Thinking of Being a Doctor but of what?

Discussion in 'General International Discussion' started by thauncle, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. thauncle

    thauncle New Member

    Dec 19, 2005
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    I'm thinking of becoming a doctor but I don't know which area of study I should go into I have an assoc. in app.bus and web design but I always wanted to be a doctor but didn't want to be in school that long but I think I want to try to work and take classes on the side.Andy advice on what area I should go into and what books,research and websites I can study to prepare me to go into med. as well.Thanks
  2. Scottish Chap

    Physician PhD Moderator Emeritus 15+ Year Member

    Aug 3, 2003
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    You've posted this in the international forum so I'm not sure where you are. If you want to get into a U.S. medical school, you will just need an undergraduate degree in something. It will be fastest to transfer your credits to a four-year school. That said, medical schools just ask for 90 credits to be earned in the U.S. or Canada. Those credits can be in anything - as long as you do 8 credits (with lab) in each of the following: general chemistry, general biology, general physics, and organic chemistry. Some schools also ask for 6-8 credits in English and math/calculus. After that, take the MCAT. Be sure to gain work-related/volunteer experience in some area of medicine - to be sure this is what you really want (in fact, I would do that first in case this is not what you want). Good luck!

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