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Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by ddosike, 09.29.14.

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  1. ddosike

    ddosike

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    first of all, let me briefly explain my situation.

    Went to community college -> transferred to 4 year college ( SUNY stonybrook) health science major, gpa 2.9

    Only took anato & physi 1+2, medical term, and few health related courses but nothing related to pre-med.

    As of now, I'm 28, and joined us army national guard ( drill aka part time soldier for 3 years) and will be gone

    for training from 1/26/15 to august of 2015 as a combat medic. The reason why I joined the army was to get

    some benefits and also for medical experiences so I can apply to PA school ( they ask for medical experience).

    So, what Im thinking is that once I come back from the training, ( which will be around august of 2015)

    Ill apply to post-bacc pre-med program near my area,

    and try to take all those pre-req courses for medical & PA school. I also need to boost up my gpa as hard as I

    can. Then I'll apply to all the med school, (D.O, podiatrist, Optometrist, etc) and P.A school. I know i might be

    lil old compare to other applicants, but I would rather choose something that will be get me a stable and better

    job.
     
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  3. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Meep Meep Meep 5+ Year Member

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    Applying to all those programs is idiotic. Pick one, do the right pre-reqs, and get on with your life.
     
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  4. ddosike

    ddosike

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    maybe i confused you guys, Im not applying to all those schools, considering one of those ( d.o, podiatrist, optometrist) and P.A schools.
     
  5. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Meep Meep Meep 5+ Year Member

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    You said you'd apply to 'all the med school'.

    Pick a path, do the necessary pre-reqs, and apply. Saying you're interested in like 50 different things doesn't really show commitment.
     
  6. Goro

    Goro 5+ Year Member

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    Medicine is calling like being a priest, a fireman, or...a soldier. Do some patient contact volunteer work to see if you really want to be around sick people, because it's a profession, not a job.
     

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