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:
- You won't necessarily be a "pre-med" major.
- You don't have to be a science major to go to medical school.
- You don't have to go to a famous college to go to medical school.
- It's important to evaluate the pre-med advising on campus.
- You need to interact with people.
- Readers and writers tend to make good pre-med students.
- Have other interests besides the sciences.
- Practice the art of initiative.
- Don't become a pre-med just because your parents want you to.
- Don't just say that you "really want to help people." Do it.
(Source: "10 Things Every Future Premed Should Know" | Collegewise)College Search