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I want to be a doctor. I am currently in 9th grade with straight A's?

I want to be a doctor. I am currently in 9th grade with straight A's? Topic: A letter of application doctor
June 25, 2019 / By Edythe
Question: I am taking 11th grade classes such as Algebra II. I am also taking Spanish IV and Biology Honors. I have A's in everything and I am ranked within the 99%th percentile in all of my standardized tests. I am ranked 11 out of 1345 students. I have no extracurricular and 12 community service hours. I possibly want to specialize in neurology or neurosurgery but any specialty is fine. Is it possible for me to become a doctor? What can I do to become one? What schools should I apply to?
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Chasity Chasity | 8 days ago
The other posters are correct in saying that med schools do not look at high school performance. Take it one step at a time, do well in the classes you are taking. Don't get involved in extra-curriculars just for the sake of a college application, as you will likely get into a state school as is. I would try to get some volunteer experience in a hospital, then get certified as either a CNA or EMT at 16 or 18 depending on what your state laws dictate. Med schools want to see that you have real-world experience in health-care, so it would help you to work in an on-call position in a hospital, emergency medicine, or nursing home environment. I think the biggest misconception about pre-med is that people think "pre-med" is a major, and you have to go to a really expensive pre-med program to get into med-school. In reality, you should pick a middle ranked state school and save yourself some money. Pick virtually any major that interests you, and take specific pre-med classes. Earn at least a 3.5 in college, get some experience in health-care, develop a working relationship with professors to get good letters of recommendation, and score well on the MCAT's, and that should be enough to get you into med school.
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Chasity Originally Answered: I want to be a doctor. I am currently in 9th grade with straight A's?
The other posters are correct in saying that med schools do not look at high school performance. Take it one step at a time, do well in the classes you are taking. Don't get involved in extra-curriculars just for the sake of a college application, as you will likely get into a state school as is. I would try to get some volunteer experience in a hospital, then get certified as either a CNA or EMT at 16 or 18 depending on what your state laws dictate. Med schools want to see that you have real-world experience in health-care, so it would help you to work in an on-call position in a hospital, emergency medicine, or nursing home environment. I think the biggest misconception about pre-med is that people think "pre-med" is a major, and you have to go to a really expensive pre-med program to get into med-school. In reality, you should pick a middle ranked state school and save yourself some money. Pick virtually any major that interests you, and take specific pre-med classes. Earn at least a 3.5 in college, get some experience in health-care, develop a working relationship with professors to get good letters of recommendation, and score well on the MCAT's, and that should be enough to get you into med school.

Arleen Arleen
Just keep up the good work in high school for now! Make sure you add some extracurricular activities and get more community hours - colleges really do look at these things! When you are a junior, take your SAT/ACT tests and apply to an undergraduate schools that have good biology/pre-med programs. When you are finished with undergrad, then you can take the MCAT apply to medical school. Get (and keep!) in touch with a school counselor and tell them your plans and desires. Keep looking forward and don't be disappointed if things don't work out exactly as you had planned. You may change your mind in college! I wanted to be a doctor as well, but ended up majoring in philosophy, which is now my TRUE PASSION!
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Zebulon Zebulon
To become a doctor you need a 4-year degree from a university after you finish high school. A state university will still get you into a med school just fine... I think you're better off with a state school, since med school is so expensive. In the university you will need a 3.5 or better GPA. You will need to study in some kind of biology, though any degree will get you in as long as you have the necessary classes (calculus, physics, general and organic chemistry). You will need to do work in biology research and get experience volunteering at a hospital. At the end of your junior year you will take the med school entrance exam, and then start applying for med school. What you do in high school isn't really looked at by med schools. They've never asked me about it. However, what you do in high school affects your chances of getting into your 4-year bachelor's degree program, so keep up the good grades. You don't need to worry much until you're in college. Keep in mind, after high school, you will do 4 years at university, then 4 years in med school, then 2-8 years as a resident somewhere, depending on your specialty. You're in for a lot of school.
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Silvester Silvester
Congrats to you and keep up the good work! Well, many great universities have great Med-schools..You can try USC or UCLA in Los Angeles, California...Those are two prestigious schools and they both have major hospitals in LA and you will be able to use all of your skills...Look up hospitals in your area and see if any of them are named after the universities in your state...Plus, you should be able to find out a lot of information from the college prep department at your school or admin office
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Ollie Ollie
Read as much as you can [nonfiction] about the lives of doctors. Try to arrange interviews with doctors to ask them intelligent questions about what their work was like, and what they did to prepare to get into medical school.
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Law Law
yes, get a degree in premed, then go to medical school. The school should be your joice. You have 3 years to think about it because this year is almost over.
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