What was your Pathway to Medical School?
This may not be common amongst many people, but if applicable, would you tell me how you got into medical school (starting from high school)? This will definitely be a long question, but I felt that it would be helpful to many students and aspiring individuals looking for motivation or a pathway to get into med school. Additionally, I do have the means and pre-requisites to apply to med school, but I do not believe that it is the right choice for me(as I've hated biology ever since freshman year). Any input from qualified individuals would be appreciated! #doctor #medicine #healthcare #premed
I know a lot of students in my class that worked in the field before starting medical school. Some students take a year off to raise their MCAT score or retake courses.
Once in medical school - your first year of medical school has a lot of foundation courses - biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, microbiology, pharmacology. But after that all of your courses will be more clinical. 3rd and 4th year you will be in the clinical field working in hospitals and clinics with physicians.
It is a long road but a very rewarding one!
There are a lot of careers in healthcare so don't give up if you are passionate!
Feel free to ask any follow up questions. Hope this helps!
Mallory recommends the following next steps:
4 years of medical school
5 years of residency.
1 year fellowship in interventional radiology.