How can one get into medical school as a single mom of 3 very young kids?
It’s a conviction of mine to become a physician but life changed the route before I could complete that journey. I have completed all but one prerequisite. I have worked in the field but not as a licensed professional. Currently I’m functioning as a single mother with three children under 7 years. I do not have or foresee having reliable childcare because of the inventory and resources. I know that this requires me to be very inventive and creative but I’m also curious to know if anyone might have some concrete suggestions.
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P.s. There was a single mom with three younger kids in my stats class and she was doing amazing! We learned so much more because of the questions she was so brave to ask while other students, myself included, were a little shy about!
Yasemin recommends the following next steps:
It sounds like child care is a basic issue. Companies such as Amgen provide child care. There are also companies that pay for schooling. Perhaps working for a company that would have child care as a benefit and pay for your MD or ND would be an out of box way to solve both issues or one or the other. You could use the MD toward research or your own practice.
With many classes going online, it might be easier to get into medical schools in states you never considered moving to. So generating more options for schooling might help.
Vote for politicians and policies supporting universal child care.
Go for it! Now is the time.