Career questions tagged premed
What are some junior courses I should take if I want to go into premed?
I want tp go to college, and hopefully go to med school after and pursuing my dream of becoming a doctor. I am not sure which type of dr I would want to become but my options are open.
Does band and arts give you an advantage for college, even if music isn't your major or minor?
Next year, I'm in the 9th grade and I would like to major in either Pre-Med or Biology. I also take band and I'm in the marching band and planning to take it for the next 4 years. I'm wondering if that factor will give me an edge on my college application and if it will benefit me later. Thanks!
Am I going to be required to publish research papers in Medical School?
I enjoy the aspect of teaching, but I don't care to do research and or publish papers. Are there opportunities to be a part of a Medical school Program without being a Faculty member required to publish research papers?
What are extracurricular activities, how would that factor into my college application?
I’m lost on what extracurricular activities are, but I’ve done some research and it talks about volunteering? My aspiration is med school, and I want a great profile for the top universities for my biochemistry undergrad. I have also enrolled in multiple competitions for research and projects involving STEM. What can I do?
Hi, I am in a CTE high school, and I am currently a freshman. I am in the Robotics program in my school, but I have a strong interest in Medicine, and going into the medical field. Although I am not in the medical program in my school (too much people), do I still have a chance of potentially going into the medical field?
My grades are good, I am taking advanced classes as a freshman that normally a sophomore or junior would take, (Algebra 2 and Chemistry). I enjoy both and am doing pretty good in them.
I am planning to shift this semester.. I am a freshmen in BS Pharmacy and planning to shift to BS Psychology.. Due to grades and can't handle the pressure of the course. Although I am very much aware that being in medical field is very heavy. I also don't know what to do as my parents have high hopes in what course I am now, I don't know how to tell them that I failed the semester. Any advice about this? It would mean so much to me..
I am a freshman student at a university, studying BS Pharmacy, but due to one maybe two major, it landed me to a downfall. Also the thing is, my dad wanted the course BS Physical Therapy for me but I don't see myself in that. With that, we had a huge fight as he didn't see the potential of BS Pharmacy. How should I tell him that I failed to show myself that I can prove that BS Pharmacy was a right course.. Medical field courses, the one that I have been wishing since childhood. If not, then what??
Is multivariable calculus or linear algebra better for someone who would like to become a doctor?
I'm taking calculus BC (high school), and unsure of whether to go into multivariable calculus or linear algebra next. I would like to become a doctor, as a surgeon specializing in orthopedics.
Is kinesiology or child development better for a high school student looking into medicine?
I'm selecting my 9th grade classes. I have no idea if other schools do this, but we have to create a "career plan" and select classes for all four years of high school. Between the classes of kinesiology (my high school's course catalog defines it as studying the effects of exercise on the body and studying skeletal, muscular, and neural movements) and child development (working with and talking to young children, earning CPR and first aid qualifications along the way), which is better if I would like to become a premed student in college? I specifically am interested in orthopedics or becoming a surgeon.
What path can I take if I want to go into dermatology but the years for education are shorter?
I want to be able to get into dermatology but I am struggling to commit because I do not want to go through 12-14 years of education. Are there any other roles similar to dermatology that require fewer years? I am not interested in estheticians, however
How do I get into med school I am in college for business management but I realized that I wanna do MBBS and I didn't take biology in high school can someone please help me ?
I am in last year of the degree but I am not sure if I can do MBBS as I didn't take biology I am a bit worried
Which major should I choose for undergrad if I want to become a surgeon?
Should I go for pre-med or just biology/chemistry degrees? What are the steps it takes to become a surgeon? Is it the same as being a regular physician? Furthermore, are there things I'm supposed to be doing in undergrad if I want to become a surgeon? Thank you for answering my questions!
If I do not have a great history in mathematics is a physician's assistant a viable option for me?
I have not historically been interested or successful in the field of mathematics, but a career in dermatology interests me. I do not want to invest to be a dermatologist but to assist.
How do you make yourself stand out for shadow opportunities with doctors?
I have started looking into shadowing with doctors but I am unsure where to start. I am premed and want to shadow with some of the pediatricians in my community, but I know that it is definitely a competitive process.
What do I need to do as a pre-med student to ensure that I get into top medical schools in the country How should I study for the MCAT? Do you know if there is any specific internships I need to look into??
I'm going to be a freshman in University this fall planning to major in Biology on the pre-med track.
What is the most difficult part about going into the medical field?
What is the hardest part of the job? I’m truly interested in a career in medicine and I’m curious about the hardest part of it.
What is it like working in medicine?
Hi, to any doctor reading this, I am a rising high school senior and I might be interested in medicine. I like STEM in general, and I believe I have the brains and work ethic to thrive as a doctor. I understand that perusing the path to becoming a physician is long and challenging and takes a lot of sacrificing in the short term for long term gratification and I am fine with that, but I want to understand the lifestyle that comes with being a doctor. Please answer as many of the following questions as you are comfortable with answering, and if you have any extra insight you would like to share, feel free to do so! 1. How was your quality of life / social life during medical school, residency, and fellowship (if applicable)? 2. What type of people, or what type of characteristics/personality traits, tend to be the best fit for medicine? 3. What type of person would you recommend not peruse medicine? 4. How is your life now as a practicing physician? A. Do you have any free time/ energy for hobbies or personal projects unrelated to work? B. How is the quality of your social life outside of work? C. How many hours a day do you work? From what time to what time? D. How is it like being in a relationship/ having a family as a physician with your lifestyle assuming you work so many hours? 5. A lot of people online warn about the amount of student loan debt you accumulate on your way to becoming a doctor, as someone who is now dealing with that debt while earning a physician's salary, how big of an impact does it actually affect your lifestyle? I feel like if you are financially responsible and you set a plan to paying that debt off and you stick to it, it shouldn't be that bad when you are bringing such a good amount each month, what are your thoughts? (This is more directed for doctors within the U.S or any other country that has similar salaries to U.S physicians) 6. From the novelty aspect of your work, how stimulating is being a doctor? Does it become to feel just like a routine, or does every day feel new? 7. Anything else that you want to share about being a physician or any advice on how to know for sure that medicine is the right choice for me
Is it possible to pursue a job in healthcare with a Bachelor's in Biochemistry??
I'll be attending college later this year and I'm majoring under Medicinal Biochemistry, as well as trying to become part of the Pre-Med program the university offers. I'm aiming to become a Nurse or Nurse Practitioner and I'm wondering more about the steps I should take after earning my degree.