Do I have a chance getting into Medical School? I am a late bloomer. help!?
So, I started off moving to New Mexico for my undergrad from Boston (I am 26 now). I did not like my course of study and had a 2.8 GPA. I moved back to Boston to attend Business school at Bentley University. It was an incredible struggle getting in but I was determined. I graduated with a 3.0. That could be the dagger in the throat. But I got a solid job at Blue Cross Blue Shield in finance and have been there for about a year. Here is the kicker, I have epilepsy and recently had a near death experience. I knew that I wanted to help people after I left the hospital. More specifically neurology. I took 1 science course in college. SO HERE IS MY PLAN: I will attend harvard extension school, or umass boston for post bacc study, take the sciences, get around a 3.35 (being reasonable) and become sponsored by a professor there and take the MCAT which I will score around a 27-31. BUT I DONT HAVE MONEY!!!!! I I would have to be self supporting which means working full time at BCBS (I cannot risk losing that job so dont know what to do it...) WHICH means I would not have time for medical research/shadowing/volunteer at a facility. I could get my pre med done in about 2.5 years while working full time at BCBS. I dont know how I would have time to take the labs during the day...(SAP STORY): I raised myself (parents were drunks!) and have NEVER had ANYTHING handed to me. OH and I will be having brain surgery performed on me in 4 months. Talk about obstacles... I have an incredible will and personality. PLEASE take everything into consideration and give it to me straight/give me suggestions. If I can not be MD I will not pursue anything at all.. I went to New Mexico to major in golf management for my passion for golf. I played on the golf team. I transfer to Bentley and played on the golf team and worked full time and went to school full time! The MMEDIC Program (Modular Medical Integrated Curriculum) Is offered ONLY to BU undergrads in very good standing. I did not go to Boston University, but the OTHER BU! (Bentley University). I also mentioned that if I cannot make MD than I will not pursue medical field at all... BTW I majored in Accountancy and minored in English Lit!!! Thanks!! keep the responses coming!!
Asked By: nick714754 - 12/1/2011
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Hey there, I think if you really want to become a doctor then you should do it, but you need to research it more and at least do a day of shadowing or two to find out if this is a profession that you would want to dedicate a good chunk of your life to. Being a doctor requires a lot more then just wanting to help people... More
Answered By: Lookalo - 12/2/2011
Additional Answers (1)
You're not going to get into medical school. Your all or nothing attitude is not going to help you... More
Answered By: Frank - 12/1/2011
Are you the Beauty Expert in Your Group? Then Say Yes to Sell Avon!
$21/hr Start, Avg Pay $72K/yr Check Our Map of the 1700 Openings.
Become A Mystery Shopper. Immediate Start, No Fee, No Contracts
Earn $95/hr Bookkeeping Right From Home. Free Video Explains All!
Other Career Questions
What jobs are there in the business field that are night jobs? Places and job titles please. Im have a BA in Business Admin and looking for a night job, already have a morning/day job.
Enumerate these jobs Say, patent application writting. patent application writing. In a company, what jobs are needed to keep confidential?
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.