Psychology+ Nursing...Medical School, Im stuck. HELP

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    OK, right after High School I was a bit confused as to what i wanted to do. I have always been interested in Psychology so I began my Associates degree. I am now 1 month away from graduating with my Bachelors.
    My main goal is to become a psychiatrist; however, that requires medical school. In order to be accepted into medical school, I must take the MCAT test. I looked at samples of this test and it is REALLY hard.
    Since medical school focuses more on a general medical degree, I feel as if I should have went to school for nursing, then focused on psychology. However, its waaay to late for that.
    I went to my local community college to see if I could add an RN degree, maybe I would get material covered for the MCAT and medical school. However, I learned financial aide will not pay for two AA degrees. Now I am stuck!
    I want to go to medical school but I am far from ready for the MCAT. I need a lot more information on different sciences. If I stop going to school, I will have to begin repayment for my student loans---I really do not know what to do.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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    Go to a 4 year university and work on a bachelors degree rather than another associates. I believe Financial aid picks up and pays additional money for bachelors degrees, just not for a double associates.
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    Look into a direct entry Masters/nurse practioner program
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    Why not become a mental health nurse?
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    We're you premedical in undergrad? If you weren't you are likely missing many classes you will need for med school admissions.

    If your goal is med school, might get better answers on a medicine forum.
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    The MCAT is hard; medical school itself is harder. An RN program doesn't cover all of the things you need to know to score competively on the MCAT. Your best bet is to go to a four year university to complete a bachelor's degree in a field that interests you (could be psychology) and complete classes that will make your medical school application competitive--organic chemistry, cell biology, physics...Alternatively, investigate direct entry master's degree programs that could help you become a nurse practitioner in psychology. Either way, another associates degree is probably not going to help you out unless you get an ASN and work as a staff nurse in a psych-related area.


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