Are part time classes frowned upon?

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sjlamb77

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So I will have a liberal arts degree this December, but I have decided I want to become a doctor. I have zero of the required prereqs. Does anyone know if med schools frown upon getting your prereqs done part time? I know they want to see you can handle the classes, but I have to be working full time to pay the bills. I have a 3.9 undergrad gpa, so if I take my prereqs within a reasonable time frame and make good grades, will I be okay? Of course assuming everything else is in place.

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If you can do well in the classes you take while working full time, that says a lot about your ability to handle a high load. Continue to work, keep cracking away at the classes, and shadow some physicians. You will be just fine.
 
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Taking only one or two classes at a time is sometimes the only reasonable option for folks working full-time. It doesn't really matter how long your pre-reqs take (within reason), as long as you perform well in all of them. One thing to keep in mind: Try to find the classes you need at 4 year schools before you go the community college route. Larger state school campuses will occasionally offer evening sections at prices that are comparable to community college offerings.
 

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So I will have a liberal arts degree this December, but I have decided I want to become a doctor. I have zero of the required prereqs. Does anyone know if med schools frown upon getting your prereqs done part time? I know they want to see you can handle the classes, but I have to be working full time to pay the bills. I have a 3.9 undergrad gpa, so if I take my prereqs within a reasonable time frame and make good grades, will I be okay? Of course assuming everything else is in place.

They aren't frowned upon when you have a full time job and maintained a 3.9. Best of luck.
 

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No such thing as "part time classes." A part time schedule is definitely acceptable, provided that you are actually doing something with the rest of your day, which it seems that you are.
 

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Agree with what others have said. Most people doing a 2-year post-bac route take classes part-time while working or doing research, etc. You'll be fine :).
 
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