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Easiest Osteopathic Medical School To Get Into
If I attend an osteopathic medical school can I still participate in a triple board residency program?
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Any university...: Any university where one can really shine, is a good place to get a bachelor's degree. The student must be able to learn all his life sciences material really really well, and demonstrate it on his grades and standardized test scores. The actual major doesn't matter, but should be something the student enjoys and makes him a mature, well-rounded person.See 2 more doctor answers
As a start: Usually need a four year degree.Get a more detailed answer ›
Study hard: Have a well rounded background, do volunteer work.
School paper: how does a disciplinary and or criminal record affect the ability to get into professional school/medical school?
Agree with answer: I spent 16 years on the admission committee of our local medical school. A felony will prevent a medical license. The law school has a committee that reviews backgrounds and would not recommend admission. This is the state of indiana. I doubt others are more liberal. I have read stories about a "reformed" prisoner who was then admitted to the bar. Ask your attorney general.See 2 more doctor answers
Depends: This depends very much on the nature of his learning difficulites. There are some very specific learning problems that can be coped with more easily compared to a more generalized problem. If his learning difficulties are causing severe problems in multiple areas, then this would be a problem. The answer would also depend on your son's current age - if young, there is time to work on the problems.See 1 more doctor answer
What does it take to get into medical school. I am a high school student who wants to be a neurosurgeon when I grow up.
Medical School Admit: Great grades, high mcat scores, volunteer hours, and a commitment to help people in their time of need.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
I have vasovagal syncope when I see a bunch of blood, but I need to get it treated before I enter medical school in 2 years.
Vasovagal response: You are not alone. Many people who became doctors have fainted at the first sight of blood. Fear of the unknown, overwhelmed by all the stimulation, lack of sleep, and hunger can create the perfect storm and lead to a vasovagal response. As you become more comfortable and through repetition (habituation) this queasiness will resolve.See 1 more doctor answer
Is it easier to get into medical school for anesthesia via undergraduate, or becoming a nurse anesthetist and applying later? Wh I'm a premed student.
At: At the risk of sounding pompous, the most important thing you should know is there is nothing easy about either path. If you are are looking for "easy" you should not be considering health care, which is arduous, requires sacrifice, and is currently less respected and less lucrative in the us than it once was. Nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologists are very different kinds of health care providers with different lifestyles, career options, and training paths. A nurse anesthetist goes to nursing school, receives a ba or bs, then practices nursing for some time -- usually a few years, and almost always including some time as a nurse in the ICU -- and then returns to school for anesthesia training, graduating after 2 years with a masters' level degree and "crna" after their name. Crna's administer all types of anesthesia, sometimes with a physician supervising them, and sometimes independently. Some crnas also teach student nurse anesthetists. It is rare for crnas to do extensive medical research or science or teaching as part of their career however. Although crnas may concentrate on a particular area of anesthesia, there are no subspecialty training programs or formally designated subspecialties for crnas. An anesthesiologist is a physician, an md. Physicians of all types go to college and receive a ba or bs, then to medical school to receive the md (usually 4 years in each), and then train in a specialty after graduating from medical school, sometimes training in a subspecialty after that. An anesthesiologist trains for 4 years after graduating from medical school, and many train an additional year or two after that in a subspecialty (pain medicine, critical care medicine, obstetric anesthesiology, pediatric anesthesiology, palliative care, or sleep medicine). Although most anesthesiologists provide anesthesia to patients as the daily staple of their work, many also perform scientific research and or teach in order to define and advance the medicine which underpins the care of patients around the time of surgery. Also, anesthesiologists may be principally in charge of the care of patients in the icu, recovery room, hospital wards, preoperative clinics, or elsewhere. To become an anesthesiologist is to commit to being a physician dedicated to excellence in the care of individual patients, as well as advancing the science of care of surgical patients. In your question, you suggest going to nursing school, followed by nursing practice and nurse anesthesia school -- prior to going to medical school, followed by anesthesia training. Although some individuals might follow this path, it is more likely to be a path of discovery than a practical route to the destination you desire. All physicians have a set of techniques, a method of thinking and a common background which are taught in medical school. We end up doing different things during the day, but the nature of human illness is that every patient of a specialist will ultimately require skills outside that specialty, and anesthesiology is especially so. That is why all md's train the same way in medical school before specializing. I hope this answer is helpful to you. You have ample time to think about your choices -- I strongly suggest you get some practical experience as a volunteer in a hospital to help differentiate some of the issues for yourself.See 2 more doctor answers
Never: The average age in my medical school class for those starting was 28 years old. We had many in their 30s. Even one that was in his mid-50s who had been a farmer and wanted to be a doctor. If properly motivated and if it's something that you want, it's never too lateSee 2 more doctor answers
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.See 3 more doctor answers
Is physics necessary to succeed in medical school? I'm thinking of applying to med school eventually.
Required: Pre-medical requirements from undergraduate school are an index of your discipline, intelligence and compulsiveness. Physics is one of those which requires you to apply these skills and your success is considered to correlate with success in medical school. It is a requirement, so do as well as you can and help is usually available. And physics can be interesting also.See 1 more doctor answer
I want to go to medical school, do you have any words of advice concerning the application process?
Going to Med School: As an older adult applying for medical school you will be bringing some life experience with you. It is such a pleasure and a joy to be a physician. So, jumping through the hoops, the long hours, the insurance mess is all worth it. Select a broad range of schools and remember when you are interviewed it is your time to interview them to find the best fit for you.See 1 more doctor answer
I plan on going to medical school for Anesthesiology. Any advice on how to prepare or things to expect?
Good luck: Advice? Work hard, treat school like a job, but don't make it your life. Be balanced, but recognize that this is a large investment in time and effort. Best wishes to you.
Do I have a good chance of becoming a neurosurgeon with B's and C's in the first year of medical school?
Dedication: It requires excellent academic performance in medical school and superior performance during neurosurgical rotations. So you need to step it up moving forward. It is very competitive. You must be willing to work harder than most. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Do residency programs really care if are in the different societies of medical school, etc (ie sigma, sigma, phi)?
No: Rather your activity, the nature of it....
I am a medical student and I would like to know what is the next step in becoming a neurosurgeon after medical school?
Dedication: It requires excellent academic performance in medical school and superior performance during neurosurgical rotations. It is very competitive. You must be willing to work harder than most. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
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