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What are the best ways to help me get into Medical School?

I am about to go to college and I want to start preparing myself for medical School medschool medical-school medicine healthcare hospital-and-healthcare applications admissions

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Richard’s Answer

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

Try to find opportunities to pursue research.

Volunteer at your local hospital or low-income clinic. Ask physicians, PAs or other clinical providers if you can shadow them.

During college study for and complete the MCAT. Devote an entire summer to studying for the MCAT and consider paying for a prep course if you can afford it.

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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Breanna! I agree with previous answers, definitely important to do well in classes and your MCAT- 3.7+ GPA and 508+ MCAT score! In addition to clinical volunteering/shadowing I would also recommend to volunteer in non-clinical activities, such as a soup kitchen or tutoring. There may be activities on your campus which you could check out and see what fits for you. Also quality not quantity matters, medical schools would rather see time-committed activities than completing 10 different ones to "check off boxes"; it is important to show that you care and are growing from these experiences. In addition be sure to check out because they give plenty of information about premed students on the medical school path, and keep up with your premed adviser so you know you are completing requirements and preparing correctly!

Best of luck future doctor!
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Mohammad’s Answer

Start EARLY!!!!

I would start planning as soon as possible in terms of your classes, workload, volunteering at local hospitals and studying for the MCAT.

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jada’s Answer

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