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What recommended college to be a good pediatrician?

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Karl’s Answer

It not so much a particular college but rather how well you do in a 4 year colleague and how well you do on the MCAT score. Also try to do some volunteer hours in a hospital or clinic so that you can have some personal experience in healthcare and also gain perspective

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Brooke’s Answer

Find a school that will allow you to excel. It's all about filling your resume with volunteering, clinical experience, and good grades. Its less about the school, and more about what you make of your time there!

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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Sammy! I definitely agree with previous responses. When a student is pursuing the medical field, regardless of what college they will attend, classes and extracurriculars matter for a medical school application. It is important to do well GPA and MCAT wise (3.8+ GPA and 508+ MCAT score is preferable to be competitive) , in addition experiences matter like shadowing a physician, volunteering and interacting with others whether in a clinical or nonclinical environment. These aspects will shine on your application and give more insight into why you chose the path of being a physician because it definitely is a journey in working and helping others; you want to be sure it is right for you! College considerations can vary based on individuals choices, like wanting to be close to home or wanting to move out of the state, tuition, certain clubs/activities/programs/majors that interest you, class and campus size, etc and these are aspects that many students consider. I think if you do well overall as a student it will definitely help you more come time to apply to medical school than the college you will enroll in; this is because of the effort and work you will put in. I would recommend that when you do begin college you meet with a premed adviser that will help in guiding you on what classes to take and extracurriculars to join, in addition if there are other resources for premed students on campus definitely take advantage as it can help you in being a better candidate for medical school.

I would also begin to check AAMC.org which is the official site for applying to medical school and guiding students towards this path.

I wish you the best!

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Check out AAMC.org

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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Sammy:

I agree with the previous posters. I'd like to add that you seek out volunteer opportunities whether paid or not paid, especially at a doctor's office, clinic or hospital. Check in your area to see if your local hospital have volunteer opportunities and sign up.

Check out the hospital opportunities in your area of Mesa, AZ listed below. Best of luck to you.

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Check with your local hospital for volunteer opportunities
https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp385429.jsp

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