It really annoys me when nurses say they are going to go to med school... - page 9

I see a lot of posts by nurses who think they are going to go to med school. A pre-med BS and BSN are totally different school tracks.....if you are an RN, it is almost impossible to move on to med... Read More

  1. by   megank5183
    wow....when did i ever say that i disparage my coworkers? this is an anonymous forum (thought that was implied?) i would never confront someone and disparage them about anything! can't we sometime just vent without having the so-called moral police judge us? everyone has annoyances...i have found that the most sanctimonious are usually the ones who are the meanest!

    Quote from carolinapooh
    If we're all in the same boat, then the OP shouldn't disparage her coworkers when and if they talk about medical school, even if they're doing it as a bit of a rant at the med cart and even less so if they're serious. That further divides the team and delineates 'us' and 'them' even more.

    If we're meant to be there for each other, she should then also be expected to support her coworkers in their endeavors and dreams.

    That MD/DO who used to be an RN could become the medical director that revamps an entire hospital's way of thinking.
  2. by   carolinapooh
    I am far from sanctimonious, thank you. Can't say I've ever been called mean, either - especially by someone I've never met.

    If you're saying it annoys you when RNs talk about going to med school, the assumption (and I'd be willing it's the assumption of most of us) is that you're referring to your coworkers. 'Disparaging' doesn't have the direct meaning of 'in someone's face' - it can easily be done elsewhere.

    Venting here is allowed - but never, ever be surprised by the direction a thread may take.
  3. by   megank5183
    how are my personal musings on a DB delineating the 'team' into us and them? You made the assumption that I am not supportive of my coworkers....I think that I am pretty nice and supportive to all the people that I work with (but my coworkers are the ultimate judges of that). In relation to this post, I was not actually was not talking about my coworkers, but that is besides the point. You obviously have the right to think that I am not supportive or that I am disparaging, just as I have the right to find your post sanctimonious....Again, this is a forum where people come to, among many other things, air annoyances about the field of nursing.....nothing to take too seriously or read so deeply into....
  4. by   jadhalliwellflores
    I have looked into medical school in the recent past and the only additional thing I needed was 2 semesters of physics. The medical schools I looked into did not care what your degree was in as long as you had at least a year worth of college level physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics. Obviously, there are going to be very few people applying who majored in per-history Russian literature, but if they had the requires science courses they could at least apply.
  5. by   carolinapooh
    Quote from megank5183
    how are my personal musings on a DB delineating the 'team' into us and them? You made the assumption that I am not supportive of my coworkers....I think that I am pretty nice and supportive to all the people that I work with (but my coworkers are the ultimate judges of that). In relation to this post, I was not actually was not talking about my coworkers, but that is besides the point. You obviously have the right to think that I am not supportive or that I am disparaging, just as I have the right to find your post sanctimonious....Again, this is a forum where people come to, among many other things, air annoyances about the field of nursing.....nothing to take too seriously or read so deeply into....
    I'm not the one going on and on about it. I've moved on. And I'm not the only one in this thread who's made such statements or such assumptions. You're actually reading far too much into that one small post for some reason.

    Enjoy.
  6. by   KATRN78
    It's seems more medical schools are offering post bachelor programs that are perfect for Bsn to pursue an md
  7. by   besaangel
    Quote from carolinapooh
    I just looked up the prereqs for UNC's medical school. The only prereqs I'm missing are a semester of biochemistry (which is only recommended, not required) and one additional semester of physics. I've had two years of chemistry (including a year of organic chemistry) and four semesters of biology, including a class I took for the hell of it in introductory genetics and my microbiology class (this doesn't include my general biology course, either, but it does include A&P, so I've actually had five semesters of biology)
    Or you are in a BSN program like mine that requires biochem and if you cant get into that class, you'd have to take inorganic and organic to satisfy that requirement for graduation...

    Its so doable...
  8. by   priorities2
    As someone who looked into pre-med before deciding on nursing, I just want to add (if it hasn't yet been added) that med schools actually prefer degrees like Spanish Studies, Sociology, Communications, Business, over the typical bio or chemistry. The prereqs are independent of the major and can be taken post-BSN if a nurse wants to go back to med school. One year of chem, one year of physics, one year of ochem could be taken as a non-degree-seeking student post-BSN if a nurse does want to apply to med school. It would take about 1.5-2 yrs to complete full-time.
  9. by   neurocheck2
    It doesn't matter what degree your going for as long as your doing your Pre-Med courses. Things might have changed now, but when I was in college back in the 1990's, my Pre-Med advisor told me to get a degree in something you like. He said medical schools didn't give any preference to students majoring in subjects such as Biology or Chemistry. So I majored in Civil Engineering and took my Pre-Med courses. In the end, my lack of volunteer experience prevented entry into medical school, not my degree. I could of went into nursing back then, but I thought I was too good to change bed pans or check blood pressures. I was a little nave back then.
  10. by   MatrixRn
    Let folks enjoy their dreams. Why would this annoy anyone? Just smile and nod.
  11. by   Rhi007
    In Australia, you can apply for med school with a Bach of nursing; you apply to take the GAMSAT (graduate test)
  12. by   PMFB-RN
    Quote from megank5183
    I see a lot of posts by nurses who think they are going to go to med school. A pre-med BS and BSN are totally different school tracks.....if you are an RN, it is almost impossible to move on to med school without getting a totally new bachelor's degree. In fact, as an RN it is almost impossible to become a PA without taking at **** load of new classes. Does this pipe dream annoy anyone else??
    *** It doesn't annoy me if they are serious and realistic about their desire. I have had various nurses I know go to medical school after being nurses for a few years. A university in my state offers a masters in science degree that covers all the medical school requirements. I know several people who went that rout. I also know a couple others who did their requirements at community colleges then went to medical school in the Caribbean and one to Russia (spoke Russian as all 4 of his grandparents were from Russia). There are also some universities that offer BSN with pre-med. Usually about 154 credits in 4 years and not for the faint of heart but have known several grads from such programs, some went to med school and some didn't.
    It DOES annoy me if they think that nursing school is a stepping stone to medical school and appear clueless as to how one goes about becoming a physician. Some people will say they are going to med school in the mistaken belief they will get more respect from their fellow nurses or society.
  13. by   dreamon
    Quote from mindlor
    First to the OP I will say congrats!! Bless you for having so little in your life to fret over that this is at the forefront

    Secondly, I have no idea about med school, but I have first hand experience with a PA school admissions specialist. She told me that they jump for joy when they get applicants that are RN's. The love love love to accept RNs and do so on a regulat basis because,

    "nurses go on to become excellent PA's"
    Oh! Good to know- what city I'd the school in?

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