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What would be the best college to attend to, to become a General Surgeon ? ?

What would be the best college to attend to, to become a General Surgeon ? ?

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Mahdiar’s Answer

Hi Jaycea!It's a good question.Of course it depends on your choices and situations.
But totally i suggest you some of the best colleges in the US :
1.Princeton college,New Jersey
2.Duke college,North Carolina
3.University of Harvard,Massachusetts,Boston
4.Technology college of Massachusetts
5.Stanford college,Stanford
6.University of Pennsylvania,Philadelphia
7.Yale college,New Heaven
I hope These be useful for you.All of this colleges are some of the best things in the US,but in my opinion. So if you wanna chose a good one,You can search and achieve more information on their website.
Cheers!

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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Jaycea! A great answer has already been given, and I would just like to add, that while some colleges may provide a little more opportunity for premed students there really isn't a large difference in terms of selecting a college in your aspirations to become a physician. Actually medical school itself is expensive so being careful during undergrad and maybe staying local such as in state can help with the future debt you will be making after medical school.

In terms of being a premed, it is important to do well overall, you undergrad major or college is not as effective as your grades, MCAT score, clinical hours and service. I would strongly recommend to check out Dr.Gray on YouTube (I wish I had known about him sooner) he is amazing in giving premed advice, especially on how to be a strong applicant and this is the most important part. His podcasts and videos are very helpful and the best part is they are free-having good advice is important when applying to medical school because different individuals can give different advice and it can be confusing. I would recommend to check out AAMC/AACOMAS for more information as well in how to apply to medical school.

When you get to college make sure to connect with your professors and get them to know you-research opportunities and office hours are a great way to interact with your professors. When the time comes to apply to medical school, all medical schools will require recommendation letters and most if not all will require 2 science professors and one non-science professor (such as a psych professor or sociology professor or any other professor that is not teaching your hard science classes), so it is important to start building relationships. Medicine is a long and arduous journey but not impossible, my sister just got into general surgery for residency! It has always been her dream, as long as you put in the hard work and plan smart, you will succeed!

I wish you the best future doctor! Good luck!
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Suzanne’s Answer

Jaycea, how great that you're planning ahead and thinking of the pathway to becoming a general surgeon. To do so, you can attend any college or university for your bachelor's degree. You can pick any major which interests you AS LONG AS YOU TAKE ALL REQUIRED PRE-MED COURSES. You then will take the MCAT exam (Medical college admissions test) and apply to medical schools. Medical school is four years at at the end of that you will be a doctor! Then, if you are still interested in becoming a surgeon, you will do a residency in general surgery which typically is a five year program (you are paid during this time but do need to start re-paying any loans you have taken out).

The undergraduate college you select is not crucial...as long as it's a place you feel you can learn well in and feel supported by the pre-medical advisors.

Suzanne recommends the following next steps:

Make an appointment with your guidance counselor to be sure you are on track for doing well in college science and math courses.
Try to find clinical settings now where you can be either a volunteer or employed to confirm your desire for a medical career.
Check out this website on deciding if medicine is for you: https://students-residents.aamc.org/deciding-if-medicine-you/deciding-if-medicine-you
As soon as you get to college, join the pre-medical club and connect with the pre-medical advisor.
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