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What steps did you take to become a dermatologists??

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Richard’s Answer

In the US, to apply to medical school, you need a bachelor's degree. Any 4-year university should suffice.
Pick a major that interests you so you don't mind devoting a majority of your hours to studying. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance.
Aside from this, any major is acceptable as long as you complete the prerequisite courses.
Typical medical school prerequisites include:
Biology: Lecture – 4 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
General Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Organic Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Biochemistry: Lecture – 1 semester
General Physics: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Math: Statistics – 1 semester
English: Rhetoric (Composition) and Literature – 2 semesters
Try to find opportunities to pursue research.
Volunteer at your local hospital or low-income clinic. Ask physicians, PAs or other clinical providers if you can shadow them.
During college study for and complete the MCAT. Devote an entire summer to studying for the MCAT and consider paying for a prep course if you can afford it.
My son used MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review 2019-2020: Online + Book + 3 Practice Tests (Kaplan Test Prep) Kaplan Test Prep
It was about $140 and he achieved his goal score.
Apply to medical schools during your last year of college.
Medical school takes 4 years to complete.
After medical school dermatologists complete a 4 year residency.
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Sachin’s Answer

Hi Hayden!

Thanks for the question. You would have to first earn a bachelor's degree that meets the prerequisites for admission into medical school. After graduation, aspiring dermatologists move on to four years of medical school, with coursework focusing on human anatomy and physiology, medical ethics and law, pharmacology and other related topics.

Source: https://www.howtobecome.com/how-to-become-a-dermatologist

Hope this helps!

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Blake’s Answer

Hey Hayden,

I am not a dermatologist, but to my understanding the best way would be to shadow a dermatologist. From there I would recommend taking the Pre-Med classes in college.

Thanks,
Blake
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