What is the best alternative to becoming an M.D.?
I'm worried I won't make it into medical school- it's very competitive. What could I do instead of it doesn't work out? #medicine #doctor #healthcare #hospital-and-health-care
The easiest/most similar path is to try Osteopath school (becoming a DO). Otherwise, many students have chosen to become DPTs, NPs, and PAs. It's about your why more than anything!
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Christine Gazzara Hogan
When I was in college, I also considered going to medical school. I volunteered and shadowed a Physician's Assistant and Physical Therapists. This helped me learn about other fields and get a better understanding of what the different careers entail. Both PA and PT seemed like good options as an alternative to medical school if you are looking for something that requires less schooling.
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Leo Martinez II
However, PA, PT, OT are great alternatives.