Fast forward to 2016, an old mentor refers me to a school that will take my credits and let me start where I left off. I’m thinking, GREAT!! THANK YOU JESUS! While at the school, I take my big test, pass, start clinical rotations. I get halfway through, and decide to take a break to study for USMLE Step 2. It was during this time, I get the news that the school has lost their accreditation! I am devastated! Here comes my dad again, “Yajahira, just go back to Dominican Republic.” I don’t want to, but after talking with my husband, we all move back to DR. That was two years ago.
Since then, I have come within a year and a half of graduating, before the pandemic hit. USMLE has postponed Step 2 Clinical Skills testing for 12-18 months. Without that, I can’t certify, which means, I can’t enter residency. I don’t qualify for the alternative pathway they are offering, so what do I do now?
I finally started my own business!