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Discussion in 'Clinicians [ RN / NP / PA ]' started by Imgtnold, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Imgtnold

    Imgtnold 7+ Year Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I am a 34 y/o male. I took the MCAT last month and just got my score (19K)...Obviously not good enough for allo/osteo med school. I spoke with a rep at a podiatry school, and she said my score is fine for admission. I want to be in healthcare but don't know what to do. Because of my age I should probably get a BSN then work towards either NP or PA...I sometimes think that I wouldn't be happy without the title "doctor", but happiness in life is more important. I have been in banking for several years and know that healthcare is where I wanna be (job security and good pay). Any help from the masses would be greatly appreciated.:confused:
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  3. lawguil

    lawguil Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 24, 2004
    Podiatry is a great choice. If you have already taken the MCAT, it sounds like you are already prepared as a pre-professional candidate. If podiatry is something that you are interested, I might consider pursuing it, exspecially if you consider the time it would take to complete a BSN and then PA/NP training. That would likely be my approach and DPM's are great in my opinion. I might also consider preparing and retaking the MCAT.
  4. bkpa2med

    bkpa2med 10+ Year Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    I agree that Podiatry is a great field to enter into. You are the foot and ankle specialists. I would recommend you go towards pod because they have similar earning potential with MD/DO.

    Good luck in whichever path you choose. Last I heard there was 1 podiatrist for every 20,000 Americans.
  5. 50960

    50960 Guest

    Aug 20, 2004
    Agreed, but also I would not like my foot specialist to be there only because they could not get into med school. You gotta be interested in feet to some degree......

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