Top
20
Doctor insights on: Can U Still Become A Doctor With A Ged

Share
1

1
Can u still become a doctor with a ged?

Can u still become a doctor with a ged?

Must get bachelor's: To have a decent chance to go to medical school, a person needs to get a 4-year college bachelor's degree first (and get good grades too).

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
If you could go back again would you still become a doctor?

If you could go back again would you still become a doctor?

Absolutely: What you do with your life and the choices you make are the things that keep you happy. Time spent wishing you could change the past is precious time wasted. There is no "perfect" job. "for all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, "it might have been." -john greenleaf whittier, poet (1807-1892).

3

3
Can I still become a doctor if I have a tattoo?

Can I still become a doctor if I have a tattoo?

Almost certainly yes: There are many doctors, each with a unique and individual personality. They come from many backgrounds, and many doctors I know have tattoos, and that has not stopped them!

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Can I still become a doctor if I have moderately bad asthma?

Can I still become a doctor if I have moderately bad asthma?

Yes: Absolutely. There are only a few occupations, like scuba diving, that are not appropriate for people with asthma. Once your asthma is controlled with medications there is no reason you can't do medicine. Many doctors who have health problems are better doctors because of it, because they can relate to their patient's experience.

See 5 more doctor answers
6

6
I'm in nursing school, but I've always wanted to become a doctor. I wanted to have a back up plan. Could I still pursue med school after?

I'm in nursing school, but I've always wanted to become a doctor. I wanted to have a back up plan. Could I still pursue med school after?

Nurse to doctor: Perhaps in the past, but these days med schools like a wide variety of backgrounds—biology, music, teaching, pharmacy, sports, etc—as long as the candidate has successfully completed required science & math courses. Having been a nurse gives you an edge in practical, clinical knowledge over your classmates in the first year or two.

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
What is it called if I want to become a doctor in a hospital for children? (not surgeon). And if I have type 1 diabetes, can I still be a doctor?

What is it called if I want to become a doctor in a hospital for children? (not surgeon). And if I have type 1 diabetes, can I still be a doctor?

Pediatrician/yes: As above. If you take care of your illness & get through the schoolwork you can take your place alongside pediatricians I know who went through the same thing.

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
I've always wanted to be a doctor. I took an IQ test and it told me my IQ was 115. Above average. Is this good enough to become a doctor with?

I've always wanted to be a doctor. I took an IQ test and it told me my IQ was 115. Above average. Is this good enough to become a doctor with?

No: Just like anything in life intelligence guarantees nothing. You will need a track record of good academic performance, an ethical demeanor and determination. That and 115 will get you an md. I am sure there are doctors with low IQ who have worked very hard and achieved great success.

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can I become a doctor with poor eyesight? I don't even see well enough to drive a car.

Can I become a doctor with poor eyesight? I don't even see well enough to drive a car.

Poor vision doctor: Yes, vision aides may help improve your vision to allow you to help patients, if you specialize in some ares. If not, psychiatry is an option

10

10
How hard is it to become a doctor?

Well: You have to study very hard, go to college, then medical school 4 years then internship and residency which can be anywhere from 3-7 years more. You have to take lots and lots of tests and always study very hard. If you specialize it can be even longer than that.

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Is it difficult to become a doctor?

Is it difficult to become a doctor?

Yes: It requires dedication and sacrifice. It requires academic excellence to qualify for medical school and years of postgraduate training. The cost of a medical education can be considerable. Was it worth it for me? Every second of it.

12

12
I want to become a doctor just like you, any advice?

Don't give up: That's wonderful to hear! Don't give up, keep at it, and work hard is what it comes down to. It's a long road but remember as you go through your training, in taking care of people, there is always something you are qualified to do - no matter how small the task may seem, you always have the power to make a difference in someone's life. Be true to your calling, and stay positive! Good luck :)

13

13
What does it take to become a doctor?

The Same: The same that it takes for any other profession. 1) Hard worker 2) Really loving what you do, if you don't love it. It is not worth the hassle

15

15
What made you want to become a doctor?

What made you want to become a doctor?

Why..: I am fascinated by anatomy and physiology and I wanted to be involved in something that really gave my life meaning.

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
How long does it take to become a doctor?

How long does it take to become a doctor?

College plus 4 years: To become a doctor in the U.S., you must be a college graduate. Then you attend 4 years of medical school to become an md or do. Afterward, you do residency and become certified, which takes an additional 3-7 years.

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
How many hours does one have to study to become a doctor?

I can't break it: Into hours. You need to earn a bachelor's degree. Although there are some combined programs- most medical schools are four years long. This followed by a year of internship. However, apart from class room time - the number of hours spent in study varies between individuals.

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Could been in mental health ruin my chances at becoming a doctor?

Could been in mental health ruin my chances at becoming a doctor?

Many "depends ons": If you mean that you've had a severe mental illness that is still part of your life and you are only now thinking about a career path, it might be too long a hard road. But work in the wide field of medicine may still be possible. Try to talk with career counselors at a college near you. Be honest with them about your background and your skills and interests. Good luck!

20

20
I want to become a doctor, but afraid to fail, what do you advise?

I want to become a doctor, but afraid to fail, what do you advise?

Becoming a Doctor: You will certainly fail at this aspiration if you never try. If this is really what you want - put your fears aside and be prepared to work your butt off. Take care.