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Challenges in becoming a doctor?

Hey everyone! I've been thinking about pursuing a career in medicine but I'd like to know from those who are on the same path, just how hard is it to become a doctor? What challenges can I expect in high school, college, and med school?

7 months ago

Hi there! Becoming a doctor is a journey that is definitely challenging and rewarding. In high school, the main challenge is building a strong foundation in sciences such as biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as maintaining a high GPA and doing well on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT. It's important to be involved in relevant extracurriculars, such as volunteering at a hospital or participating in clubs related to healthcare.

In college, you'll have to balance a demanding course load as a pre-med student to complete prerequisites for med school. The courses can be challenging, and you'll need to maintain a high GPA to be competitive for med school admissions. Additionally, you'll have to prepare for the MCAT exam, which can be quite difficult.

Med school itself is another level of rigor, with several years of coursework, followed by clinical rotations and residencies in your chosen specialty. Med students often experience long hours, high stress, and a challenging learning environment. However, many find the reward of helping others in need and making a positive impact on their patients' lives to be well worth the effort. Good luck on your journey!

7 months ago

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