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To become a profession in the medical field , what are the steps exactly to get there ? Furthermore , what classes should I major in when I go to college ?

I want to become an OB/GYN & I don't know exactly what classes to take or major in when I go to college . #medicine #pre-med -education

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Richard’s Answer

In the US, to apply to medical school, you need a bachelor's degree. Any 4-year university should suffice.

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.

Aside from this, any major is acceptable as long as you complete the prerequisite courses.

Typical medical school prerequisites include:
Biology: Lecture – 4 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
General Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Organic Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Biochemistry: Lecture – 1 semester
General Physics: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Math: Statistics – 1 semester
English: Rhetoric (Composition) and Literature – 2 semesters

Try to find opportunities to pursue research.

Volunteer at your local hospital or low-income clinic. Ask physicians, PAs or other clinical providers if you can shadow them.


During college study for and complete the MCAT. Devote an entire summer to studying for the MCAT and consider paying for a prep course if you can afford it.

Apply to medical schools during your last year of college.
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Michelle’s Answer

For MEDICINE you need to major in Science.
Few of the most important classes to take are:


Biology 141 - Anatomy of The Body
Biology 142- Physiology of the Body
Microbiology Advanced classes from 150 up to 250.
Psychology
Communication
English more than 8 Credits if you are native. If you are not the may need a test is called the TOEFL test.
This where the once I took before I became a DENTIST ( DDS). In your case, I do recommend to set an appointment with an adviser from the school that you want to enter. They will be more specific, this way you don't waste your money nad your time.
Best regards,
Michelle

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Rachel’s Answer

Major in whatever field interests you and will allow you to maintain an excellent GPA. I majored in Spanish literature and had no trouble with my med school applications. You do need to complete the pre-med requirements that vary from school to school. These include at least a year of biology, 1 year inorganic chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry + labs, physics, calculus, and biochemistry. Your junior year, you will need to take an MCAT study course prior to taking the MCAT. With a solid GPA and MCAT score, you should be a competitive applicant.
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William’s Answer

In High School take as many College Preparatory Classes as you can. These classes should be the more advanced classes. Do not be one dimensional. In addition to trying to do as well as you can academically, you need to get involved in activities such as band, sports, debate club, etc. Colleges want to see you not only excel in classwork, but also in non academic endeavors as well.


If medicine is your goal, pick Colleges or Universities that have strong premed programs. Although, again, you want to emphasize the Biological Sciences and Chemistry, make sure you show your capabilities go beyond the sciences. For example, if you have an affinity for languages, take advantage of that interest and talent. Again, do not be one dimensional. Medical Schools look for students who can excel in other disciplines in addition to the sciences. In the end they would like to see physicians not only excel as a professional, but also as a human being.


I hope I have been of help.


Bill Cox

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