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How does going to a better and more prestigious medical school affect your career path?

I'm in high school hoping to go into either a health or law profession after college. I am currently undecided about which university I want to go to and what my major will be. #medicine


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Richard’s Answer

Medical schools accept students from wide range of college.

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.

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Valeria’s Answer

Hi there! You’re definitely headed into an exciting direction with either law or medicine! From my personal opinion, both professions alone are prestigious. They require a lot of education & hard work! I do not think your path to either profession will be affected by the university you attend.

I can’t speak for law, but many students pursuing medicine get degrees in biology that allow them to complete the necessary prereqs for medical school! However, there are still people who get in with other degrees & finish their prereqs on the side.

Good luck to you on your journey! :)

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Sabrina’s Answer

I don't think prestige really matters much when it comes to medical school...maybe a prestigious undergrad matters more to secure getting into medical school. Just think, how many times have you been to your doctor and asked about what medical school he/she went to? I would think that a person's foundational knowledge of science, how well they perform in a medical program, and the prestige of their residency program would define a new doctor's path.

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Estelle’s Answer

The prestige of the medical school affects certain residency programs and research opportunities. If you are planning private practice and are flexible regarding residency locations, then the prestige of the medical school is less critical when choosing a school. Take into account location, cost of living, social supports, and quality of life when choosing a medical school.

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