I just wanted to introduce myself to the crowd! My name is Robert from Chicago and am currently pursuing a career change to medicine. I am super excited about everything that has been going on and think it’s wonderful that there is a community dedicated to nontraditionals.
I hold a B.A. in Photography but currently spend most of my time developing websites. I have also spent a great deal of time in both the photo retouching world as well as editing hundreds of thousands of wedding photographs (that isn’t a typo). And trust me, I wouldn’t suggest doing either of these. The advertising world is horrible and now, because of my exposure to wedding photos, I’m afraid to get married.
Needless to say, I’m ready for a change, and just like many of you guys out there, medicine is something I have dabbled with and thus gravitated towards.
I have met with multiple former professors and other professionals and they have all agreed that this is a smart path to take. I graduated with a 3.4 and have already taken calc, so I passed those two hurdles on my way to a post bac. I have already applied to Loyola’s program and am working on the UIC and IIT applications.
I am super excited to start and would love to hear any advice in regards to applying to post bac programs!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful New Years,
Hey Rob - there’s also a postbac program at Dominican University in Chicago if you haven’t applied there yet. And welcome!!
- Kate429 Said:
I think Dominican is in the suburbs and if so, it would take me hours to get there unless I had a car
I may apply just in case, doesn't hurt, right?