3 answers
Asked Viewed 8543 times Translate

Can you be an Undercover FBI or CIA and a Medical Doctor at the same time? If so, can you be trained for an Undercover FBI agent during your University years?

I am interested in Medicine and in doing investigations. #medicine #fbi


+25 Karma if successful
From: You
To: Friend
Subject: Career question for you
6
100% of 2 Pros
100% of 4 Students

3 answers


Updated Translate

Jared’s Answer

Hi Saad,


Short answer: no. It's highly unlikely you could be a medical doctor and an undercover law enforcement agent at the same time, and it's also highly unlikely that you could be trained by the FBI while you are in college. There is one very simple reason for this: it will take all of your willpower and effort to do just one of those things, and being able to do two would be so rare as to be nearly impossible. Just getting the education to become a medical doctor means a full-time slate of classes, near-constant test preparation, and long hours spent in practice. Adding a successful career in law enforcement on top of that would be impossible. Perhaps before, or after, but not at the same time. As to your safety in college, I can tell you that most major universities have on-campus police forces who exist to protect the campus community. If this is a major concern of yours, I recommend you ask the universities where you are accepted to explain how they keep their students safe, so you can put your mind at ease.


I admire your ambition! Keep aiming high, and follow through on what you set your mind to. Good luck and looking forward to your next question!


Thank you. Holly Z.

Thank you. Saad M.

3
100% of 2 Pros
100% of 1 Students
Updated Translate

Holly’s Answer

Hello again Saad, you want to work as a private investigator or undercover for business or police? You must to go work your way up the ladder for this type of work. However, you could do some sort of a private body guard position if you have those types of skills to protect another human being. I suggest if you want to be to be in armor or carry any firearms you will need permits training, safety training, and much more. If you are on a visa here in the United States you must apply within the guidelines of armed international green card status guide. You may want to research this. Are you from another county? Forensic crime scenes invest. Or a police officer then work your way up to detective. Criminal Justice or security guard for starters. However again I do not know laws if you are from another county, I must check to see what your status would be here in the United States. Great college choices by the way, you are very lucky to go to any of the select colleges that you mentioned. I am very happy for you. I hope you do very well with a great career. If you are interested in a challenge or excitement, I suggest taking criminal justice; you will have plenty of excitement in the cities here in America. Are you speaking of a negotiator? If you are talking about negotiator, that takes years of training. Now if you are talking about the FBI person that takes years of training as well. I will need more information to research the programs available to you. No one is going to take you okay. Dont worry dear you will be fine here there is a whole diversity of people in America. You will fit right in.


I think Jared is right that you cannot be a doctor and FBI simultaneously and of course both require equal amounts of determination and deligence. I suppose, once becoming a doctor you can hire some bodyguards anyway if you are so concerned about security. However, as Jared said that major Universities have high-security anyway - I just like to be armed, not in a bad way. If not FBI, could you possibly be an undercover cop or police? I believe you require less training than a FBI agent. Following Holly's response, I am a resident of UK, born in Ireland, and do have the freedom to go anywhere in the world. There is no problem in me going to America, also because I am thinking of going to Harvard University in Boston. Saad M.

The School Act Zoning Law of 1990 Does not allow firearms or weapons in any school zones so that would be not legal here to be armed at school anyway. Holly Z.

Yup. Holly is right on this one. Anyway, it sounds like we've answered your original question, so I hope you continue exploring your college and career plans! Go ahead and ask a new question here on CareerVillage if you think you have another question you'd like to get some advice on. Jared Chung BACKER

1
100% of 1 Students
Updated Translate

Holly’s Answer

Hello Saad,
The AAMC. can help more on this query. However I did some research on the question.Hello Saad,
The career path you are considering is a very fun and unique choice. Wow, you would have a great job for sure. You would invest many years in colleges. You must lean multiple language skills too. This is strictly for the CIA if you want to do CIA or FBI mostly crime scene or profiling takes a Doctor on many occasions. There is a whole list of things you will need to do to prepare for this type of major. I would start one step at a time and work your way up. Here would be your dilemma I do not know the hiring practices of investigations vs medicine and or the combo of the two. I would think that you could work at a facility that is under investigation for medical mal or below standard of care treatment. Or you could have a Major in one and a minor in the other. Or you could be both jobs part time equally. Either way you have many years of college for two Majors. You may want to go to the CIA.Gov website and read requirements for the hiring. Secondly, you may want to research all medical careers, colleges and see what career path you may want to take. If you could elaborate more I may be able to help a bit more on what you view as a projection in your future? Does that help you? Thank you. If you need I can find colleges, or list that you may want to go and check to see if that is something you may be truly interested in. Thanks again for the question. Forensic Science would be my choice, that way you can examine people at crime scenes. Or you could be a medical examiner, autopsy, or any forensic careers. I did do some searching. There is a 1990 school act zone. No firearms within a school zone. So that would be not legal to carry a firearm to any school here in America.


Thank you very much. I am only a school student, about to do GCSE exams in 2 weeks time. I am very interested in becoming a Neurosurgeon, like my dad, but at the same I like doing investigation such as a FBI or some sort. I probably want to do investigations, but undercover. Saad M.

I am planning on going to University of Harvard in America or University of Oxford or Cambridge. Is there any point of me being trained as FBI agent Undercover, when I can myself hire bodyguards for protection. Saad M.

I do not know the rules for hiring in the CIA or the FBI for that matter. I have a son in criminal justice. I need more information to elaborate on what you are asking. I am not quite clear on the query. About the body guard part? Do you want to be a body guard? Or just an undercover agent? Thank you. Nice that your father is in medicine. Holly Z.

I want to an undercover agent, probably during the years of University, mainly for protection and just the fact that you are armed! Saad M.

For example, a movie - Taken - has the FBI person. P.S. This is only an example, not someone I got inspiration from! Thus, I want to be that sort of person but along with Medicine career. Saad M.

Thank you, I was really looking at this type of decision as well. Irma A.

Thank you. Saad M.

The school is a very safe school. I guess you hear about all of the school shootings in other countires. I am so sorry people are like that. Most of the time they are not. I think a good suggestion is to carry some mace or something that does not have much power behind it. You do not want to find yourself in an unlikely situation here away from home. Guns and college faternity do not mix well. If you are scared of America . I do not know of any doctors that have body guards. I think you think America is not safe. For the most part we are safe. I can see your point of shock of a new place people and surroundings. You will be fine. You will make friends quickly and they will show you the ropes. Do not worry about firearms. Mace at most. Holly Z.

Focus on your career. You will be fine. Take precaution know your surroundings keep the buddy system on campus and get a trustworthy room mate. Holly Z.

Good luck to you. Do not worry my cousin graduated from Harvard Law. He is fine with no bodyguards and he worked on wall street. Holly Z.

1
100% of 1 Students