Might leave IB For med school

I love banking but I think my heart is elsewhere. However, med school still is really competitive. (Premed) 3.9 gpa. I haven't taken the mcat yet. Do you guys think I should try this or what do I tell my bank now. (EB in Bay area). Idk not sure what I should really do so I am asking you fellow apes.Β 

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Jul 4, 2022 - 12:37am
parmesan123123, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I disagree because I feel like it'd be insanely hard to prepare for the MCAT and take all the classes while doing IB hours. If you decide you 100% want to peruse MD then I'd quit IB and maybe do a post Bach or take the premed classes at a local college while shadowing a doctor and volunteering at a hospital.

Jul 4, 2022 - 11:03am
ontarioan57, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Sure, but the minute you tell your boss you're looking for a way out, or will be spending time studying, you're going to be on the chopping block

Jun 30, 2022 - 9:10pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

What do you want to do as a doctor?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jun 30, 2022 - 9:55pm
mrharveyspecter, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'd ask another question, why do you want to be a doctor?

Being a doctor is a noble pursuit, but it's a long path that you have to be committed to. It's also frankly a very different lifestyle. Unless you come from money all of my doctor friends, even those who were somewhat well off and have parents supporting them, lived much more frugal lives. While I was in my 20s with my friends, going on cool trips, advancing through my career etc, my friends were mostly studying and then doing rotations, and then residencies etc.Β 

By the time I was 30, I had my MBA had a couple of different jobs, made some decent money, etc, and my doctor friends were really just starting out in their lives.

With all that said, I'm not trying to discourage you. The world needs more doctors and if you think you have the passion for it, then you should by all means pursue it. If you had a 3.9 in Premed from a decent school, your smart enough to do well on the MCAT and end up at some med school, might not be the best, but you'll get in somewhere if you apply yourself. If I were you I'd just make sure you can answer the question of why you want to be a doctor, especially if you said you're happy doing banking. Your mind is elsewhere? Not sure what that even means.

Jul 1, 2022 - 9:14am
trustmeimanengineer, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Med school is for suckers tbh. It's not the path to wealth like people think and the altrustic ones get spit out by the insurance machine or hospitals. Nobody like working if thats what your wondering, and the "find your passion" bullshit isnt for people who dont have a trust fund. if you rely on a job for income, then you cant afford to "find you passion" unless it's a hobby.

Jul 4, 2022 - 5:03pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This site has a lot of resources.Β 

https://forums.studentdoctor.net/forums/

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 4, 2022 - 10:14pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

what's the vibe/general atmosphere on that site compared to this one?

I'd say they are more focused on there and have less BS / trolling than on here. Overall lots of very helpful people on there.Β 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jul 18, 2022 - 10:37am

If you're 100% sure, here is some advice.

Use your IB background to break into medical research/analytics. A friend of mine did this and took the MCAT I believe while working at his new job. Ended up going to an in-state med school and I'm sure his savings from his IB days covered all his tuition (assuming he was paying for it - from what I remember, he's from a wealthy family).

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