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What do I need to become a doctor of osteopathy?

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 more

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What types of skills do you need to become a doctor?

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

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Is age 27 to old to decide that you want to become a doctor? Only have 2 year degree. Should i forget about it?

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

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I want to become a doctor. What is the best way to go about doing that after getting my general associate degree?

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 more

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What made you want to become a doctor?

What made you want to become a doctor?

Why..: I am fascinated by anatomy and physiology and I wanted to be involved in something that really gave my life meaning. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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How hard is it to become a doctor?

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

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Is it difficult to become a doctor?

Is it difficult to become a doctor?

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