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Graduate in 3 years spend a year building app/making $$?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jillzhou, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. jillzhou

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    I don't plan to apply to medical school any earlier (or later) but I was thinking to graduate in three years and then take a year off working (in a lab, or having some fulltime job). I was thinking to do this because well I'll have enough credits to graduate and it would save me money as well (no to mention i'll have a lot of loans to pay back!) I'll still be applying during my cycle but is this a bad idea in general, will adcoms treat me differently because of this?
     
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  3. vanillabear55

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    I just posted about this today! haha

    I'm in the exact same situation though, I'm worried that I wouldn't be able to finish my honors degree and thesis (research) and wind up not being able to have anything research related on my app, if I graduate in 3 years.

    It was suggested to look into 1 year MPH programs, to me.

    I have no idea how adcoms will view this, interested in seeing responses too.
     
  4. jillzhou

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    yeah! the only thing that's interfering is my Spanish minor requirements..but so confused :confused:
     
  5. vanillabear55

    vanillabear55 just keep swimming
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    What's your major?
     
  6. Dr Love

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    You'll have the same bachelor's degree as everyone else plus a year of research/work experience. How could that be a bad thing? If you applied earlier, there might be concern about your maturity or the extent of your non-academic experience, but I don't see how your plan would be bad.
     
  7. jillzhou

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    Neuroscience and yeah I guess it's not a bad thing..now the question is will I be able to pull it off?
     

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