I hope you are doing well and staying safe during this pandemic.
As a Senior in high school, I would take advantage of all the science and math classes you can take. I would also encourage you to volunteer in the field of medicine that interests you. It will give you an idea regarding whether or not you would like to pursue medicine or not. Talk to doctors that have already made it in the area that interests you the most.
Second, you would need a 4- year college degree with classes in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Social Science, and any additional science classes that your University recommends. With regards to getting your degree, you would need to make sure your Science and Math GPA is above a 3.2. As a college student, this can be tough, but with good study habits and a positive mindset, anything is possible.
The first challenge that one must get over is trying to get into med school. Second is finding a lab internship before attending medical school. For some reason, med schools stress lab internship experience and some sort of research experience to back up your application. Third, is the rigorous coursework before, during, and after med school- make sure you have good study habits and manage stress. Lastly, if you are interested in pursuing medicine, you should also be considering medical terminology class, to help you get a better grasp of medical vocabulary.
Best wishes to you! :)
Amy recommends the following next steps:
- Figure out which field of medicine you would like to pursue
- Talk to doctors and other medical professionals
- Take classes towards med school in college