What do i need to become a medical doctor?
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June 20, 2019 / By Linus Question:
I'm in high school now, freshman infact. I'm maintaining a 3.7 gpa. Probably will through my school career but im confused as to what you have to do after high school to become an actually doctor.
If a doctor or med student can tell me. I don't want to get more confused by peoples telling me random bits. Like how many years at uni. studying what subjects then from there?
Best Answers: What do i need to become a medical doctor?
Jarrod | 9 days ago
After high school you'll need to apply to an university. You'll need to major in something, preferably biochemistry, microbiology, or molecular genetics. When you are nearing graduation (completing your Bachelor of Science degree) you'll need to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). You will also then need to apply to a medical school, which is a mandatory 4 year program in the United States. Medical school admissions is a rigorous process and requires that you have done extremely well in your undergraduate studies. Most medical schools will recalculate your GPA to include only science classes that you have taken, this is to weed out those who have inflated their GPA by taking easy liberal arts classes. So be sure to do extremely well in your science classes.
Another way to get into medical school is to apply to a combined program right out of high school. Many universities offer the combined/accelerated pathways, but they are very difficult to get into. For example, I was in Ohio State's Early Admission Pathway Program, It's a 7 year program, 3 years of undergraduate study and 4 years of medical school. I applied out of high school, the advantage of their program is that you don't have to take the MCAT IF you are admitted. They have rules to apply to their program, you must be a national merit finalist, you must have a GPA over 3.6, etc... There are many other schools that offer this type of program as well, such as Northwestern University and Case Western University.
For combined programs, you usually need to do extremely well on you PSAT (215-220 and above) and your SAT (1400 and above) or ACT (32 avg or above). Also (obviously) you need to have done well in high school.
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During third/fourth year in college, you will have to take the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) and apply to medical school early fourth year. Medical school is four years followed by three to five years of residency, if not more.
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