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Hello guys, I have recently graduated from my 4 years university with a political science major which I really enjoy learning, however, my heart desire medicine since I was young. Anyways let me get straight to the point. I reside in California and seem like the CSU system does not offer second bachelor degree so completing my pre-reqs at a 4 years university is out of the question. The other issue is that the post-bac programs price is ridiculous for people who are married with children. My last choice to complete the pre-reqs is at a local community college. So my question is by taking these pre-reqs at CC would it effect my chances of getting into a medical school due to the competitiveness? Anyways I have no preference in a D.O. or M.D. school, as the post titled I just want to be a physician. Thank you for your response.

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Hello guys, I have recently graduated from my 4 years university with a political science major which I really enjoy learning, however, my heart desire medicine since I was young. Anyways let me get straight to the point. I reside in California and seem like the CSU system does not offer second bachelor degree so completing my pre-reqs at a 4 years university is out of the question. The other issue is that the post-bac programs price is ridiculous for people who are married with children. My last choice to complete the pre-reqs is at a local community college. So my question is by taking these pre-reqs at CC would it effect my chances of getting into a medical school due to the competitiveness? Anyways I have no preference in a D.O. or M.D. school, as the post titled I just want to be a physician. Thank you for your response.

P.S. I apologize if this may be a repeat of topics.
It might be an issue for some MD schools, but less so for DO... I took bio, physics and math at a CC, and I got accepted to MD/DO. No schools questioned me about these classes... As long as you get As and do well on the MCAT, most school will be ok with your CC classes..
 
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Depends on the DO school, RVU rarely takes applicants who have prereqs from CCs.