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What's the requirements to study medicine ?

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Scott’s Answer

I am an internist (a general medical doctor for adults) and know about the process. In high school, there are no specific requirements but it is important to get a good grounding in science and math. The reason is that in college while it is not required that you major in science or math, there are required courses needed to gain entry to medical school. These include 2 years of chemistry (including a year of organic chemistry) and 1 year each of biology, physics and math. In general, after graduating HS it takes 4 years of college to get a bachelor's degree, followed by 4 years of medical school and then at least 3 years of post-medical school training depending on what type of doctor you want to be. For example, training to be an internist is 3 years with additional training needed if you decide to specialize even further and to be a general surgeon requires 5 years. It is crucial that you do well in college as being accepted to a medical school is very competitive. That being said, it is also important to get varied experiences as medical schools look for well-rounded people and those with interesting backgrounds. You also may be surprised to find yourself passionate about some other pursuits. Good luck in your journey.
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Karissa’s Answer

AP classes in Math and Science. A Bachelors of Science in Biology. This will prepare you for the MCAT test.
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As a high school student, it's crucial to start preparing for your future medical career right away. Enroll in as many AP and Honors courses as you can, especially those focused on Biology, Chemistry, Statistics, and Psychology. These subjects will equip you with the foundational knowledge necessary for the challenges of medical school.

Next, let's discuss the prerequisites for becoming a doctor. First, choose a premedical track for your undergraduate studies. Strive to maintain a GPA of at least 3.6 throughout your college years. Then, you'll need to take and excel in the MCAT exam. Additionally, it's recommended to accumulate around 100 hours of shadowing experience and to engage in some form of hospital volunteering or research work.

Some colleges offer BSMD programs, providing a conditional offer of a medical seat upon your undergraduate admission. However, these programs are highly competitive, and a bit of luck is involved in securing a spot. Regardless of the path you choose, it's essential to maintain a strong GPA throughout your academic journey.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you must possess a genuine passion for becoming a doctor. The desire to help those in need should be at the core of your motivation. Remember, a career in medicine is not just about academic excellence, but also about compassion and commitment to serving others.
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