I was a D2 student at a dental school on the east coast but was dismissed due to poor academic performance, due to a few medical issues I was facing (severe anxiety and panic attacks, a pre-existing metabolic disorder, and resurfacing of rape trauma due to a sexual assault case in my apartment building). I've worked hard on my medical issues and I'm doing much better now thanks to therapy and other measures I needed to take to heal. However, the damage it has done to my career is still there. I've appealed to my school to reconsider their dismissal and I'm still waiting for their decision. I'm really hoping that I get reinstated soon and given a chance to repeat D2 year. However, in case it doesn't work out, and my dismissal is final, what other career choices do I have? I was considering an MPH or PA school because I already run a healthcare non-profit in a 3rd world country and I'm very passionate about global health especially among the underprivileged. Getting an MPH would really help me in that. That was my primary reason to become a dentist too so that I could start a dental wing there, which is not that common in the country that I work in. But before I apply, how would my dental school dismissal look on my application for MPH/PA? Can someone please help me out as to how I can tackle this? I'm very confused and nervous since my entire career is falling apart at the moment and I could really use some guidance. TIA!