Hello everyone!

Hello there! New member and wanted to properly introduce myself.

My name is Amber and I’m from Texas. A Literature major with a career in teaching high school English, I believe, secures my status as a nontraditional student. I’m applying to medical school within my state (with a few outside) and have a vested interest in global/tropical medicine. While in college, I worked in an occupational clinic and enjoyed it thoroughly. After graduation, I went into education and worked with under-served populations at an urban, Title I school. My fascination with medicine and science was always there, despite my background in the humanities. I was the English teacher in our school’s medical pathway. Around my second year of teaching I decided to reevaluate my life plan, since I had finally reached a place of clarity, and knew that medical school was it. It all started from a conversation with friends. Someone asked, “What fact-of-life really bothers you?” and he had assumed this would launch into a tirade about education (as it often does with a group of teachers), but my answer revolved around the inequity of medical care for underprivileged populations. I had seen this in my students, had experienced it myself growing up in a lower class family, and had recently read an article about issues with access to vaccines. I couldn’t get it out of my head. Practicing what I preached as a teacher, I followed my gut, researched topics, and felt inclined to do something about it. Of course, I felt the same fear of being older and needing 1-2 years worth of school that most non-trad students do, but I decided to do it anyway. That was almost a year and a half ago and now I’m only 3 credits away from fulfilling my premed prereqs.

I’m excited to join this community - the need for support in this process is undeniable. Happy to be here and looking forward to gaining some friends in the process!


Welcome! Congrats on almost being done with the prereqs! Let us know if we can help.

Thank you :slight_smile: will do!

Welcome and good luck!