I’ll try to make this as short as possible. I am 35 years old, civil engineer with an MBA.
I started college in 2002 majoring in biology to start pursuing my life long dream of becoming a pediatrician. After my freshman year though I grew unmotivated from the school I was at and in a way started doubting I could ever get to become a doctor. I decided to transfer to an engineering school which was what ‘ran’ in my family (dad, brother, cousins all engineers).
Fast foward 5 years (2008) I graduated from my civil engineering program with average gpa (3.0). I took some med school pre reqs back then but still missing quite a few. Now I am reconsidering going back on the medschool path, because although I have had a very successful career so far, I just cant seem to shake the desire and dream of becoming a doctor. being 12 years removed from school, I am thinking about doing an associates degree in biology at a local community college for several reasons: allows me to continue to work for a couple more years and save money which will be much needed in the future, cover pre reqs as I dont think I am a good candidate for a formal post bacc or masters program, raise my gpa, and show commitment to my goal.
Is this a smart idea? Are community college credits frowned upon?? Any tips would be appreciated!