No MD, no problem! 'Non-doctor' careers in pre-med

Recorded Tuesday, April 13 at 10:00 PM

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About this livestream


Do you want to work in healthcare, but don’t necessarily want to become a doctor? Then join Shravya to learn all about careers in healthcare that don’t require an MD.

Shravya will be going through careers you may have heard, as well as some that may be less well-known. From nurse practitioners to dentistry, we’ll give you a better look into the field so you can explore your career options to the fullest degree possible (pun intended).

Shravya is a recent graduate of Rice University on the pre-med track, and will be discussing her experience with non-MD options she and her peers explored in college. Stop in to ask a few questions or stick around for the whole hour to learn all about these “non-doctor” medical careers!

Your host

Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
0:59@anonymous:we can hear you👍🏽
4:41@Pooja_M:What about AP Econ?
6:10@anonymous:is IB sport and health sciences good?
7:06@Pooja_M:Do colleges prefer to see that you've pursued classes that might increase your cultural awareness or more STEM-oriented classes?
8:13@anonymous:it’s another science class that involves learning anatomy
14:22@Naomi05:Is it better for me to take anatomy & physiology (not AP) or AP Bio?
20:19@mimi:How many years of trainings or schools are required by Physician assistant?
25:14@Pooja_M:Do PAs or NPs generally have more autonomy?
26:48@Naomi05:What is the difference between a Physician Assistant and a Nurse practitioner?
27:22@Payita:For foreign students, it is extremely difficult to enter Med school, so would these careers be easier to access as international students?
31:44@mimi:Do all these careers require going to medical school?
45:54@Pooja_M:Would you recommend taking AP Calc BC or a math modeling class that emphasizes applications of math through AP AB?
47:19@mimi:Could you show each career 's slide quickly again? I missed some.
47:54@Thebest:what are some jobs in medical with only a bachelor's degree?
50:06@mimi:Thank you very much
50:13@Naomi05:Will there ever be a doctorate for Physician Assistants?
51:24@Pooja_M:Do you need a bachelor's in nursing to become a nurse practitioner?
52:00@Pooja_M:Can you become an NP without a BSN?
52:32@Pooja_M:I think there are direct-entry MSN programs that allow you to become an NP without a BSN!
53:08@mimi:What is a good website that shows in a chart the prerequisite of each medical related career?
54:15@anonymous:what do you like Rice the most?
56:24@anonymous:what's undergraduate major?
61:24@mimi:Can you host a talk on research-oriented medical career? including lab research assistant, professor at medical school, specialist etc.
61:26@Pooja_M:Thank you so much!!!


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