Here's the Deal with Being Pre-Med

So you want to be a doctor?

It seems like every little kid wants to be a policeman, a fireman, a lawyer, or (of course) a doctor.

Now you're a senior in high school and that's still what you want to do in life. Great! But it might not be exactly what you'd expect. Often times, the idea of becoming a doctor is romanticized and underestimated. If you're serious about adding that M.D. designation to the end of your name, here's a few things that you should learn sooner rather than later:

  1. You won't necessarily be a "pre-med" major.
  2. You don't have to be a science major to go to medical school.
  3. You don't have to go to a famous college to go to medical school.
  4. It's important to evaluate the pre-med advising on campus.
  5. You need to interact with people.
  6. Readers and writers tend to make good pre-med students.
  7. Have other interests besides the sciences.
  8. Practice the art of initiative.
  9. Don't become a pre-med just because your parents want you to.
  10. Don't just say that you "really want to help people." Do it.

 

(Source: "10 Things Every Future Premed Should Know" | Collegewise)

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