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What Degrees Do I Need To Become A Doctor
Prerequisites: Prerequisites for being accepted at an osteopathic school in the us are the same as allopathic (M.D.) schools. They include a 4-year degree (bs or ba, plus any pre-requisites the school may require, and the mcat entrance test. Common pre-requisites include: chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, physics, humanities courses, and at least some biology courses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Becoming a Physician: I often think that one needs two things to get through medical school: an ability to take tests and persistence. This career is very rewarding, but it comes with significant sacrifices; it is not an easy path. But, it is definitely one worth examining. ...Read more
I want to become a doctor. What is the best way to go about doing that after getting my general associate degree?
Continue studies!: In addition to volunteering to "buff" your resume, you need a bs degree with a gpa of at least 3.7, all your pre-med requirements completed, good mcat scores, well-received interviews, and letters of recommendation. There are lots of 4.0 gpas, high mcats, and sterling letters of recommendation, so there has to be something that sets you aside from the rest. Sometimes takes 2 or 3 tries to get in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is age 27 to 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
No: Although it helps to have good grades and test scores to be accepted into medical school. ...Read more
Becoming an MD: 4 yes college then 4 yrs of medical school and then depending on the specialty you choose will do anywhere from 3-7 years of training the you need to pass all your board exams before you can get a license to practice ...Read more
Is age 27 too old to decide you want to become a doctor? I only have a 2 year degree. Should i just forget about it? I love cardiology. Opinions?
Passion: I agree with the numbers provided. You would be older than many when you finished but younger than some. It really comes down to your passion and what makes you happy. You are by no means too old. However i would make sure you explore what being a doctor is all about before beginning your journey. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
ER docs are: Usually hospital based, fully trained medical school graduates, and generally have done er residency training. This provides them with general knowledge of all obstetric, medical, surgical, and traumatic cases, knowing what tests to order, which consultants to call, and who needs admission, and who can be released once cleared with a follow up plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it hard to become a doctor? Do you need a super high iq? And what makes someone want to be a doctor?
Smatrs & Hard work: Becoming a doctor of any type requires above average smarts, strong work ethic, dedication and persistence! the application process is extremely competitive and so you need to present a competitive application and if interviewed be poised, well spoken with good manners. One becomes a doctor to help people and improve their lives thru the art and science if medicine (or dentistry)! ...Read more
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