Do I have a chance at becoming a medical doctor after 13 years of a statistics degree?
I have always wanted to be a medical doctor, factors beyond me made me pursue a BSc. in Statistics and i graduated over 13 years ago. Although, I have lost a lot of years, I now want to pursue that dream of becoming a medical doctor.
Do I have a chance?
I am trying to apply for a pre med program @ the moment. Which program would be best to enrol in?
Is there a way I could complete a pre med program in less than 4 years? How?
Can my previous degree help the process in any way?
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I hope this helps!
Best of luck!
Test scores and grades will be important. You also have the ability to write a unique personal statement based on your life experiences.
Finding a premed advisor is key. But also consider emailing the admissions department of your local medical school. Explain that you’re a non traditional student with a bachelors degree and you were wondering if there was a chance you could speak with one of the physicians on the admissions committee. They may be willing to help you figure out what you specifically need. If the physicians can’t speak with you the admissions admin may be able to help you navigate whether you need a full new degree or just prerequisites.
You can also consider a six year med program. 2 years college then directly to medical school. I normally don’t recommend them but you’d be perfect for it. (I normally don’t recommend because college should be a time to explore other things besides your career choice.)
By the way, a degree in stats will be impressive to the faculty at any medical school.
Best of luck to you!!
I had a prior career (in fact about 25% of my medical school class had a prior career.). These tend to bring diversity to medicine!