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    Burn Out Return

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    Hi I was a RUSM student and was put on administrative withdrawal because I wasn't able to complete Step 2 successfully due to burn out. I passed Comp, Step 1 with 1 try. I essentially am an MD without the M or D. I have a 3.6 or 3.7 cumulative GPA. I've been working on myself for sometime and I'm now able to continue and finish my education.

    I am essentially stuck on how to proceed. I don't think any school will allow me to transfer all my 4 years worth of credit or even transfer at all. And also there's the issue of paying for school. My loans have gained ~ a third of the value of the original principal and as such don't know if I'll ever be able to get more student loans.

    I'll really appreciate any advice or insight anyone can offer.

    Thank you everyday

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    College of Medicine, U.S. Satellite Sites – U.S.A.T

    USAT appears to offer a fifth year program for folks like you. Not sure what it entails except dumping more money into the sinkhole of medical education.

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    Thank you. I'll look into that. I'll also like to clarify that I'm not only interested in actually completing the MD, any decent alternative career path will also be helpful.

    thanks

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    have you considered a physician assistant? the hours are great and the pay is quite good. It will require additional training but atleast you can use your medical knowledge.
    step 2 pass score has increased significantly over the past few years; its unfortunate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Everyday View Post
    Thank you. I'll look into that. I'll also like to clarify that I'm not only interested in actually completing the MD, any decent alternative career path will also be helpful.

    thanks

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    I agree that PA school is the fastest track in the USA with a great return on your investment. In addition, the PA is able to practice in underserved areas such as Indian reservation and receive student loan reimbursement from Federal government. With that said, the PA track is competitive but there are many schools so apply broadly. I have a friend that finished school in Las Vegas called Touro and enjoyed it although a bit pricey.

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    Thanks for the responses.

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    I'd stick it out. Push through it.

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