A 20-year-old male asked:
Is it looked down upon in med school admissions committees to have previously been a nurse?
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Family Medicine 38 years experience
Nurse to doctor: Perhaps in the past, but these days med schools like a wide variety of backgrounds—biology, music, teaching, pharmacy, sports, etc—as long as the candidate has successfully completed required science & math courses. Having been a nurse gives you an edge in practical, clinical knowledge over your classmates in the first year or two.
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Last updated Sep 22, 2017
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