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Looking for advice for a 27-year-old that wants to go to med school

I currently work in software engineering (my background is in finance and computer science) and am thinking seriously about giving med school a stab. I'm less interested in getting into the reasons (though if you have comments on that I'm open to it), and more interested in advice and resources on making the transition. I feel terribly old to do this, but there's no time like the present, right?! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2014 - 20 answers

Help me maintain a positive attitude in medical school.

Help graduate (medical) school not grind me down. Recommend me stress / harm reduction techniques for maintaining positivity and a general sense of optimism? [more inside]
posted by kurosawa's pal on Feb 10, 2012 - 10 answers

the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

How do I explain a university medical withdrawal to a prospective employer without damaging my chances of being hired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 - 17 answers

What am I bringing to medicine – one word only, thanks.

Help me answer in one word, "what I will bring to medicine," for my white coat ceremony. [more inside]
posted by kurosawa's pal on Aug 12, 2011 - 84 answers

Calling all med students, past and present

Thinking back to medical school classes like Biochemistry and Pharmacology, how much foundational knowledge did you actually use from your undergrad courses in related subjects? Was it important to walk in being able to solve all of the kinds of problems you’d see in general chemistry and physics, or were concepts more important? I am trying to understand how much ‘general’ review is required for success before someone who has been admitted actually starts a medical school program.
posted by mockjovial on Jun 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Advice for Portuguese Doctor-to-be

Is there any funding out there for international med students in the US? [more inside]
posted by ajliberto on Jan 31, 2010 - 12 answers

You're in med school, what sites you lookin' at?

You're in medical school (or have recently graduated) - what online resources/websites do you use the most? Which are the most helpful in terms of research and studying? [more inside]
posted by 913 on Sep 22, 2009 - 11 answers

Say I wanted to become a medical illustrator...

Say I wanted to attend graduate school for a degree in Medical Illustration... what should I start doing now, as a freshman in undergrad, to insure that happens? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Aug 30, 2009 - 7 answers

medical education in the United States

Why do medical schools in the United States generally require a bachelor's degree before admission? [more inside]
posted by esnyder on May 24, 2009 - 14 answers

Where should I go to med school?

Where can I get a quality medical education for cheap in Europe when dual French and Canadian nationalities? [more inside]
posted by snoogles on Oct 28, 2008 - 5 answers

Does my study load affect my chances of getting into medical school?

Does my study load affect my chances of getting into (an Australian) medical school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Are there any significant disadvantages to going to medical school in the Caribbean?

Are medical schools in the Caribbean a respectable alternative to the traditional route of going to school in the US? [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Jul 30, 2008 - 13 answers

Housing in Winnipeg?

Where should a first year medical student live in Winnipeg? [more inside]
posted by Orange Pamplemousse on Jun 7, 2008 - 4 answers

Mad money looks like a terrible film

How do I make medical school affordable? [more inside]
posted by ouchitburns on May 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Medical School Theme Song Filter

For all you current and former medical school students out there: what one song defined your experience in medical school - especially year one. I'm looking for the song that has meaning but also a bit of tongue-in-cheek built in. It's the song you came up with on the back side of a marathon study session (while delirious). Does such a song exist?
posted by stuboo on Apr 3, 2008 - 11 answers

Med School Interview

Medical School Interview (MMI Style) Tips? [more inside]
posted by Orange Pamplemousse on Jan 21, 2008 - 1 answer

How can someone tell if he's cut out for medical school?

How can someone tell if he's cut out for medical school? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Sep 29, 2007 - 11 answers

Why go to college in America if you can get an MD elsewhere cheaper & faster?

Should someone in high school consider attending a foreign medical school instead of going to college in the US? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on May 6, 2006 - 24 answers

Med School Gratuation gift

What's a great thing to get someone graduating from medical school? [more inside]
posted by contessa on Apr 16, 2005 - 17 answers

My fiance and I have iChat AV cameras on Powerbooks. Can we work around blocked 16384-16403 ports to chat anyway?

OK, so my fiance just started med school 2000+ miles away from where I live. To stay in touch and keep our phone bills reasonable, we both got iChat AV cameras for our powerbooks. However, the neccesary ports (16384 to 16403) are not open on her school network. We contacted her IT department and a week later, the guy told her that he couldn't open those ports for security/bandwidth issues, leaving us high and dry. So, what would folks suggest we do in this situation? Is it really a security issue or just bandwidth? Are there any workarounds?
posted by garethspor on Aug 6, 2004 - 8 answers

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