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Is there a doctor in the house?

okay, so here's the thing...i'm passionate about health/safety/the human body. i also am interested in the law, but not on the same level (in terms of passion) when it comes to medicine and the practice thereof.

well, i am interested in how would i (if you have advice or are currently seeking the same) go about pursuing a medical career?

my goals are these:
*to become a mobile medical unit
*to return to the days of house calls
*to provide one on one medical care for those who are sick/shut it/or have a phobia of leaving the house and being in public...and also for those who are deathly afraid of coming to a dr.'s office
*also, i wish to employ/take uner my wings a massage therapist because i strongly believe in massage therapy as a important part of medicine
*to pursue studies the field of neurology/neuroscienc

i am a massage therapist, i just don't practice out of a conflict of personal convictions. but i never wanted to work in spas and such when i initially entered into the MT program that i attended.

i am willing to write a letter or several letters expressing my interest in medicine, my medical background and my hopes for the future as a doctor. but if it were 'you', what would you do? at this time i am a stay at home wife/mom. i homeschool and we depend on hubby for income and financial support.

just curious to see what you ladies come up with.

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Asked by HappyHmsklNapps at 3:06 AM on Jul. 4, 2011 in Health

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  • well alot of it also depends on your age and the fianancal part. By the age I mean since u express a desire to get into neurology/neuroscience and other such things, u will be looking at a minimum of 8 yrs for the basics. It wil take alot dedication, a whole lot of money, unending support from your dh and your child. Theres alot of things that go into becoming a doctor even if its just general practice, u want a speciality and the field u r intrested in holds the best of the best in thier fields, a very exclusive group of people. My god mother's dad is a brain surgeon he had alot of yrs before he got into the field, then countless hrs, and days of observing and doing the internship ect. Have considered physical therapy?

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 5:25 AM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • You would need to get you bachelors degree with a focus in pre-med. Then you would need to take the MCAT and apply to med. school. You would have 4 years of med. school and then you would would start your residency program. The residency program is 3 years.

    You need to have the grades to get into med school and it really is a time commitment. It won't happen quickly! GL!

    Answer by MrsMWF at 8:58 AM on Jul. 4, 2011

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