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Mk_Morg

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Hi everyone,

I just completed my first semester back to college in hope of moving onto medical school. Being a non-traditional student, there's always been a curiosity of how someone like myself appeals to the admission committees. I'm 29 and work full-time as a firefighter/EMT assigned to the rescue/ambulance, been doing this for 8 years now. My desire has shifted into medicine, mainly due to our limited scope of practice as medics. I love helping people but want to stretch into diagnosing and treating. ED physician is my goal and that matches closely to the field I have experience in.

As for college, I attend full-time while working full-time. My GPA is climbing, overall is 3.5 and BCPM is 3.85. I completed my associate degree 3 years ago in an unrelated field and that wasn't the best demonstration of my academic ability. In this one semester back that has significantly changed. I will complete a BA in liberal arts (only degree where I can apply my associates) with a pre-health certificate. Over the next 18 months, I will have a rigorous course load of BCPM prerequisites. MCAT will be next summer/fall. On the side, I volunteer with school organizations and in the community.

Maybe I'm overthinking this, but sure everyone else on here wonders how they stack up.
 

AnonPanda1

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Destroy the MCAT and I think you'd be a wonderful candidate.
 

Skydive Fox

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Thanks for your service as a firefighter/EMT! I owe my life to a group of first responders and truly believe y'all are guardian angels. I think your experiences will be a tremendous asset. You're doing great, especially considering full-time work and school. Keep it up, man! :)
 
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