Haven't started college yet, want to go into Medical School after I get my undergrad degree... but?

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Ms. Sue-- this is for you---please read and help!!
Asked at 2012-09-18 14:50:02
It did well in high school. I graduated with a 2.0, not because he had learning problems or anything else, but because they simply never bothered with homework, studying, projects, etc. I always did well in tests, but never studied for them. I think the main reasoning behind this was, that was never presented to the interesting subject, nor do I have a good head (I mean it was 14-16 years). After my junior year, however, my family moved to Arizona, and instead of ending the year at the local high school, I just finished my remaining credits (4) online. That year got no less than 90% in each class. After graduating, I do not know what happened, but I have great interest in a wide range of topics. My highest level of high school math was Algebra. But since then, I've taught myself a lot of calculus and physics, whether library books, online research, lectures and documentaries, and what-have-you. I am very interested now in going into the field of medicine, but do not have the grades to get into a state college for my first two years of undergraduate. I know for certain once I'm in college I will be at the top of my class and everything. I have 19 years old at that time, I will start classes in January (going to take the SAT / ACT in the next 4 months and score as high as I can to help my chances), and apparently only plausible option is a local university. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus * Pre-school was a community college, but is no longer considered as such. After two years, I was planning to transfer credits to a state university, from there I will finish the premed requirements and apply for medical school. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Leaving it behind you, and now you're well knowledged about my past, I have some questions: MedlinePlus MedlinePlus 1.) Medical Schools Will me down because of my high school grades? MedlinePlus 2.) Medical schools have dorms? MedlinePlus 3.) I obviously can not afford medical school pocket, so I'll have to resort to financial aid / student loans ... between the two (and whatever else is available), it cover tuition costs at 100%? MedlinePlus 4.) If I have to work to feed, and / or pay tuition, you can do that and go to medical school? MedlinePlus MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I am very motivated to do this, I realize that I will be at school / home for the next 12 years or more, I know it's hard and I am 100% in your favor ... I'm looking for some quiet / answers here. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Answer1tommasAnswered at 2012-09-27 14:37:04
1) medical schools do not ask or care about their high school degrees . Only university. MedlinePlus 2) Some do (most ) , but not others. MedlinePlus 3) No one can pay for medical school . Everyone is on the loans , typically several hundreds of thousands of loans by the time they graduate . MedlinePlus 4) You do not want to try to work and go to medical school at the same time . Borrow .
Answer2marcellousAnswered at 2012-10-07 13:49:14
In addition to the excellent advice given above, I would throw in the following : MedlinePlus MedlinePlus You can look at the programs offered by the Armed Forces to support students who commit to a certain period of time in the army as a doctor in exchange for financial support by the military during his medical training . Each branch of service ( Arny , Navy and Air Force ) is recruiting agents for its medical programs . Contact your local recruiter and talk to military recruiters medical programs . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Oh , one more thing . If you are not yet aware of it , the military services do not differentiate between MD and DO 's ( osteopathic physicians ) . Consider applying to both types of training. The training will be largely equivalent to OJ is doing the job a little clearer on nutrition and fitness . I have worked with both in my service as an Army Medical Service Corps officer and treated for both and have not noticed any practical difference .
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