Six Tips for Changing To A Career In Medicine
How do I change careers and become a doctor? As part of a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program at a top-20 university, this is a question our advisors are asked almost daily. Often the question is asked by successful professionals in other fields who want to pursue a career that is more meaningful, or who always dreamed of going to medical school. Over the years we have advised teachers, nurses, engineers, Peace Corps volunteers, military veterans, financial advisors, musicians, and others from a wide variety of fields about how to prepare for a career in medicine and successfully apply to medical school. Here in a nutshell are questions to ask yourself, key information to know, resources to utilize, and action items to help you on your way.