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    Well it has been a long road but it's almost over.

    I started Chiro school in 1998 at Life West (California) finished in 2001 and opened a practice in Oakland CA. About 6 months into practice I realized I didn't want to work Chiropractic for the rest of my life. (couldn't see myself selling Chiro at the county fair when am 40). I worked my practice for two years when I sold it and decided to go to med school. It was a hard decision as I have a wife and kids but we made to move to AUC in SXM. Med school was similar to DC school but more in depth and exam scores and grades had more meaning.

    For all those thinking about making the move, the road is long but I have never regretted my decision. I have enjoyed going through school again and building on the education I gained in Chiropractic school.

    Bookite DC, MD
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    congrats bookite

    While every situation is unique this transformation is happening more often, especially with the younger chiropractors. I applaude you for having the guts, desire and drive to start and then finish. I wish you the best in residency and hope you enjoy TN.

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    Looooong Road!!!!

    My situation is identical to yours, though I have yet to start med school. I have a truck load of questions, can you give me some insight on your process from A to Z???




    Quote Originally Posted by bookite View Post
    Well it has been a long road but it's almost over.

    I started Chiro school in 1998 at Life West (California) finished in 2001 and opened a practice in Oakland CA. About 6 months into practice I realized I didn't want to work Chiropractic for the rest of my life. (couldn't see myself selling Chiro at the county fair when am 40). I worked my practice for two years when I sold it and decided to go to med school. It was a hard decision as I have a wife and kids but we made to move to AUC in SXM. Med school was similar to DC school but more in depth and exam scores and grades had more meaning.

    For all those thinking about making the move, the road is long but I have never regretted my decision. I have enjoyed going through school again and building on the education I gained in Chiropractic school.

    Bookite DC, MD

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    first

    The process was easy after my wife was ok with moving to a foreign country for med school.

    As a chiropractor you should have all the pre-recs needed except the MCAT because they don't make us take that for Chiro school. So look into a kaplan MCAT prep class and take it. I only applied to AUC as the island was the most developed but AUC, SGU, SABA and Ross are great schools and will get you where you need to be. So take the MCAT and apply to one of these schools. You may have burned through your financial aid with chiro school so you may need to apply for private loans. If you have been working a practice and own things you might have enough for school by selling those things off.

    As for going back it was easy. This time around I studied a lot more as your score in med school are important for residency placement. School was similar to chiro school in that the hours were the same and the basic stuff you learned will help you while in basic science.

    ONE WARNING: Most Chiropractors don't like paperwork, Medicine is a lot of paperwork so if you are in that boat you may want to rethink things.

    If you have specific questions just ask and Ill try to answer them.
    Emergency Medicine Physician

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