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my question to my profession is what educational preparation would you recommend for this feild

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Cheryl’s Answer

Hello there Eva,

It depends on what part of the medical field you are looking to get into. If you are looking for nursing or physician you are going to need an understanding of anatomy and physiology. You need to understand the medical terminology, how the body works, and why things do what they do.
As a registered Nurse, I started out with prerequisites but these also included writing classes, math classes, and general classes in order to qualify for the nursing program. These were not specific to the nursing program, but more helped me in my program as well as my every day life, like my writing and my math class. Then I applied for the nursing program, and after acceptance began looking through the whole program. These classes included anatomy (Study of the body), physiology (How the body does things, including movement, etc), Pharmacology (Medications), Acute conditions (Conditions that affect you at the worst time such as asthma in the acute stage, things that could send you to the hospital), and chronic (Long term diseases that can become acute but also make more conditions). These were the classroom pieces, then we had laboratory time as well as clinical nursing skills.

There are extended pieces of information you would need for medical school including the understanding of prescription medication and when to prescribe which medications, as well as the dosages. But for nursing we learned skills such as-
Dosage calculations (Math)
Nursing skills (Patient transfers, nursing interventions, how to place IV’s, wound care).

These skills and the continued education also depends on your degree. For a nurse in Oregon you are required so many hours of continued education credits after having a license in order to renew our license which is every two years in Oregon.

If you update or edit your question I can help more. Just know that it takes determination but you will find those that are willing to help in any field you choose.

Cheryl

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Richard’s Answer

Take as many AP or IB courses in high school. You have a lot of years of education in front of you and getting college credit in high school can save you time and money.
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 physicians complete a residency for additional training. These can last 3-6 years and are sometimes followed by an additional year or two of fellowship subspecialty training.

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Paula’s Answer

What type of Education is needed for medical?

Education Overview. It usually takes a minimum of ten years of education and training to become a doctor. In addition to a bachelor's degree, you must complete medical school and a medical residency. A bachelor's degree in biological science or chemistry may allow for a concentration in developmental biology or genetics.

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