Ghulam Husain’s Answer
Anna Lyn’s Answer
Yes, you can be a doctor and a professor.
You can be whoever you want to be as long as you work on it. The possibilities are enormous out there.
One thing I’ve heard before which make sense is that, you can be an X, Y, or Z but can you teach and make a golden syllabus? Creating a class syllabus requires a lot of time, dedication, and a passion for teaching. What I mean is that whatever you put in your syllabus means you know them very well and that you abide by them. The reading articles you put in there have to be relevant to each and every topic of your course. I can go on and on about it but since you’re still in high school, you’ll eventually learn your way up there.
Enjoy life responsibly!!!
You may hear the term "Pre-med". Someone is doing Pre-med in the college. But, there is no major in college called Pre-med. So, what do they mean?
They mean that they are preparing themselves to appear in CAT examination. When you enroll into college then you can pick a STEM major. For example Biology, or Bio-medical. Please keep an eye to the CAT examination prerequisite as you select courses for your upcoming college semesters. You can take the CAT once you have fulfilled the requirements. You can pick the medical schools who will receive your CAT results.
Good luck for your journey to be a Doctor!
Sushanta Saha, Verizon
you will have plenty of time to learn about how to become a medical professor during your last years at the med school.
Yes, anything is possible when you have a focused goal in place. You will have to create a plan and implement that plan into action. It will take time to obtain your degrees and experience, but it is an achievable goal as long as you stay focused and work hard. I hope you are successful in your future endeavors.
You can absolutely do both. The good news is that if you join an academic practice, there are many ways to practice clinical medicine (seeing patients) while also teaching students and residents. This teaching can be done in a traditional classroom setting, an OR, on the “wards” (patient bedside in a hospital), in an office setting, or via video lecture.
Another great way to teach is in small-group settings reviewing clinical scenarios using patient actors which is where most students now learn clinical medicine.
One of my most favorite teaching activities was using simulation - I taught surgical procedures using models which I often built by hand.
The other thing to keep in mind is that you don’t have to have the formal academic rank of “Professor” to teach. In most academic medical settings you begin as an Assistant Professor and work your way up to Professor over many years, but still do a lot of teaching along the way.
Hope this was helpful!