So I’m looking for my first teaching job. Since 2014, I have been in medical school, but medical school did not work out, the difficulty of the standardized test in med school was ridiculous even for someone who has always done very well on standardized test. long story short I was dismissed from medical school. I can leave med school off my resume when I apply for teaching jobs but I’m betting employers will ask about the gap in employment. How should I bring up the med school thing if asked? Should I just be honest about it? Second, I was born and raised in a low income rural area and I will teach around here, luckily there are a lot of jobs around here and since I can teach HS biology and chemistry, I shouldn’t have a problem getting offers. I might have trouble getting an apartment because of credit issues, would districts help potential teachers find housing? In rural areas housing is hard to come by, what do new teachers do in that instance? And lastly, before I went to med school I was enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, which is an alternate route to licensure. In this program I gained a 3 year nonrenewable license, and I had to complete and internship to get the 5 year renewable license. Because I was accepted to med school the same year, I never completed the internship and my 3 year license expired. So I’m currently not licensed, but what I can do is secure a teaching job, complete the internship, and then I will get the 5 year license. Will this situation be a problem for potential employers? I’m looking for jobs now, and it would be great if I could start working this month or next month, but how common is it for people to get hired and start working in the middle of the semester? If anyone could help me with these questions I would truly appreciate it.