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Cool 11/07/02 @ 9:24 AM

      Benefits 12/04/02 @ 6:45 PM

      Money isn't everything 12/11/02 @ 3:54 PM

            Money IS Everything 02/22/04 @ 4:44 PM

                  YOU ARE WRONG!! 02/26/04 @ 4:47 PM

                  You Think That Now !!! 10/03/04 @ 12:23 PM

                  Very Sad 01/11/05 @ 11:57 AM

            LONG TERM INTEREST 02/26/04 @ 4:33 PM

                  Obstetrician 06/20/05 @ 9:08 PM

                         Obstetrician 03/31/06 @ 6:32 AM

             Money isn't everything 03/20/07 @ 8:01 AM

                    Money Isn't EVERYTHING 07/02/07 @ 2:12 PM

           High School Classes 09/03/03 @ 8:57 AM

                 What courses do I need to take 03/06/04 @ 3:10 PM

                       Try this link 03/18/04 @ 9:42 AM

                        Your reply 04/26/06 @ 12:33 PM

                8th Grade's Not Too Soon 09/03/03 @ 9:20 AM

        Consider something else 11/09/05 @ 9:32 AM

       Money is not everything 11/11/04 @ 9:27 PM

       AWESOME 12/29/04 @ 10:11 AM

Know? 11/20/02 @ 2:43 PM

      Becoming a physician 12/10/02 @ 9:23 AM

            High School Senior Concerns 11/07/04 @ 3:42 PM

            Ms. 01/24/05 @ 1:56 PM

                   Tell me what you know 03/27/06 @ 12:33 PM

                  It's here 01/28/05 @ 9:03 AM

            RN to MD 02/05/05 @ 12:23 PM

           miss 01/21/04 @ 9:36 PM

Highschool Courses 01/05/03 @ 8:14 PM

      High school courses 01/06/03 @ 1:56 PM

        You're not... 12/17/05 @ 4:12 PM

      Reply 01/26/04 @ 4:17 PM

  OB 02/03/04 @ 7:43 PM

        Student 06/13/04 @ 7:13 PM

  Health Class 02/11/04 @ 9:59 AM

        I am in 8th grade 02/23/04 @ 8:00 PM

   I can't wait? 08/19/05 @ 10:20 AM

  Residency 03/10/04 @ 12:59 PM

   Becoming a Radiologist 10/06/05 @ 12:29 PM

  Obstetrician 06/10/04 @ 12:13 PM

        There is info on this site 06/17/04 @ 10:17 AM

        I Need To Know 09/23/04 @ 3:11 PM

   Radiology 01/08/06 @ 8:09 PM

          Two Different Careers 02/14/06 @ 3:26 PM

                 Rad tech student 12/27/06 @ 9:58 PM

          Look on Internet 12/19/06 @ 5:08 PM

  Want information 06/15/04 @ 3:22 PM

   Doubting myself 02/17/06 @ 8:35 PM

Radiologist 06/12/03 @ 6:51 PM

       From Experience 07/16/04 @ 11:48 AM

       Student 11/04/04 @ 3:35 PM

             Your answer 02/19/05 @ 11:26 PM

   Obstetrician Schooling 06/07/06 @ 9:11 AM

  Orthopedic Surgeon 09/23/04 @ 5:49 PM

        Orthopedic Surgeon 11/01/04 @ 7:28 PM

  What about introverts? 10/02/04 @ 8:06 AM

   Future 05/03/07 @ 8:43 AM

  Prerequisites 10/20/04 @ 2:56 PM

   Physician Burnout 05/21/07 @ 2:48 PM

Transition from RN to MD 09/12/03 @ 4:19 PM

      Advice on courses for OBGYN 12/19/03 @ 11:01 AM

            Go 4 It 05/03/04 @ 5:08 PM

            Next steps 05/27/04 @ 4:56 PM

            Steps to becoming an Ob/Gyn 12/03/04 @ 11:41 AM

                   Steps to becoming an ob/gyn 10/19/07 @ 8:56 AM

                          Bio Sci is Great 10/29/07 @ 9:37 AM

            What to do? 02/03/05 @ 4:26 PM

   Money is NOT Everything 10/09/07 @ 11:34 PM

  info 12/13/04 @ 6:53 AM

        Here's how it works 12/21/04 @ 4:20 PM

  guide to obstetrics 01/01/05 @ 10:42 PM

  OB. 01/02/05 @ 2:03 PM

medical school 11/14/03 @ 9:25 PM

  I want to be a radiologist.... 01/27/05 @ 5:39 PM

  RN to MD: The battle... 02/22/05 @ 7:29 PM

LPN 01/11/04 @ 4:23 PM

        Too Old? 11/10/05 @ 3:12 PM

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Joshua
11/07/02
9:24 AM

Cool

I think a career in the medical field would be cool. Just think their salaries are over $100,000. WOW


Jennifer M.
12/04/02
6:45 PM

Benefits

I know... And look at all the benefits you would get along with that!



