A 16-year-old male asked:
Can a person with only slightly above average intelligence make it to medical school? i really want to be a doctor but im not a genius
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Hare & tortoise.: Do you remember the old fable of The Hare and The Tortoise? The tortoise was not the fastest, but was walked steadily through the race and was not distracted. The faster bunny, goofed off and didn't pay attention and lost the race. True with any field of study. Very smart people who don't study don't pass. People less smart, can with regular, persistent study can no more than most and do well.
2.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: At a listed age of 18 you are young enough to do some things before you sacrifice anything for any goal. Get a good basic education in college with attention to the basic sciences & pre-med courses. If you do well, you can decide then. There are presently 3 applicants for every available position in med school. College weeds out those with less commitment or skills.
731 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 14, 2017
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