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Elizabeth Lehto

Before pursuing a MD, you'll most likely need to take a few prerequisite courses that you may not have gotten while earning your Journalism degree. Most med schools require a year of English, a year of general chemistry, a year of organic chemistry, a year of biology, and a year of physics. If you are missing any of those courses you can take them at a community college as stand alone courses or enroll in a program that includes the coursework (such as a Post-Bach or a masters program).

Once you've got the coursework complete it's time for the dreaded MCAT. It's not so bad, but as standardized tests go it's pretty long. Luckily it tests the subjects I mentioned above, so you can start studying for it while completing those courses.

Now that all the necessary prereqs are under your belt, it's time to apply. Application cycles open once a year for MD programs in the US, while Caribbean schools have multiple admission cycles each year. You may also want to look into DO programs as well, their application cycle is the same as the US MD programs.

Best of luck!

Answered 7 years ago

Elizabeth Lehto