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Can U Still Become A Doctor With A Ged
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
-john greenleaf whittier, poet (1807-1892). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I am 17 and still in grade 9. I am late but still I want to be a Doctor. So I want to know that how long it takes to become a Doctor and how?
It takes: 4 years of college and 4 years of medical school and 3 to 6 years of Residency depending on your specialty ...Read more
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 backgroundsbiology, music, teaching, pharmacy, sports, etcas 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 a md. I am sure there are doctors with low IQ who have worked very hard and achieved great success. ...Read more
Medical school: Need to go to medical school. So will need to work out what academic marks/prerequisites you require to get into schools in your area etc and then is simply a matter of time and persistence. Once you're in to the course generally if you keep studying and studying you'll usually get through eventually. All the best. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 :) ...Read more
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 a md or do. Afterward, you do residency and become certified, which takes an additional 3-7 years. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
No: Although it helps to have good grades and test scores to be accepted into medical school. ...Read more
Work hard: You must at least get a bachelors degree with good grades, pass some exams with good grades, the apply to medical schools. Wish you good luck. It's not an easy journey, but its worth it, if that's your dream. ...Read more
How: Old are you? It is a noble profession that requires hard work, dedication to help the suffering and continuous learning and humbling experiences. Educational requirements are based on where you are but will include at least a medical degree. Good luck ...Read more
See below: After high school it takes 4 years of medical school then 4 years of postgraduate training (though sometimes it can take more). For me it was absolutely worth it. I express gratitude every day for the ability to help others through the practice of medicine. I don't look at it as work. I have long days, but they fly by because I enjoy them so much. ...Read more
Doctor: You can't self educate to be a doctor. You need to go t0 one of the meds schools at auckland or otago to get the degree. You can viva the auckland med school or otago university website for more information. ...Read more
If : If that is a 3.5/ 3.77 on a scale that goes up to 4 total, then I would like to commend you on your grades. College grades are looked at more heavily than high school grades. But you usually need good high school grades to get into a good college. Most medical schools want you to have at least a 3.0 gpa in college and some average much higher scores for the students that they accept. This book might be helpful to prepare you to get into a medical school "getting into medical school: the premedical student's guidebook" by sanford j. Brown. Good luck. ...Read more
It's a calling: Similar to other professions that are dedicated to helping people, physicians are rewarded daily with the warm feeling of doing something meaningful for someone else. The challenge of solving metabolic and anatomical problems is stimulating as well, but it's really about serving others. ...Read more
Can I become a doctor being a theatre major? I just can't turn my back on neither of my passions.
Of course!: You can do anything you want if you are ready to do what you need to get to your goals. Go for it, be a theatre major and then start taking some courses that are required for med school. Just work hard and focus on getting your best grades in your classes. Good luck! ...Read more
Is age 27 too old to decide that you want to become a doctor? Only have 2 year degree. Should I forget about it?
No: 27 is not too old. I've heard of people in their 50s and 60s starting a medical career and succeeding at it. Age is not a limiting factor. It'll probably take you a while to get there but you can do it with personal and financial investment. ...Read more
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