I have always had the desire to become a physician but always made an excuse as to why I shouldn’t. I got a degree in Aviation (3.9 GPA) right before COVID tanked the industry. I’ve been working in HR for a huge company since.
I’m 25, graduated from undergrad spring 2020. I’ve got a wife and two toddlers and have become friends with many podiatry students who live near me. (They helped spark the interest again)
I am looking at two post bacc programs in my area. One is a structured post bacc certificate at a private university, and would cost roughly 4 times more than the other seemingly informal premed program at the local state university.
Is there a better route to take here? The former program suggests an MCAT score to be competitive. Thing is, I haven’t taken any prereq’s and would not do well on the MCAT.
I’m leaning toward the state university, assuming I get in, I just don’t want it hurting my application down the road. Any advice appreciated.