William Cox, M.D.

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You do not have to do undergraduate studies in Math or the Sciences to get into Med School. If you have an interest in the humanities, by all means explore that. However, I would suggest you take courses in the biological sciences as well as chemistry to demonstrate you have an aptitude, but...

Active Oct 16 '17 at 21:40
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The question you have asked has been asked for decades. Is it necessary to go to an Ivy League School to get into Medical School. No!! Does it help. That depends on how well you as it does in every college or university you attend. I went to Juniata College. It has always been known as an...

Active Oct 16 '17 at 21:31
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I would suggest focusing on one discipline, but showing interest in other fields of thought. Example, if you have an affinity for the Biological Sciences, demonstrate that. However, not uncommonly we all have other interest, such as history, languages, music, etc. There is something else to...

Active Oct 16 '17 at 21:12
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It is not necessary to be an extrovert to be a physician. To be honest, I saw both in premed, medical school, as an intern, resident, fellow, and in practice. I typically found those who were more of an extrovert to be clinically based physicians, i.e, surgeons, family practice, etc. In the...

Active Oct 01 '17 at 10:12
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Not necessarily. tI primarily depends on what type of research you are interested in. If your research interest are clinically based, i.e., directly related to the clinical application of patient care to a patient, then I would suggest you go to medical school. If however, your research...

Active Oct 01 '17 at 10:02
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Yes, you can become a psychiatrist even though you concentrated on psychology in undergrad. The foundation in psychology should be very helpful to you in psychiatry. I would try and take as many courses in chemistry and the biological sciences as possible. Those courses will prepare you well...

Active May 11 '17 at 08:01
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Majoring in Chemistry will give you a great foundation for a career in developing new vaccines, antibiotics, etc. I would also urge you to take as many courses in the Biological Sciences as possible, paying particular attention to molecular biology, genetics, etc. I majored in Biology and...

Active May 11 '17 at 07:56
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What medical schools you decide to apply to is in part related to what your interest are. If you desire to be a family practitioner, then consider those medical schools which are geared toward that specialty. Likewise, if you have an interest in the neurological sciences look at those medical...

Active Feb 26 '17 at 16:51
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In High School take as many College Preparatory Classes as you can. These classes should be the more advanced classes. Do not be one dimensional. In addition to trying to do as well as you can academically, you need to get involved in activities such as band, sports, debate club, etc....

Active Jan 22 '17 at 21:20
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With your interest I would seriously consider a career in medicine. There are so many avenues in medicine which can offer you great professional satisfaction, i.e., research, research and clinical medicine, clinical medicine, molecular biology, pathology, pathology and research, etc. Hope I...

Active Dec 13 '16 at 09:39
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When it comes to research pursue what you are interested in. It is very difficult to do quality research in something in which you have no interest. Remember, all of our experiences, both professionally and personally, add to the totality of who we are and how we make decisions. You need to...

Active Dec 13 '16 at 09:35
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I would concentrate on the Biological Science Courses. Having said that, also consider taking courses in Chemistry. My major in college was in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. I was well prepared for medical school. Hope this helps. Bill...

Active Dec 13 '16 at 09:23
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If you are thinking about going into Biomedical Engineering with the idea in mind of applying your engineering skills to the biological sciences, it makes great sense to me that you have a strong foundation in the biological sciences. Taking pre-med courses would give you that foundation....

Active Oct 24 '16 at 16:54
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No. Whether you have the ability or not to draw is not an issue when it comes to excelling either in medical school or as a physician. If you wish to pursue an interest in drawing, painting, etc. it can add much to your own personal enjoyment and expansion as a...

Active Oct 24 '16 at 16:44
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I would suggest you major in Molecular Biology with a minor in Biochemistry. This will do you well whether you choose to go into clinical medicine or research. Having said that, consider taking courses which will give you more breadth and depth. If you have an interest in history, languages,...

Active Oct 24 '16 at 16:38
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