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What kind of back up plans are available for pre-med students?

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There are more applicants than matriculants and it will only get more difficult to enter medical school. What are some back up plans that a student majoring in science can have aside in order to prepare for the worst outcome: rejection? #college #medicine #doctor #medical-school #med-school #graduate-school #pre-med #science

Great question because like you said, medical school is competitive. For those who don’t enter on the first time, I would remind you that it doesn’t mean you should give up. Some students apply twice before getting into medical school. There are post-bach programs in science that can help students gain admission to medical schoool. Some of those program offer Masters degrees. If you major in science, there are many fields you can enter other than medical school. There are opportunities in research, teaching science at college or graduate school level, as well as businesss opportunities. Student Voices by CV ..
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Estelle’s Answer

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If you cannot get into medical school, these are some options that offer good careers or could be considered to make you a better med school applicant:
MBA
Masters in Public Health
Nursing
Med Tech
EMT
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Angela’s Answer

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There are lots of options... especially if you will still complete at least you BS in Biology or Chemistry (if your pre-med classes don't equal a BS degree look at what classes you need to make it happen). There are many careers in the medical field in addition to doctors. Have you considered nursing school? It's also quite competitive but usually have more spots than the medical programs. Or working in the diagnostic labs that support clinics and hospitals. There are medical lab technician or clinical lab technician (MLT/CLT) programs that help you get into those positions.

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Rachel’s Answer

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If you don't get in your first try, I would recommend retaking the MCAT to obtain a higher score and joining a research lab where you will obtain publications.
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Richard’s Answer

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Consider a Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs
https://apps.aamc.org/postbac/#/index


Or apply to Caribbean medical school or DO school.
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