A few days ago

I have a pre-med degree from college 10 yrs old. What do I need to do get back on the path to “Dr.Hood”?

Can I just take my MCAT and get placed at a med school or do do I need to start all over?

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A few days ago

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If you “just take the MCAT” after having been out of school for ten years, you will be slaughtered. There is no way for you to get a decent score without MAJOR review, probably taking physics and organic chem over again….

You could start by taking an MCAT review course. These are pricey but many of the premed students take them because getting a decent MCAT score is absolutely vital. Taking the review would help you spot where your weak points are. Then you could study up, and take it again in a year or two.

It is not necessarily a bad thing that you have been out of school. The med schools seem to like the idea of some time off after college to mature. But you will have to totally convince them that you can handle the firehose system of learning that occurs in the first two years of med school.

There is a lot of info about med school appls on the website of the American Association of Medical Colleges AAMC.

Good luck.


A few days ago
Prerequisites have likely changed since you were in college. Med schools today require 1 year of Bio, 1 year of physics, 1 year of Gen Chem, 1 year of Organic Chem, and 1 year of math as well as your MCAT. Be sure that you have all of these covered or at least be enrolled in these classes before applying.