I am currently a 25 year old physician assistant that is
planning to apply to medical school this spring. I had chosen to became a
PA initially thinking that this career path would led to a better
work-home balance. And while I do enjoy my job and a great schedule, I
yearn to learn more and take on more responsibility. I would appreciate
your advice on a couple of things:
1. There are A LOT of MCAT prep materials
available!! Does anyone have recommendations that worked well for them?
Especially considering I have not had bio, chem, physics, etc for a
number of years?
2. I really enjoy the osteopathic philosophy of holistic medicine
and patient centered medicine and seem very open to non-traditional
students. I have met well-trained doctors from both osteopathic and
allopathic schools. However, there seem to be fewer residency programs
making it less likely that I would be near family for support. I would
really appreciate hearing from you ladies about your opinion on
osteopathic versus allopathic!
Any advice on these topics would be
appreciated! This blog serves as an inspiration to many including myself
and I sincerely thank you for any advice you can share!