psychology major

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jim Henderson, Aug 23, 1999.

  1. Jim Henderson

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    Hi, my name is veronica greunke and i am very
    : interested in going to medical
    : school, but i was thinking about a different route
    : than the rest of the
    : biology majors. i am a third year psychology major
    : at a California university. i started
    : out my college career as a bio major and completed
    : the first year course,
    : such as g.chem and and the freshman bio series along
    : with english and math. i
    : got C's in all of my science classes. i freaked out
    : and changed my major and
    : stayed home and went to a junior college for my
    : second year. i learned how to
    : study while i was home and thought that i wanted to
    : teach. so i returned to
    : the university this year as as psychology/special education
    : major. i also worked as a
    : reading tutor in a classroom 25 hours/ week and
    : realized i do not have the
    : passion to teach. this year i realized more and more
    : that i did not give
    : myself a fair chance and i really do want to go to
    : medical school.
    : so that brings me to now. i have a plan but i
    : am not sure it will
    : work. i am thinking i will return in the fall
    : and finish my degree in
    : the spring. then i will go through a nursing program
    : in my area and work as a
    : RN while taking the classes to pass my MCAT. Then i
    : will apply to medical
    : schools. is this a wise plan? do i have other
    : options? i would really
    : appreciate any advice or help you could lend.
    :
    :
    :
    : thank you!
    : Veronica ([email protected])
     
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  3. drhenderson

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    Veronica,
    There is no easy answer to your question. The road will be long
    and hard. Nursing and doctoring are very different, and though
    some nurses go to medical school, it really isn't too common. The
    philosophies of the two professions are different.
    You may want to brush up or repeat the basic courses, take the
    MCAT, then apply to medical school.

    I would not go to nursing school with the intention of going to
    medical school. If you go to nursing school, go with the
    intention of being a nurse.

    Nursing school will not help you AT ALL with the MCAT.

    Think long and hard about what you want to do, and I suggest
    taking the shortest road possible to that goal... this is a long
    enough course already.

    I wish you the best!

    Jim Henderson, MD of medicalstudent.net


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