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#medicine is med school worth it?

I am interested in going to the medical field pre-med

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Ashley’s Answer

yes, if you are passionate towards your goal, just get in a field you like
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Jennifer’s Answer

Hi Donovan,
There are a lot of things to consider and it's really up to you whether you think medicine is "worth it." During undergrad, you'll have to take your prerequisite courses for med school: general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, biology, and english. Different schools will teach these classes differently, but at some schools, these prerequisites can be very hard and some students drop the pre-med track because of how difficult the classes are. In my experience, organic chemistry is something that pushes many students to drop the track. You will also need to take the MCAT, which is known to be difficult and long (it takes approximately 7 hours to take the MCAT). Once you are accepted into medical school, you will have more classes but also get more experience in the clinical setting. After graduating medical school and picking a specialty, you will go into residency and depending on the specialty, some residencies have longer hours and result in more burnout than other specialties. Process aside, during your undergrad, you will also need to keep in mind what activities you have to do on the side, such as extracurriculars, research, and volunteering clinically/non-clinically. It's a long process, but if you are willing to put in the time and effort to accomplish these things, then it seems like it's worth it to you. It's your decision and deciding whether or not to do medicine is a long process itself. Good luck!
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