Switching from Business to Pre-med?
I am in a little bit of a dilemma. I am a marketing with a minor in accounting. I am currently interning for a company-- and realized that I absolutely HATE marketing. My accounting classes make me sick (physically) Not that it is hard, but I have no passion for it. I just added it because I wanted to seem more competative for law schools because that is what I wanted to do after college. I chose this path because that is what I have am naturally inclined to business/legal settings. Since I was a child everyone (including my kindergarten teacher) said you should be a lawyer or people say that I have the "air" of a CEO. But after interning for the coperate world I realized that it wasn't for me. I can't wait for my itnernship to end because I dislike corperate world that much. However, I am very good at marketing, business, etc. BUT Both of my parents are doctors. I know the medical field like the back of my hand, I know what doctors have to endure--as a child of two doctors. My parents have ALWAYS stressed the fact to my siblings and I to NEVER go into medicine unless we were really passionate about it. However, medicine seems like home to me. I feel at peace and comfort just thinking about being in a hospital or doctors office setting. I wanted to bring this up to my parents but I have already switched my major before from History to Marketing, I know they won't take me seriously--they will say (Oh you are just confused again) But I know in my gut that medicine would most likely be the practical career path for me. I have taken Biology--LOVED IT and got an A! I took Chemistry--did not like it AT ALL. Took Physics-- it was ok ..not as good as bio, but it was still interesting.
A little more facts about me:
- Just finished my 3rd year of college out of 5 (My school has a 5 year program)
-GPA a 3.2
Was strong in bio, not chem, and ok in physics.
Why I would like to go into medicine:
1. Comfort (I find visiting my mom at work in the hospital I am more intrueged and ask more questions about things. I feel very comforted and at peace around this settings)
2.I prefer being in a secure profession. When the recession hit, my parents were never really worried because their jobs are ALWAYS needed. IN corperate people are ALWAYS walking on egg shells because they can easily be cut.
3.I have always been weirdly into diseases. Whenever someone is sick--i usually am the first to diagnose them correctly because I find myself using my free time to search diseases. My friends mom had shingles--and was experiencing symptoms I told her that she might have shingles and she should check with her doctor--she tells me the next time I saw her that they diagnosed her with shingles.
4. I have a general love for helping people, in medicine you HAVE dedicate your personal time to help your patients. In corperate it is all money hungry and greedy people. I morally can't work in that industry.
Do you think switching from marketing to medicine is practical at this point? I am about to enter my 4th year in college out of 5 but if I am ready to stay an etra 2 years for medicine. But if the situation were vice versa and I had to stay an extra 2 years for business I wouldn't do it.
What would is your advice? Can I get into med school with marketing and a decent MCAT and GPA? What are your sugesstions
**SORRY, THAT WAS A LONG POST!