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Would you recommend that I take a human anatomy class at a community college to become a pediatrician?


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Sabrena’s Answer

Hello. I agree with Nathan’s answer. Take A&P and other science classes at a 4 year college. Best of luck.


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Patricia R’s Answer

Emily - If your finances would be stretched too much at a 4-year school; if you are not at least 85%-90% sure that being a pediatrician is your calling; or if you have other mitigating factors, then - Yes! its a great place to start.

It can be a step in the right direction, especially since it's not the only anatomy class you'll be taking, in the long run.

Pre-med and medical school are very demanding - financially, physically, and emotionally. You may be dedicated to your goal, but Life may come along and change your timeline.

Much success in completing classes, courses, and university degrees is due to perseverance. Hang in there!

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Dimple’s Answer

Every doctor needs to know anatomy--you will learn it your first year in medical school. In order to become any doctors not just a pediatrician you will need to take a whole host of classes(organic chemistry, physiology etc) in college, get a 4 year degree and get good grades and good score on your MCAT. Then after you get into a medical school you will be exposed to a variety of specialties and you will have a better sense of what kind of doctor you want to be. Human anatomy is a small part of the education to become a doctor--be prepared to sacrifice your 20s in studying most through them--its delayed gratification if you want to be a doctor. Get into a 4 year college and major in computer science with minor in biology or physiology. Most of medicine is becoming automated and AI (artificial intelligence) will be taking on a much larger role.


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Nathan’s Answer

Anatomy and Physiology (I and II) are are usually two of the courses required for medical school. They can be taken at community colleges, but you want to make sure that the college where you plan to finish your bachelors degree accepts the credit from the community college you plan to attend. Community college is good option to take some of the general education courses as they are usually cheaper than your 4 year colleges.


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Richard’s Answer

Once in medical school, you will learn all the anatomy you need to become a physician. Now you should be concentrating on taking the classes to prepare you for the MCAT, doing research, and volunteering or shadowing in the medical field.

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Carly’s Answer

Yes, anatomy and physiology are necessary for entrance to medical school.


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Eric’s Answer

I have been an Emergency medical technician for 26 years and a Registered Nurse for over 20 years. My suggestion would be to take human anatomy and also get your EMT license because it will give you the ability of assessments and triage which is vital in any healthcare adventure.


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