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What are some good colleges to attend when you want to get into the medical field?

Asked Laurinburg, North Carolina

I want to become a pediatrician and I have to start looking at colleges because I am close to graduating. Suggestions? #medicine #health #pediatrics #pediatrician #pediatric-nursing

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Wael’s Answer

Updated Redford Charter Township, Michigan

Below there are three rankings for the best premed colleges in the states.

http://www.collegemagazine.com/cms-top-10-universities-pre-med-students/ http://www.stemjobs.com/8-colleges-with-the-most-pre-med-students/ http://colleges.startclass.com/d/o/Pre-.-Medicine_-_Pre-.-Medical-Studies

Ruth’s Answer

Updated Hagerstown, Maryland

Agree with answers above re: find a college that fits. Although, it doesn't hurt to know that at least a few of its recent grads have gone to the medical school(s) you are interested in.

Sheila’s Answer

Updated Atlanta, Georgia

Hello Mallorie: Based on experience and observations with my son and his friends who are now medical doctors in their respective disciplines they applied to "all" the colleges they were interested in (some as few as two (2) colleges). For them, there was no right or wrong college. I know that they focused on courses that would help them get into medical school.

Best of Luck to You!

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

  • Research verywellhealth.com site: https://www.verywellhealth.com/break-into-a-healthcare-career-1736038
  • Check with your primary care provider. I've discovered that this is a valuable resource you could tap into

Blake R.’s Answer

Updated Grapevine, Texas

You have to go weath you're heart. The school doesn't matter upon graduation, you're residency will however.

Blake R.’s Answer

Updated Grapevine, Texas

Any school is good as long as it is what you're looking for. In my day, it was much different to get into medicine

Blake