My name is Alex and I am currently a non-traditional, third-year medical school student in University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Stratford, NJ. It is actually quite amazing how I got here. But before I get ahead of myself, let’s start from the beginning.
Ten years ago, if you told me I was going to be in medical school, I would have looked at you in disbelief. In a million years, I would never have thought of going into medical school. I wasn’t spectacular in my science classes. (It took me the longest time to figure out which one was bigger: an atom or a cell.)
I went to a high school that groomed me to go into business. I majored in business. I was going to be a businessman. I actually did quite well in my undergraduate study at the business school of Indiana University in Bloomington. One of the reasons is probably because I did not have to take many science classes in IU.
After I graduated, I worked in a public accounting firm for two years. I learned a lot but I realized I needed to do something else. I was getting bored and could not imagine myself doing accounting for the next 40 years.
I thought about going to chiropractic school. But, I did some research and decided against it.
Instead, why not reach for the highest-hanging fruit and apply to medical school?
Since I already graduated from college, I was pretty much on my own when it came to applying to schools. Unlike a traditional medical school applicant, I did not have access to guidance counselors nor peers in the same walk of life as myself. I had to piece together the application process through my research on the internet.
Two years later, by the act of God, I was accepted into medical school. In just two years, I went from a businessman with a limited science background to a better-than-average medical school student. This website will show you how I did it.
Exactly How Did I Get into Medical School?
I firmly believe that it was God who got me into medical school. I had many roadblocks along the way. See how He really came through for me. You can read more about it in my testimony. I would recommend you to start from the first part.