It depends upon your priorities. Podiatry will be a second career for me. A lot of people thought that I was crazy when I quit my job and went back to school full-time to do my prereqs. I went from making $800 a week to zero overnight. Of course, I didn't have enough savings to finance the whole thing, so I did have to work. What it amounted to was three different part-time jobs at a time. Why? It was impossible to find just one (or even two) jobs that I coould fit around my class schedule. After all, class schedules change every semester, but most jobs don't allow you to do that.jsh said:I know, I know, if I really wanted to go to Pod school, I would do everything possible including bringing my grades up, but in reality, how can I work part-time and pay my rent, insurance, and food and water.
Wow. Okay, I first want to thank you for taking your time responding, but how off base can you be? I wrote this post to have people review my mini mini resume and see what their opinions are with the information givennot to make assumptions about my motivation and hard work. From what you have read of my post, what makes you think that I have a sudden change to go into podiatry? Am I suppose to be a pre-podiatry major? Im sorry, but I have never heard of such at my school. As a kid in college, I always thought you had to go to regular Med school to be a podiatrist. It is actually not until recently that I learned it is a separate school.
Why do you get tired of the profession recruiting students who cant go into med school? Is it so bad that people want to seek higher education and will do anything they can to make a better life for themselves and go into a profession that actually helps people? Do you think school is fun? I give people props for putting themselves in school for another 4 years.
Evaluating my motivations? Did YOU always want to be a podiatrist? Im assuming youre less than 21 years old. Why? Because it seems like youre so interested in the profession that fresh out of high school, youve taken all the pre-reqs for podiatry schools in college (which takes less than 4 years) and is ready to go to professional school. If I am right in my assumptions, well kudos to you for knowing what you wanted to be. But Im not going to hate on people who have gone through experiences that had lead them into having certain goals or interest for whatever profession.
if you've really grown-up since undergrad well having spent a year doing cancer research sounds pretty grown up to me. And yes, I am a d*mn hard worker. I don't work from 8:00am-10:00 pm several times in a week fartin around.
Look, I dont want to discourage anyone from giving me adviceheck, I started this post in search for advice and real opinions. And I appreciate your honest opinionsbut it just hits a nerve on how off you are. Im glad youre going into Podiatry and not Law, cause I would hate for you to ever be a judge. You cant assume things about people, especially if you dont know them. Ive given you my GPA, how I havent taken the MCAT yet, my work and extracurricular experiences. Thats all. Judge me on those facts. I mentioned nothing about my motivation and my work ethics.
And from a previous post of yours, travel to 8 different schools to find out which is the best? Your parents must be bling blinging because those schools are not exactly 1 hour from each other. Who has the money to travel like that? Nor the time?! So you must not work or work in a place that gives you loads of vacation time.
Are any of my assumptions true? If not, it must irritate you right. I don't know you.
Anyways, Thank you gsimport for your advice. You have also taken the time to write to me, and I appreciate your time. I dont want any other SDN users to not voice their opinions, I guess whiskers just hit a nerve because he/she is just so off about me. I know I sound like a sore loser right now. But Im not. If anyone says, jsh, your GPA is way too low, I dont think youll make it, Ill look at that as constructive criticism. Youre welcome to hit me hard with something that is factual about me.