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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by daver, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. daver

    daver Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 9, 2002
    Ok, just a guess, but I bet I am not the only one who reads this site who is not a full time college student in the traditional sense of the word. Sure I go full time, taking 14 hours this term, but I also have 2 kids, a wife and a job that requires 40-50 hours/week of my time. Whining? Absolutely not (wouldn't have it any other way) Want sympathy? No, just send money!
    Not sure what I want out of this post, it is just always good to know that you are not fighting the long hard battle by yourself. Just wondering if there are any other struggling non-trads out there and how the world is treating you.
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  3. efex101

    efex101 attending Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2002
    I am also a non-trad going to school FT (first degree) but not working full time. I am married with two children, a dog and a cat. It is tough when you are embarked on this journey with a family but it is doable..good luck!
  4. agent

    agent agent, RN 7+ Year Member

    Jul 30, 2002
    Near Chicago
    i have a wife a new baby and 1 on the way.. i go to school ft and work ft.

    i live near chicago and hope to go to Loyola or UIC.
  5. tangeefox

    tangeefox Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Me too :) Married, two kids, school ft, work pt. volunteer 3 hrs. a week. Already have a bachelors in Mass Comm. But, luckily, only 25. (didn't take me too long to figure out that I really DID want to be a doctor after all :))

    Do you really think "life experiences" are a good thing when applying to med school?
  6. tonem

    tonem Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 13, 1999

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