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Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by dewdrinker23, May 6, 2007.
If you don't really really really want to go to med school - then DON'T. Apply for the health care field you really want. Med school is way too crappy to suffer through if it's not what you want.
There are no worse reasons to go to med school than this one. Only go if you really want to be there. You will likely hate it otherwise. Even if you really want to be there it's a tough journey. Hours and paperwork are going up, salary going down, and the field takes at least 4 years of school and 3+ years of residency just to get started. If you think you could be happy in another allied health career, then that's what you should do -- med school is for those who don't think that.
Do not become a doctor because someone else thinks it's a good idea. Go into the career you most want to enter. If you are an especially strong contender for your preferred allied-health position, you will have a great shot at the school you'd most like to attend, the potential to be a class leader, and your choice of available positions when you graduate. Your current GPA does not make you a good candidate for medical school unless you can raise it with more coursework, or a post-bacc. Alternatively, you could prove a sustained ability to get As in upper-level science courses in a masters program.
Yah, you are correct. I find it funny that people would say you are "too good of an applicant for a certain career." How can a person even be "too good" for any career? Anyways, I know what medical school is like (a good idea anyways) and I don't find it that exciting. I had to re-read the email responses I got back from the directors I emailed about why I want to go into this certain field of study and got my thinking straight again. I hate it when that happens.
A 3.1 is not overbearing for anything. But do what you want regardless.