I’m balancingcontract workwith going to medical school, and you can, too!
Like many others, I took time during the pandemic to consider my career. I have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, but I have always had an interest in medicine, so I did a lot of reading about medical issues. This inspired me to consider medical school so that I could potentially have a greater impact on other people’s lives. I was not alone on my path to upskilling: By April 2022, graduate-level degree programs in public health had drawnalmost 24,500 applicants—a 40% increase from 2021, according to the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Medical schools saw an 18% jump in applicants in 2021 compared to applicants in 2020, and there are currently historical increases among underrepresented minorities.