, or just later than the average pre-health student.

But, heck, you've heard the one about, "you're as young as you feel?"
I suppose if you think you're nontrad, go for it.
 
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