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Is it possible to study Medicine after undertaking a bachelaor deree in Medical Laboratory science and Biotecnology?

I study Chinese in Taiwan and after I finished my one year of studying Chinese language I want to study Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology because it is the only program offered in English besides engineering courses. However my dream is to study Medicine. #medicine #biotechnology #laboratory

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Angela’s Answer

Yes, it is definitely possible to go to medical school after studying medical laboratory science and biotechnology.

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Norman’s Answer

Mary,
I can certainly echo the advice provided by Ms. Taroua, above. I would only add that if the prospect of 4 years of medical school and 3 to 5 additional years in a residency program for medical specialty training seems too daunting at the current stage of your life, I would suggest that you also look into a physician assistant program offered at many U.S. medical and graduate schools. However, as noted by Ms. Taroua above, a background, if not a degree, in biology, chemistry (especially organic chemistry) is a general requirement these days in order to be competitive for most schools. On the "plus" side, you don't need to take the MCAT!


For a little background on what PAs do and their scope of medical practice, you can google American Academy of Physician Assistants. There is good information on both Wikipedia and at the website for the AAPA. ( I am not permitted to provide the web address here to protect the Academy from "spammers, predators, bullies and other nefarious folks!" )


Please email me if you have any questions or would like additional information. GOOD LUCK!


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Mouna’s Answer

Hello,
Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology (MLSB) is a very great major, also the employment rate is very high specially here in the United State. I do believe, it will prepare you for medical school since it is a chemistry/Biology based bachelor. However, this may depend on the country you want to pursue your medical degree at. Some countries have very specific requirements when it comes to the medical field. So, If you know for sure, you really want to be a doctor, then make sure about the country, and then start searching for universities . Most Universities has good and clear informations on there websites when it comes to the requirements and the registration process etc .. if you feel you need more infos.. don't get discourage to send an email to the advisors... I am pretty sure they will be more than happy to help and guide you.
if United States is your destination for medical school, then you do not have to worry about which major to choose for your bachelor as most of the universities accepts all majors.. but it is always better to have a bachelor that requires some biology, chemistry, anatomy courses . However, your MCAT score and your GPA should be high.
If you have any more questions or need more help, please feel free to email me.
Good Luck in your journey.

Thank you comment icon Thank you very much, Mouna Taroua for your answer. Mary
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