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Second Degrees- How are they viewed?

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16 years 8 months ago #3327 by Confused future Physician
I have question for you ladies. How do med schools view an individual with a second degree? Is it looked down upon or does it demonstrate some type of determination? I am curious to see what you think or perhaps someone can share some experiences they have had. Thanks

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16 years 8 months ago #3328 by ladysurg
I think it shows you trulywant to be the best you can be and you are determined to make it. My 2 cents.

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16 years 8 months ago #3329 by Confused future Physician
Thanks for the response. It seemed like no one really cared. Just trying to get the thoughts of others. Thanks again

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16 years 8 months ago #3330 by rockfever
I geuss it all depends on what you mean by second degree. many peopel have a career before med school. for example i have masters degree in archietcture and am an archietct and appleid ot med school.they did ask me if i was going to stay in architecture if i didn't get in to med school. I do not plan to. You have to show htt you are comitted to changing careers.
If you mean a seocnd degree int he sciences then i thinkt hat only helps you unelss you do poorly. it shows a loong term committment to science.

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16 years 8 months ago #3331 by lori
In my opinion, a second degree shows your determination to make it to med school. I am not too sure you actually need a second degree, however. My degree was in Criminal Justice before I decided to go back for my pre-reqs. Do you really need that second degree? I know money is often an issue with many of us. I will tell you what I was planning on doing if things did not work out for me by just getting "the basic minimum" in order to get in. I was planning on returning for my masters in the PA program. The only thing I was lacking was the 600 clinical hours. I really believe that med schools like this. It shows them your dedication towards your goal. I actually think it maybe be something that helped get me in. Just my opinion.

"Cure sometimes, Care always" <br />Dr. Robert Fogel. <br />"Go confidently in the direction of your dream. Live the life you have imagined". HD Thoreau

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