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    Med school requirements??????????????

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    Do all schools require a 4 year degree to get into med school or can you just have the basic science requirements? I am 33 with some credits about 20 so starting college with a baby and wife would be ...........well pretty hard to do. I work in a hospital emergency dept and have strong letters of reccomendation from the physicians i work with. I am looking in the Phillipines and carribean and help would be appreciated.I know you need to take the mcat or nmat for all schools but do you have to have this before you even apply?

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    be careful

    Most states will require 90 undergrad credits, with a certain number being in certain disciplines such as chemistry, biology, physics etc. This is for licensure, which is far more important than just getting into med school. There are unscrupulous schools that will accept you with less. Unless you wanna be Dr. Frieswiththat, I suggest you get at least 90 undergrad credits, and look into what subjects states require you have studied. G
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    well..

    well hold on, lets seperate out the facts a little bit more.

    All states require at least 60 credit hours of undergrad work.

    Some of those (maybe half) require 90 credit hours of undergrad work.

    A few states (<10) require some of those credits to be specific courses such as biology, gen chem, o chem, physics, etc.


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    Re: Med school requirements??????????????

    Quote Originally Posted by Wendell
    Do all schools require a 4 year degree to get into med school or can you just have the basic science requirements? I am 33 with some credits about 20 so starting college with a baby and wife would be ...........well pretty hard to do. I work in a hospital emergency dept and have strong letters of reccomendation from the physicians i work with. I am looking in the Phillipines and carribean and help would be appreciated.I know you need to take the mcat or nmat for all schools but do you have to have this before you even apply?
    The MCAT is not a requirement for US residency, but it is necessary for US med school application, not all Carib schools, (except SGU, AUC, Ross, and maybe now, Saba). Good Luck!




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    You might consider pre-med programs at some off-shore schools at your age.
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