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What are the various paths when we don't get seat in Medical ???

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I think this is an important question which may help me and others if we don't get seat in medical #teaching #biology #college-admissions #college-selection #medical-education

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Adrienne’s Answer

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I'm having a little bit of trouble understanding your question, but what I think you're asking is: What are other career paths available if I don't get accepted into medical school?

If I am correct, read on: I have worked with a lot of students asking the same question and it is a very valid concern. However, don't give up hope!

There are other options available including physical therapy, dentistry, veterinarian, research, teaching, speech therapy, public health, sciences, etc.

I would suggest that you make a trip to your school's academic advising office to speak with someone who can help you navigate through this and prepare for a plan B, should you need it!

Best of luck to you!

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Hi Adrienne! Thank you so much for the advice you gave Yasha above! I had a few follow up questions I wanted to ask out of curiosity as well. 1) Do you know how many students end up not receiving acceptance into medical school? Percentage wise, how competitive is it? 2) In your own personal experience as a career counselor, what have you advised people in this situation (uncertain about medical school) to do? Are there next steps we can take now to make sure we minimize the damage/pain of not getting into medical school? Thank you so much in advance for all of your help!

Inverpal’s Answer

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Hey, Yash! There are a number of different options you have if you don't get accepted into medical school. Depending on the nation you are from, if you are applying to medical school you may already have a bachelors degree in a field. In this scenario, you can explore lots of different graduate programs that fit your personal interests as an alternative. Adrienne mentioned a lot of these alternatives so I won't repeat them. You can also look into redoing courses, getting involved into more field-related extracurriculars, retaking the MCAT to increase your chances of getting into medical school if you plan on re-applying. If you don't have a bachelors yet, you could get a bachelors in a field related to what your interest in medicine may have been! Good luck!