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What is best to get your bachelors in before going into medical school?

What is best to get your bachelors in before going into medical school?

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. ...Read more

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School paper: how does a disciplinary and or criminal record affect the ability to get into professional school/medical school?

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. ...Read more

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My son has learning difficulties. Any chance can he get into medical school?

My son has learning difficulties. Any chance can he get into medical school?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...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

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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.

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. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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Is 32 to old ti start medical school?

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 late ...Read more

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Is medical school a lot harder than undergraduate school?

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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Is physics necessary to succeed in medical school? I'm thinking of applying to med school eventually.

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. ...Read more

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How much time does dr. Spend on hyperaldosteronism in medical school?

How much time does dr. Spend on hyperaldosteronism in medical school?

Not much: The training to manage hyperaldosteronism takes place more through sub specialties, nephrology and endocrinology, post internal medicine residency training. ...Read more

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I want to go to medical school, do you have any words of advice concerning the application process?

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. ...Read more

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I plan on going to medical school for Anesthesiology. Any advice on how to prepare or things to expect?

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. ...Read more

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Do I have a good chance of becoming a neurosurgeon with B's and C's in the first year of medical school?

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. ...Read more

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I am a medical student and I would like to know what is the next step in becoming a neurosurgeon after medical school?

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. ...Read more

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Will a person with biomedical science degree (BS) be able to apply to medical school directly without taking the premedical courses?

No, I think you must: Take the required premedical courses before you can apply. I would check w/each medical school. ...Read more

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In medical school, how many students are there in a class? Can you ask questions during a class? And do you have a separate teacher to help you?

It varies a lot: Some of the basic science courses in medical school are taught to the entire class at the same time in a large auditorium. Others are in small groups of ten or so. In these classes there is a lot of give and take between the students and instructor. In my experience, questions were always encouraged and generally, the better the teacher, the more questions that are asked. ...Read more

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How difficult is pre-med and medical school?

That is an: Individual issue. I took really hard pre-med courses - so that was hard. Medical school - that just about knocked my socks off. The impact would be different on different people and medical schools can vary. ...Read more

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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

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Do mental health professionals attend medical school?

Med. School: Being one, I attended medical school, then residency training program, then fellowship to specialize in Psychiatry. ...Read more

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Hi I am a pemed student failing my first biology class. Should I still pursue medicine? I am good enough to be accepted into medical school?

Why are you failing?: Is it because of lack of interest, lack of understanding material, study habits etc. Discuss with the professor and figure out what can be done to improve your situation. If you are truly interested in medicine, then do what ever it takes to try and succeed with an honest effort. ...Read more

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Can you become board-certified in internal medicine while still in medical school?

Can you become board-certified in internal medicine while still in medical school?

No: Board certification for any medical speciality requires a 4 year college degree, a medical degree (which is an md or do), then completion of an accredited internship and residency program. These post-college programs take 4 years for medical school, 1 year of internship, then 3 years for residency. After that, there may be additional training, called a fellowship, for a medical specialty. ...Read more

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Can one become board-certified in internal medicine before graduating from medical school?

No: In order to become certified and sit for the exam, a physician needs to have completed medical school and a 3 year internal medicine or 4 year internal medicine/pediatrics residency to register and take the examination. ...Read more

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How different was medical school compared to college? How did you adjust? What were your study habits?

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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Do all doctors know how to tell which drug combinations are safe or not. If so, is that taught in medical school?

Do all doctors know how to tell which drug combinations are safe or not. If so, is that taught in medical school?

They should. Yes.: Too many medications to know by heart. Doctors usually learn the most common medications by heart. They are able to look up the rest in books or apps. ...Read more