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what are some good programs for students who want to go into medical field?

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looking for a pre-medical program for high schools. what should students do to prepare for getting into this field?
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Richard’s Answer

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Pick a major that interests you. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance.

Aside from this, any major is acceptable as long as you complete the prerequisite courses.

Typical medical school prerequisites include:
Biology: Lecture – 4 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
General Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Organic Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Biochemistry: Lecture – 1 semester
General Physics: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Math: Statistics – 1 semester
English: Rhetoric (Composition) and Literature – 2 semesters
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Anne’s Answer

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Since I saw your sports-med tagline, a suggestion is to take a summer job working as a physical therapist aide. It would expose you to the evaluative process PT's use, the impact impairments have on patients and what is most important to them, and current sports-med surgical procedure. Depending on the facility, there may be a very close physical proximity with the surgical team. I've seen many students use this technique effectively. The hours worked may also count as job shadowing hours that are required by some colleges to consider your application to a program.

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Rachel’s Answer

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Any 4 year university should be able to provide you with all of the premed requirements (1 year biology, 1 year inorganic chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry + labs, physics, calculus, and biochemistry). I would look at each school individually and see which fits your personality and desired major (does not have to be science) best.
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