Anxiety and confusion are getting worse!!!

Imgtnold

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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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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:

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.
 

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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.
 
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