4 years ago
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What things should I start doing in high school if I want to to go into the medical field

I am a sophomore in high school and I go to the best school in Kentucky, I want to go to Florida State University, and also go to med school. I want to get a head start and I have no idea what things I can do that will help guarantee that I can succeed in becoming a surgeon. I want to do like internships, i’m willing to take extra classes, volunteering, really whatever it takes. i’m just not sure where to start as a sophomore.

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4 years ago

Internships are pretty hard to get as a sophomore but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try! If you can't find one then volunteering is definitely your next best bet. Look for opportunities at health clinics, hospitals, women’s clinics, or elder care facilities. Maybe check if you can shadow a doctor or something too, that could give you a good sense of what a typical day looks like for a doctor. You're going to want to challenge yourself with your classes (I'd focus on math and science). At a minimum, AP courses in bio, chem, physics, and calc are good ideas. Maybe even psych. Of course, you're going to want good grades in those courses too.

Don't feel like you have to have a science focused major either. While it definitely might make the path to becoming a DR. easier, you could major in whatever makes you happy as long as you can get the requirements for med school. I found this article that might be helpful https://blog.collegevine.com/path-to-becoming-a-doctor-steps-to-take-from-high-school/

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