bjt223

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Hey everyone,

We all on a same path to get into medical school or any medical career professions. As a nontrad, we all went different routes in getting there. So to my curiosity, I was wondering what was everyone's past or current career before attending medical school?
 

Crayola227

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didn't we already have this exact same thread in this same subforum?
 
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RedRaider2013

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Commercial Banker specializing in credit risk mitigation. I hate life. Hopefully one day I’ll work up the courage to finally start my post bacc journey.
 

kmgfuturedoc1012

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Various not-for-profit work, mostly on the administrative and project management side. I've also worked in education and youth programming, both in the US and overseas.
 

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Technical services engineer for a medical software company. Starting a post bacc in the spring! Don't tell my boss, he doesn't know yet ;)
 
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tryptamine

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I bounced around quite a bit before arriving at this path, but the progression since graduation has been: research chemist --> English/chemistry teacher abroad --> backcountry guide/expedition manager --> bartender and barista --> middle manager at a Bay Area tech company --> unemployed med school application builder. It's fantastic to have a trajectory that finally feels right and sustainable.
 

flightnurse2MD

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Military police then unit desk clerk then med tech then nurse then crna school dropout then hospital supervisor then part-time flight nurse while going to medical school.
 
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DoctorDOWell

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chiropractor and acupuncturist
 
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djtallahassee

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chiropractor and acupuncturist
Care to share any details of your interviews with respect to your past career? I bet them DOs loved talking to you. Looks like your in MUCOM, wish they'd give me an interview :/ Congrats!
 

DoctorDOWell

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Care to share any details of your interviews with respect to your past career? I bet them DOs loved talking to you. Looks like your in MUCOM, wish they'd give me an interview :/ Congrats!
i just expressed to people that after almost six years in practice, i've seen the power of manual medicine (cause usually people don't seek complimentary and alternative medicines until they've exercised every standard of care they have access to... being their PCP and then one [if not several] specialists... and still after being through the ringer of advanced imaging/various expensive and taxing diagnostics, they haven't quite reached a quality of living that they feel should be their new "normal") and in the same breath, i expressed how i've seen the limitation of what i'm able to do with a lot of conditions just using complimentary and alternative medicines. i see where a patient may need anti-imflammatory meds, steroid injections, antibiotics, muscle relaxants, and full-blown surgical interventions. i'm a man of science and believe we ought to exercise as conservative an intervention as possible :)

i also expressed how in my experience, integrating both sides of the treatment (medications/surgeries with manual/complimentary alternatives) usually creates better results altogether. mucom is my dream since i'm a hoosier and i'm so stoked to get started next year!! if you have any other questions just holla at me and i'd be glad to help you any way i know! be patient mostly mate, it'll happen
 
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Crayola227

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the oldest profession

not prostitution, though
 

RNthenDoc

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the oldest profession

not prostitution, though
Hunter?


I was (am?) a critical care RN. Time to switch gears, though, and I’m excited to learn more. I’ve spent the better part of a decade in the ICU and mostly I’ve learned how little I know. ;)
 
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RNtoMD87

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Mil PoPo then CCRN
 

Matthew9Thirtyfive

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OR tech -> session musician/writer -> Navy
 
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Preschool teacher
 

astrostellar

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Military language analyst -> probably short interim career as a hobo
 
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My goodness! We have some seriously interesting people here. I need to get a beer with you all and hear more about some of these jobs!

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