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What is the difference? What to take first?

I'm a high school student in a Science Highschool. I'm very interested in the Medical Field, but until now I'm still very confused in the difference of a Medical School and a Medical College, and the MBBS program? I know that there are various career paths in taking medicine, but I'm still curious if it is possible to double major while studying medicine?

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Kathleen’s Answer

Hi, Aysh!
There's no difference between Medical School and Medical College other than the wording. You will need a 4 year college degree before Medical School. It's wise to get that first degree in a science such as biology or chemistry. I know many students who have gotten a degree in Clinical Laboratory Science then gone on to medical school. That is a good route as you have a broader understanding of Laboratory tests and practices which is immensely helpful in medical school. As for double major, I would not recommend it as the courses would be time consuming and you'd want to do the best you can to help get into medical school. Best to you, Aysh. The Healthcare field is demanding but incredibly rewarding.
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Tracy’s Answer

Hello

Nothing to be confused about. MBBS or MD is the degree gotten after completing medical school. In the US, you’d need a degree in a science course and then, 4 years in medical school.
To answer your question, I guess it’s possible to double major while studying medicine. Would I advise it? No I would not. It’s hard enough getting into medical school, don’t overwhelm yourself or get burned out. Medical school takes a lot of work, time and dedication. Honestly you might not even have the time or energy for something else.
Now that is just my recommendation. If you feel you’re up for it, go for it. I’ll be rooting for you.
Good luck!!!
Thank you comment icon Thank you, Tracy! Aysh
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