Most people that go to medical school follow a similar pattern. Majority of my classmates went through their undergrad courses and mixed the pre-med courses into their majors and minors. I, however, didn’t do that.
When I started going to college I was already 21 years old. After high school I lived in Hokkaido, Japan, for two years. After that I came home and started school. I always felt that I wanted to work in the medical field, but I wasn’t sure what level I could handle. Undergrad had its ups and downs, fortunately more ups, By the time I applied to medical school I was 27 years old and we were expecting our second child.
The nice thing about osteopathic schools is that they have a fair number of “non-traditional students.” One of the nice things about not being a typical applicant meant that I had a lot of non-traditional things to talk about during interviews. Over the next while I’ll be touching on a few topics that have come up in my med school journey thus far. Topics ranging planned are:
- Letters of Recommendations
- Choosing a School
- Paying for School
- Grades in Undergrad
- Grades in Medical School
- Remembering Everything From the First Two Years
- Preparing for the COMLEX / USMLE