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Why don't they teach you medical skills in school?

Why don't they teach you medical skills in school? Topic: Case skills
July 19, 2019 / By Edson
Question: Over half the things they teach in high school you will never need. Why don't they teach things like survival skills or medical skills since it's something you may actually use?
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Camp Camp | 7 days ago
They did back in the sixties. We learned first aid and how to try to survive in case of nuclear attack. That was back when the Cold War had everyone scared. >_<
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Camp Originally Answered: Currently a sophomore in high school, what are my chances of getting into medical school?
I would be careful about thinking that just because you do well in high school, you will do well in college. I was in the top 5% of my high school class graduating *** laude and then went to an Ivy League school. Going to college was a learning experience for me. I realized that I was one of many fish in an ocean full of smart fish. Even though I never had any problems in getting good grades in high school (I went to a prep school with a strong academic reputation), it was a different story in college. I had to work much harder and build better studying habits. High school is cake compared to college and college is cake compared to medical school. Just a word of caution. But if you persevere and keep at it, you can do it. The field of medicine is a never ending learning process with endless exams and certifications. Good luck. Currently a cardiology fellow.
Camp Originally Answered: Currently a sophomore in high school, what are my chances of getting into medical school?
Grade 11 is when things start to get hard, and natural ability is not enough. You need to have good study habits to continue getting straight As. There are many "natural" students at your age, most most get weeded out of competition for medical school. If your school has the program, I suggest you enroll in the IB (International Baccalaureate) program. This will test to see if you're as good as you think you are.
Camp Originally Answered: Currently a sophomore in high school, what are my chances of getting into medical school?
You have quite some time to worry about it, but I have to be honest and say that the people who find high school easy aren't prepared for med school or college even. You need to find a way to challenge yourself and find out how you react. Take a college level course to see what its like, or spend a day with a doctor.

Algernon Algernon
They should. The public health system is an utter joke. One reason would be the cost. Another would be the insurance. Keep watching TV, they'll likely have a do-it-yourself surgery show sometime in the next ten years.
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Algernon Originally Answered: Should School focus on life skills more?
I totally agree. In school, no one taught me about hooking up the gas to my house or balancing my checkbook, or how to take care of my college loans. Thankfully I do have my parents if I have any questions, but a lot of people don't. And I think the person who very rudely answered you should realize that. I think a little "Life's Lessons" class would benefit seniors who are going to be out in the real world soon.
Algernon Originally Answered: Should School focus on life skills more?
Also, what parent wants to come home from their 9 to 5 shift and spend another hour teaching their children when they should be taught at school? You are the one that needs to get a grip. It is the parents job. The parent took on that job when they had kids. As far as the kid not wanting to do it, so what, they can get over it and do it anyway. A parent cannot be concerned all the time about what a kid wants. Life skills are supposed to be taught by the parents. As far a balancing a check book , maybe the schools should make sure they can read and write first. Drop the computer classes till they enter high school and make sure they can read, spell ,write, and do math without a calculator first.

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