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    Questions, lots of questions.

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    --What are the best ways to figure out if being a doctor is right for you? I have thought about volunteering at a hospital, just not sure how much access that is going to give me. I like a challenge, and have always been interested in medicine. I also would love to spend time abroad volunteering. I currently perform laser hair removal and electrolysis. I am sure that this industry will not keep me satisfied long term.

    --How long are most foreign MS programs? I have a ** in Econ. I would get my pre reqs before applying and taking the MCAT. Is it 2 years abroad, and 2 years doing US clinicals? If someone has a link that lays out the entire process that would be great. It seems like there are only 3, maybe 4 schools that are worth attending.

    My GPA is a sad 2.7 - Taking the pre reqs will improve that slightly. I believe I am capable, I just failed to open a book during undergrad.

    Any advice, or wisdom is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    hmmmm

    Honestly, don't think medicine is your path.....

    Medicine is for the most part a calling....with bare minimum 3.0 GPA of 3-4 years of undergrad....and I do recommend the MCAT...with regards to top schools, if indeed MD is what you REALLY want to do......you can take a MSc, medical sciences program to improve ur chances at LCME type programs, and that will also serve as a test for you to see if indeed you want to pursue medicine as a career....

    consider LCME MD Programs or even DO.....then top 4 Carib schools, like UWI, AUC, SGU, ROSS, all are ok choices....

    Cheers,

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    pdeco1 is offline Newbie 510 points
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    I am still looking into things, but I am going to spend the next 8-9 months volunteering at a local hospice. Any better suggestion to gain experience and insight?

    I will make a decision to pursue post-bac next summer. A rigorous year of pre reqs, followed up by the MCAT. My dedication and results will dictate whether I am to continue onto med school or pursue a different medical path.

    I want to pursue medicine, I am just not sure if the career is what my perception of it is.

    Thanks.

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    good idea

    Good Idea,
    Volunteering at your local hospital will provide you with an idea of what medicine is about, also see if you can spend few weeks observing your family MD or other specialty of your interest.
    And get a LOR...
    If you already completed your BA maybe take few science courses, or get into MSc (medical sci program.) then take the MCAT.......You should be able to get into some good Medical program.

    Good luck,

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