Life has a way of throwing a few detours at you. You may have had a lot of plans or ideas about what you would do in life to only find yourself taking a completely different direction.
And when one of the things that you thought you would do turns out to be really difficult, sometimes you take the path of least resistance. It’s this way for many people that had dreams to become a doctor and go to medical school or to law school and become a lawyer.
If this sounds like you and you wonder if it is too late to go to medical school and become a doctor, you’re in luck. It’s never too late to get back into school and realize your dreams of being a doctor. In fact, it might even be beneficial to have waited longer.
I’ll go over the reasons you can still go to medical school and be a doctor in this article.
Your education path
Having a bachelor’s degree in a science related subject will help when you are ready to apply to medical school, but it isn’t mandatory. Even a humanities degree will give you some benefits towards becoming a doctor.
Whatever your background, make sure to highlight how it will help you be a better doctor when applying to medical schools. Whatever job you had in the intervening years can be seen as an experience that would make you a better doctor than somebody who had gone directly to medical school.
AUSOMA is a medical school which will gladly take a student that is making the move later in life.
Your motivations are different