I need some advice about my recent epiphany that I want to leave my 10-year career in Education to pursue a medical degree. Iâ€™m 32, have my B.A. in English Literature and am halfway through a Masters in Teaching and Learning. I had a 3.2 in undergrad, a 4.0 in grad school, and believe that Iâ€™ll have a well-rounded application.
I need to take all the necessary pre-reqs except English, so I want to go full-time and work part-time. Because of this, community college would be my best bet financially. However, Iâ€™ve heard that as a non-traditional applicant, undergrad may be even more crucial than if I were to have gone to med school directly after undergrad.
Does anyone have advice and/or a specific experience regarding this topic? Also, aside from seeking advice from medical schools to which I have yet to apply, what are some other good resources for a non-traditional student interested in applying to medical school with almost no science in their background?
Any info would be much appreciated.
p.s. Does anyone else feel like theyâ€™ve gone off the reservation too?
Hi - I was also working in the writing field, specifically in journalism for 10 years before taking the plunge to apply for medical school.
I am 31, and I am currently taking classes at a community college to get the pre-reqs. And, it’s working out just fine.
I have been told that the undergrad GPA isn’t as imp.
Sorry, got cut off. I was saying that, I was told that medical schools are most intersted in the scores you have in the last five years before you apply. So, I wouldn’t worry too much about your undergrad GPA if I were you.