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How do I start in high school to get myself ready to become a doctor

Hi I’m in the 11th grade and I just need some advice on what programs or things I could do to get myself ready to become a doctor doctor healthcare hospital-and-health-care medicine

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Cori’s Answer

Thanks for your question. Most medical schools look at a combination of GPA and MCAT(taken during Junior Year of College) scores for their selection process. To prepare for this journey, most schools will recommend you select a bachelors degree in the Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, or BioChemistry). The freshman and sophomore years of college are typically the most difficult, as the classes intended to weed out students that may not be prepared for the vigorous academic journey. Recommendations, all of your core math and science foundation classes directly align to the GPA for the medical school to consider for acceptance, strongly recommend As in these courses. Get a tutor if needed, as many of my peers made it through the process to become physicians and solicited help along the way. Also, ensure you take the prep classes for MCAT as it boosts scores significantly.

Thank you very much this helps a lot Jenna H.

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Cameron’s Answer

Hi Jenna! It's great to hear that you want to get a head start in preparing for medical school. As a high schooler, I would recommend that you take science courses, especially AP science courses, such as biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology. These courses will help prepare you for the basic science courses you'll be taking in college. In fact, if you score well on the AP exams, your college or university may give you college credit and/or allow you to skip the first level of these courses, allowing you to move to more advanced courses earlier on. I would also highly suggest getting involved in the medical field to make sure that a career in medicine is really what you want to pursue. This can mean volunteering at a hospital or clinic, shadowing doctors, and/or doing research.
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Kellie’s Answer

In high school, your main goal should be to get into a great college that will support you in your goal of becoming a doctor. Work hard in high school to get into a college that you will do well at. Medical schools look at grades and MCAT scores as a first pass. If you go to a college that looks great on paper but is not the right fit for you and your grades suffer, it will be challenging to get into any medical school. Once you are in the best college for you, work with a counselor closely to help you in your goal of getting into medical school. They will guide you through this tough journey. Medical schools are looking for students who are not only very bright but also compassionate and well-rounded. These people make the best doctors. Have something outside of studies that you are passionate about and show how that would translate into being a great doctor.

Good luck!
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