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What are some tips for getting into the medical field?

I am a freshman in high school and have always dreamed of being in the medical field. Specifically either dermatology or OB-GYN.
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Estelle’s Answer

Here are a few tips:
-shadow as many doctors as you can
-volunteer at a free clinic
-assist with medical research
-study to get a high GPA and MCAT
-practice interviewing with a mentor

Good luck!

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Richard’s Answer

Pick a college that suits your personality and a major that interests you. 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.

Also spend time volunteering, shadowing, and participating in research.

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Dr. Frank’s Answer

Take AP and advanced courses as often as possible and maintain high grades. Meet with your guidance counselor to plot the appropriate high school courses. Reach out to local medical researchers and volunteer to help them carry out their research activities.

In addition, Do well in high school.

Other steps after high school will help like:

1. Get into a great college.
2. Take the MCAT (and get a good score)
3. Apply and get into medical school.
4. Become a licensed doctor by passing your boards.
5. Choose your specialty and complete your residency.
6. Take and pass your final boards to practice independently.

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Rachel’s Answer

The best route for you into the medical field depends on what role you would like to play and how long you want to spend in school. In order to apply to medical school, you will have to complete college with a bachelor’s degree as well as all of the Pre-med requirements. GPA should probably be 3.5 or better. You will also have to score well on the MCAT. Once you complete 4 years of medical school, you may apply for a minimum of a 3-year residency. Following that, you will have the opportunity to apply for a fellowship that is often 3 more years. We are looking at 14 years of training after high school, but the reward of being a physician and caring for patients is unmatched.