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RN/BSN to medical school? - page 2

Hello, Im a nursing student right now but possibly thinking of attending medical school after I obtain my RN/BSN. Any thoughts? Has anyone done this? Good/bad idea?... Read More

  1. Visit  adpk89 profile page
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    Hi,
    I am brand new on here and I can't figure out how to post or anything. However, I was wondering if you could help. I saw that you got into Medical School. I have my BSN and I was wondering what route you took to complete your personal statement. Do you have any tips/tricks that you could lend? Any help would be much appreciated. Also, I apologize to the owner of the original post, I don't mean to steal or take over your post in any way. I just couldn't figure out how to start a new one. Thank you sincerely.
  2. Visit  panamishe profile page
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    I truly don't remember how I did my personal statement but I'm currently writing one to apply for residencies. The advice I was given was to approach it in a chronological way. I would start with an introduction, how you got interested in medicine, an anecdote, a quote. Then do a paragraph on your past experiences, then one on your current experiences, and lastly one on your future plans. if you want more advice, i would suggest checking out Student Doctor Network Forums | An educational community for students and doctors spanning all the health professions. specifically the nontraditional student section. good luck!!
  3. Visit  thechamster profile page
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    hey panamishe,

    I'm in nursing school right now and planning on going to medical school. During your interviews for medical school, did any of them ask you about nursing and why you chose medicine instead? Did they like that you took nursing classes pharm/patho etc? And just curious of your grades and mcat score? I also sent you a friend request, hope to hear from you soon!

    Thank You!
  4. Visit  rachel33138 profile page
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    How is medical school? is it as hard as getting your RN. I like to think nothing is as hard as nursing school.

    I've been working as an RN now for a few years and i really would like to attend medical school, but I'm afraid.

    Please let me know how you doing in medical school.

    Good Luck!
  5. Visit  elkpark profile page
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    Quote from rachel33138
    How is medical school? is it as hard as getting your RN. I like to think nothing is as hard as nursing school.
    Are you actually serious? Medical school is much harder than nursing school.
  6. Visit  SummitRN profile page
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    Quote from rachel33138
    How is medical school? is it as hard as getting your RN. I like to think nothing is as hard as nursing school.
  7. Visit  Luckyyou profile page
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    Quote from rachel33138
    How is medical school? is it as hard as getting your RN. I like to think nothing is as hard as nursing school.
    oh my goodness.

    I see people on here discussing how hard nursing school is, and how they have no life and never see their family or friends, and never get any sleep, etc...

    Take that and multiply it by about three and you have medical school. Although I went to a BA/MD program which is quite a bit different than traditional medical school...
  8. Visit  jjo9el profile page
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    have you ever been to Nursing school? I guess the answer is no, right? So you can't make the comparison.
    Second, your comparing a bachelor program to a graduate program.. Learn to think before you start writing. If you want to compare, compare your bachelor program with BSN program.
  9. Visit  Luckyyou profile page
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    Quote from jjo9el
    have you ever been to Nursing school? I guess the answer is no, right? So you can't make the comparison.Second, your comparing a bachelor program to a graduate program.. Learn to think before you start writing. If you want to compare, compare your bachelor program with BSN program.
    Huh? Me? I'm a practicing NICU nurse with a BSN now.... maybe someone else should start thinking before they start writing?
  10. Visit  elkpark profile page
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    Quote from jjo9el
    have you ever been to Nursing school? I guess the answer is no, right? So you can't make the comparison.
    Second, your comparing a bachelor program to a graduate program.. Learn to think before you start writing. If you want to compare, compare your bachelor program with BSN program.
    A previous poster asked if medical school is as hard as nursing school. Hence, the comparison of an undergraduate program to a graduate program. Suggest you follow your own advice.
  11. Visit  zippeh profile page
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    You are amazing. I am on the fence right now between dropping from nursing school for medical school. I am a first semester student atm. But I don't want to get my BS in chem or whatever I choose and then be stuck waiting to get into med school and working as a CNA making $13/hr. Which won't be adequate to pay off loans while in the waiting period (if that happens). Although, I am considering just doing the first year and getting my LPN, then going off to a University and getting my BS since LPN's make decent money. Knowing someone else did the "back-up" plan way really eases me.
  12. Visit  theonewhoknows profile page
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    I'm curious to know how different your program is. My former boss went that route.
  13. Visit  companisbiki profile page
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    Quote from panamishe
    most med schools don't require calculus so i wouldnt recommend taking it and possibly dropping your gpa. as long as you have 2 college level math courses you should be alright. take inorganic and physics w/o calc 1 next semester then take the second part to each class over the summer (one each month), that way you only have organic chem to take next fall and you can start taking an mcat review course (i strongly recommend kaplan). you can then take your mcat while you are taking your 2nd semester of organic chem and you can be on the application trail as early as 2013!! if you have any other questions or don't understand this feel free to pm me.
    Hello Panamishe. I know you replied back in 2011 but if you are still around Allnurses, I can't PM anyone so I wanted to ask,

    How did you balance your pre-med prerequisite courses with your nursing job?
    I have been out of school for 3 years and I am considering taking the med school route. It will be a long path and I only did 1 semester of calculus in school. I took the nursing accelerated Org chem which I did not do so well in, so there are courses I need to retake before taking the MCAT but I was just curious how you handled your schedule.

    I work in Canada and there are no part time jobs specific to weekends over here so I am right now trying to save as much money as possible for school, get some solid experience in Med Surg and then planning on staying on-call/per diem while trying to go back to school for end of next year.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Hope you are having a great time in med school or residency.

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