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MS + Phd= try again med school?

Discussion in 'Re-Applicants [ MD / DO ]' started by Sergius, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Sergius

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    Hi to all, i'm new to this forum and i hope to find some good opinions. I enter med school in 2008 and drop out for personal reasons in my first year. I had a terrible experience, so i decided to move on with my live. I did a MS and now i'm finishing a PhD in neuroscience. For some reason i want to try again because research and medicine is my passion. The question is, what are my chances of getting in again? If i apply, will they know that i was a med student before or i can start from scratch? Is a DO school an option? Thanks all!
     
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  3. Goro

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    You had your chance and took a seat from someone else. It's time to move on.

    You have to report on app forms if you matriculated anywhere to med school.

    At my school, dropouts from ANY med school, with the possible exception for health reasons, are DOA here.
     
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  4. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting....
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    So far, you've provided no reason why medical school is necessary or advisable in your situation. You can easily do medical research with a neuroscience PhD. My advice? Apply for post docs and continue moving on with your life. There was presumably a very good reason why you dropped out of med school seven years ago, and based on the admittedly limited info you provided, you don't need an MD in order to accomplish your career goals.
     
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  5. MSclerosis

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    US MD schools will not look favorably upon your previous exit.

    You could give international schools a shot. At the end of the day, if you want to be an MD-PhD neuroscientist (with a focus on research), how much time do you want to spend with patients anyway?

    There are many MD/PhD faculty members at top universities that do full-time research instead of seeing patients.

    What are you looking to do with your degree?
     
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