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RN to MD - page 4

Do any of the readers or posters here actually know of anyone that went from RN to MD. I wanted to see how many people actually did this. Most people I know that went medical followed the PA route.... Read More

  1. Visit  nburgeson profile page
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    I know of two physicians who were first RNs and later became doctors. Both are psychiatrists now.
  2. Visit  kalevra profile page
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    Does anyone here know how old some of those RNs were before when they entered medical school?
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  3. Visit  CatRNMD profile page
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    How Cool! Im an ER RN and in Med school now! Its cool because you have an 'edge' over your classmates... for example you know how to deal with patients, know how to take H&P's, have seen a lot of death..and the list goes on. The only thing I find challenging is the coursework...it is very challenging and requires dedicated hours of studying. Definitely NOT for everyone. I have a long road ahead but its a neat feeling to meet other doctors that were once nurses also along the way and share random nursing stories :-)
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  4. Visit  BloomNurseRN profile page
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    I wish I could say the doctor I work for who started out as a nurse and worked his way through medical school had an awesome bedside manor. Honestly, I was shocked to find out he used to be a nurse.
  5. Visit  Mom To 4 profile page
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    One of my favorite physicians I have worked with was an RN first. Great man!
  6. Visit  ♪♫ in my ♥ profile page
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    Quote from Bloomgirl118
    I wish I could say the doctor I work for who started out as a nurse and worked his way through medical school had an awesome bedside manor. Honestly, I was shocked to find out he used to be a nurse.
    Why?

    I run across a few jerk nurses who would likely be jerk docs/teachers/pilots/engineers/firefighters.

    Jerks are jerks, irrespective of profession.
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  7. Visit  BloomNurseRN profile page
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    Quote from ♪♫ in my ♥
    Why?

    I run across a few jerk nurses who would likely be jerk docs/teachers/pilots/engineers/firefighters.

    Jerks are jerks, irrespective of profession.
    Why what? Why was I shocked? Because he's an arrogant person that I can't imagine lowering himself to be a nurse. He actually doesn't even like people to know he was a nurse because it's basically shameful to him.
  8. Visit  LucyWill profile page
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    May I ask how old you were when you started medical school? I'm considering medical school or PA school. I was considering NP but now that the programs are 4 years I'm thinking if I'm going to spend four more years in school I might as well bite the bullet and go to medical school (yes I understand that there is residency time to consider as well). It's a really hard decision, I'm not married and don't have kids but I just wish I was four or five years younger.
    Last edit by LucyWill on Aug 3, '13 : Reason: Forgot to quote CatRNMD
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  9. Visit  ToothFairy(5) profile page
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    I have worked with a couple. I am way to old to go back to school but if I were 15 years younger...................................
  10. Visit  thenursemandy profile page
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    The title of this thread is RN-MD.
  11. Visit  soreadyRN profile page
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    Does anyone think there is a specific type of nurses that will assist the most as an MD, ICU?
  12. Visit  Argo profile page
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    I know 7 or 8... 3 anesthesiologists, 2 surgeons and some other various specialties.
  13. Visit  CatRNMD profile page
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    Hi LucyWill..I was 29 when I started...Def wish I was younger also but you age regardless so do what fits YOU best. I chose the med school route simply because it's what I always wanted to be and I figured why not go for it. It is a very hard decision and I sit here and wonder why I am doing this to myself ..lol! But in the end 4 or 5 years will go by faster than you know it. Everyone has their own personal reason why they pursue NP school vs. PA school or MD vs CRNA school, etc.... so sit down and really think about your choices. I shadowed doctors and worked extensively with other nurses on the floors to help make my decision...because after all: this is a life changing career decision-one that isn't easy to change. As far as age..I met doctors who started at 40 and a med student who was ~55! Good luck in your decision... :-)

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