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Favian: Fresh Start

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jim Henderson, Aug 23, 1999.

  1. Jim Henderson

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    hello i am a 26yo male from miami fl. i just recently sold my business in order to persue something i feel is much more worthy to me and something i have had a passion for, for quite some time. at present i managed to take a low paying job in surgery as a sacrifice to persue my goal. i did not do to well in highschool in fact i did not graduate until recently this august my gpa will be a low 'C' and i am concerned that it may hinder my chances to enter a good college. could you please give me some suggestions or guidence as to what actions i should take to begin pre-med and how do i begin to take the appropriate steps to financialy keep myself a float. your time and advice would be greatly appreciated...
    SINCERELY
    FAVIAN

    [This message has been edited by medicalstudent.net (edited August 23, 1999).]
     
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  3. drhenderson

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    Hi! Good to hear from you and thanks for your message.
    You do have one of the more unique situations I've encountered. I think it may be wise and perhaps necessary for you to begin in a community college and transfer to a 4 year university your junior year. This would definitely be financially easier on you and
    sounds like it'd be a good transition. You sound like you'll be eligable for a ton of loans so if you enroll full time you should
    keep afloat financially.
    Another option is to go straight into 4 year college, but keep in mind it is more costly. Moreover, the transition for you may be
    rougher.

    I think that if you endure, and excel in college, and rock the MCAT, you can use your experience to your advantage. Paint it as
    a mountain you climbed, and let it be an example of your character and dedication.

    It's going to be a long and tough road. Good luck on the journey and let medicalstudent.net know if we can help you in any way.

    Best,

    Jim Henderson, MD of Medicalstudent.net

     
  4. Jim Henderson

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    hello Dr henderson.
    first and foremost i am gratefull that you found and took the the time out neccessary to respond to what i consider is a critical moment for ne..i think that its admirable that someone of your caliber can help and guide those in need....
    Dr henderson i would like to ask one more question if i may in reference to my working...do you feel it would be more to my
    advantage that i go to school full time and not work..As you said this is all new territory to me and i would like to do whats best at any expence..

    by the way a quote for those reading.

    SUCCESS IS NOT DOING EXTRAORDINARY THINGS SUCCESS IS SIMPLY DOING ORDINARY THINGS EXTRAORDINARLY WELL.
     
  5. drhenderson

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    Going to school full time is always the best option, if possible. This keeps your grades up and that is more important than getting $1000 more in student loans if it means getting into medical school or not.
    Sincerely,

    Jim Henderson, MD of Medicalstudent.net
     

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