hi everyone. As everybody else in here, I also have a dream of becoming a doctor in the US. here’s my story though:
I am a 40 year old foreign national, and currently don’t even live in the US. however, I am married to a US citizen and in the process of hopefully becoming a permanent resident. while waiting for that to happen, I want to have all my ducks in a row and maybe even start some of the work needed before getting to the US.
here’s my background: I have a bachelor’s degree in MLS/CLS and a master of science degree, which i have been told are not going to be accepted by med school admissions committees. I have looked around and found out that there are a few options available to solve this problem:
- start from scratch and do a 4 year premed program
- do a post bacc
- do a post grad degree
Right now I am leaning towards doing a master’s/PhD degree since in most cases they’d pay for the tuition plus some stipend which would help, as i have to worry about supporting my family also. my questions is: is there any other option that I don’t know of? for instance can I take the pre-reqs without enrolling in a specific program and in a shorter amount of time / for cheaper while working full time? is it even allowed/legal to work full time and study?
so, i;d appreciate any insight, ideas and experiences you might want to share