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Does this seem like a good path to be a physician?

Asked by MrGV (4164points) June 29th, 2009

I’m going to go school at a Community College for 2 years and try to get into Nursing school which is about another 2 years. The Nursing school that I am going to offers a contract; if you work for them for 2 years after you finish nursing school, tuition will be free. During the 2 years I work I want to take the remaining Pre-reqs required for med school (Bio 1&2, Physics 1&2, Organic 1&2) then I’m gonna apply for Med School.

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chyna's avatar

That, or you can join one of the armed forces and they will pay for you to become a Doctor.

MrGV's avatar

haha I really don’t want to join the armed forces.

Darwin's avatar

Maybe you don’t want to join the military, but the US Navy put the daughter of a friend of ours through Johns Hopkins Med School, all expenses paid. She had to put in 8 years in the service after that, but between the experience she garnered and the fact she had no loans to pay back she is doing very, very well.

chyna's avatar

@Darwin I also know of someone that the US Navy put through Medical School. Not a bad deal since she will never have to pay back a penny.

Darwin's avatar

@chyna – It is indeed a good deal. The Air Force also puts a lot of folks through medical school, and they have their own teaching hospital at Lackland Air Force Base near us. They do incredible work there.

mass_pike4's avatar

i dont understand why u would go to community college for 2 years first, unless of course from there is where they send you to nursing school, and it prepares you for that. You should forget abt the comm. college unless you want more liberal arts knowledge

Darwin's avatar

Community colleges typically have excellent teaching because that is where the stress is put, on teaching, not on publishing. Also, a community college can grant a two-year nursing credential that allows one to get a job rather quickly (many nurses start that way and then gradually earn their four-year RN degree later). Community colleges are also less expensive than most four year schools and have more flexible hours because many of their students have jobs.

Why not go to a community college?

mass_pike4's avatar

those are all good points, i guess i wasnt aware that they grant a credential. That’s a good deal

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