Should I finish the bachelors? New Nontrad

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Feb 26, 2007
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Without trying to be to long winded let me breakdown my situation and ask my question.

I am 26, 1 child, 1 wife, work fulltime and attend school about 8-10 hours a semester. I am seeking my undgrad in an engineering tech field, which does not have many of medical prerequisites built into the degree. My current plan is to take the remaining required premeds and classes required to finish bachelor concurrently, 1 premed and 1 or 2 classes for my bachelors a semester. However, I will be finished with my premeds before I have my BS complete. I will have 100+ hours toward a bachelors as required by both of my instate schools (Oklahoma U & OSU). Is it worth my time and money to apply to med school before I finish my bachelors or should I finish then apply?


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Sep 4, 2006
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I'd suggest that you need to complete your bachelors degree before you matriculate in medical school, but not before you apply. Do get the degree, even if it is not required by the medical school. You can take the MCAT after you finish the med school prerequisites. The score is generally good for 2-3 years, depending on where you apply.