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I wish to become a physician. I'm in high school and i want to be ahead of the class in medical school. How can I be more prepared?

Dedication : Number one, find opportunities to volunteer in a hospital, find a doctor to shadow to see if medicine us for you. Becoming a physician is about hard work and dedication. Academic excellence opens a lot of doors. Having said that, i love what i do. Never give up on your dreams. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Ensz
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Physician Assistants (Definition)

Physician assistants are healthcare professionals that provide medical care under the supervision ...Read more


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I am a premed student at kent state university and applying to medical school soon. How do I go about setting up an appointment to shadow a physician?

Shadowing Doctors: I would advise you to find someone in your community doing the kind of work you anticipate wanting to learn or the type of doctor you want to be. Your medical school of choice or the premed department at kent state may have a list of selected doctors as well. ...Read more

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Can a doctor who goes through medical school but doesnt do a residency become a physician assistant?

Probably: Probably but they still have to take exams and get licensed. However, why would someone go through all those 4 years and the tremendous expense to be a PA when PA school is shorter and less expensive? ...Read more

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I want to go to medical school just to learn about human biology and medicine. I want the knowledge but not the job (doctor). Is that possible?

I want to go to medical school just to learn about human biology and medicine. I want the knowledge  but not the job (doctor). Is that possible?

Wrong School: Then you don't go to medical school. You go to graduate school and study biology, physiology and then specialize in the area within the spectrum of medical sciences you are most interested in. ...Read more

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Is studying medicine hard? Even working as a doctor? I don't know whether should I go into medical school or not hmm

Worth it: Medical school was tough. I had the privilege to study with very talented and dedicated classmates. We worked very hard. Having said that, it was worth it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could dentists practice on cadavers like doctors do in medical school?

Could dentists practice on cadavers like doctors do in medical school?

They do: General anatomy, freshman year of dental school, includes cadaver dissection of the whole body with head/neck concentration. During training dental students practice on manikins. ...Read more

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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

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

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. ...Read more

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I would like to talk to who ever started this app cause it's the worst app and these doctor need to go back to medical school?

I would like to talk to who ever started this app cause it's the worst app and these doctor need to go back to medical school?

Sorry bad experience: I am sorry you had a bad experience. If your conditions are as stated online with Syncope, postural orthostatic tachycardia, you absolutely need to be under Cardiogist care for full investigation of these issues. If Cardiologist workup is negative, may be referred to Neurologist or Endocrinologist. Your symptoms are very serious and warrant full evaluation urgently ,ER if symptoms acute ...Read more

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What caused you to fall in love with medicine? How did you know you'd make a good doctor? Do b students ever get into medical school?

What caused you to fall in love with medicine?  How did you know you'd make a good doctor? Do b students ever get into medical school?

The curiosity: You have can serve you well in some branch of health care. Medical and grad schools do some psychological screening to help you determine if you are good candidate. Anything you have passion about is a good thing to look further into. Med school is very competitive but there is a place for you in some area of healthcare if you are motivated and give your best where ever you wind up. Peace. ...Read more