What do I have to do to get into Emergency medicine?
I am interest in medicine and I want to know how long it takes to go into certain fields of medicine. If you have anything else to add about Emergency medicine, let me know! #medicine #doctor #healthcare #medical #premed
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.
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
During college study for and complete the MCAT. Apply to medical schools during your last year of college.
Medical school takes 4 years to complete.
After medical school Emergency room physicians complete a 3 year residency for additional training.
There is a book on Amazon, called Advanced Cardiac Life Support. I bought it when I was still in high school. They let me take the class as a fluke. Saying I would never pass, not being a doctor, paramedic, or nurse. Well they were wrong. And the American Heart Association, certified me, when I was 19. Can you see how easy applying for a residency can be, if you start preparing now. Don’t wait until medical school, to start studying medical school books. If you can master that book, you can handle anything in the ER.
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