Dr. L.
12/11/02
3:54 PM

Money isn't everything

I think that I would like to impress on students that even though the financial rewards can be above average, the amount of work that is required breaks the hourly wage to much less than minimum in most circumstances. The really cool part about being a physician is that you can have an impact on helping people help themselves - and the mental challenge of diagnosis, and in some cases, surgery.


Billy
02/22/04
4:44 PM

Money IS Everything

Yeah right, the only reason why my dad is a doctor is because he gets paid $221,000 a year. That's the only reason why I want to become a doctor too. Obviously.


GEORGIA F.
02/26/04
4:47 PM

YOU ARE WRONG!!

MONEY IS NOT EVERYTHING. THINK ABOUT WHAT SHE SAID. THE WORK BALANCES OUT WITH THE MONEY. WHEN YOU HAVE TO SIT IN A DELIVERY ROOM WITH A PATIENT FOR 14 HOURS LISTENING TO THEM HOLLER THE WHOLE TIME YOU MIGHT RECONSIDER. AND WHAT IF YOU HAD A PATIENT COME IN RIGHT AFTER THAT ONE AND REFUSED TO SEE ANY OTHER DOCTOR BUT YOU. THEN YOU WOULD BE WITH THEM FOR ANOTHER 10 IF NOT 14 HOURS. YOU GET NO SLEEP!!!! THINK ABOUT IT. YOUR FAMILY WILL BE OUT USING ALL YOUR MONEY WHILE YOU ARE AT THE HOSPITAL THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.


Taylor B.
10/03/04
12:23 PM

You Think That Now !!!

Yea, you think that now but you'll soon find out that it might not be worth the money. You should truly like the job. What you said sounded stupid to me, but everyone has their own opinions.


Griggs W.
01/11/05
11:57 AM

Very Sad

I am very sad to hear that your father decided to become a physician for money and not the gratification of helping people. I hope that your life experiences will change your perspective before you apply to medical school - if that is the final path you do decide to take. You will never be happy as a physician if your only reason to practice medicine is to bring in a high-income.

If you have a conscience, I am afraid you will be forever plagued with feelings of guilt, remorse, and despair. You will never truly be satisfied as a human being.

Good luck to you and your father, Billy.


JENNIFER S.
02/26/04
4:33 PM

LONG TERM INTEREST

I HAVE WANTED TO BECOME AN OBSTETRICIAN SINCE I WAS IN THE FIFTH GRADE. I'M A SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL NOW AND STILL DEDICATED TO THIS PROFESSION. I HAVE RESEARCHED IT AND BECOME MORE INTERESTED OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS. I'M OFF TO COLLEGE IN THE SPRING OF 2004. I'M STILL WONDERING ABOUT A MAJOR.... I WAS THINKING BIOLOGY, BUT WOULD THAT BE A GOOD ONE? I'M JUST A LITTLE CONFUSED ON WHAT TO PICK!!!! ANY ADVICE?


Sherene D
06/20/05
9:08 PM

Obstetrician

Hello, I have dreamt of becoming an obstetrician for a long time now and I continue to research the profession. I was just wondering what you decided to major in once you reached college and any advice you can pass on about pursuing this particular career.


Sarah G
03/31/06
6:32 AM

Obstetrician

Study biology and chemistry and the human body. If you have health services, that would be agreat one too!


Tiffany
03/20/07
8:01 AM

Money isn't everything

I agree with you on that!


Chantel
07/02/07
2:12 PM

Money Isn't EVERYTHING

Money isn't everything but it is a good plus...over 100,000 dollars a year is great. But having a passion for your job and getting over 100,000 dollars a year is even better ;-)


Jacinda W.
09/03/03
8:57 AM

High School Classes

I'm in the 8th grade and I want to be an obstetrician; what courses will help become what I want to be?


JaF.
03/06/04
3:10 PM

What courses do I need to take

I am in the 8th grade and I want to know what high school courses do I need to take to be an obstetrician.



Cheryl
03/18/04
9:42 AM

Try this link

Education


Sarah
04/26/06
12:33 PM

Your reply

Being that I have always wanted to be a ob-gyn.. I took courses that dealt with medicine and science. Science is especially important. Take Anatomy and Phys. your senior year. Try and see if your high offers courses like Health Science or Biomedical Science.. Technology is real big too in this field! Try to really concentrate on your grades.. Good Luck!


Cheryl
09/03/03
9:20 AM

8th Grade's Not Too Soon

You can learn about recommended high school courses and activities at this link on the School to Careers Web site.
Visit School to Careers


Princess
11/09/05
9:32 AM

Consider something else

Money should not be everything!!!!!!!!! You need to have a passion to be a doctor not a desire to become rich!!!! Yeah I know that the money is good but don't you think that you owe it to youreself to do something for love not for money? Follow your heart not your brain.


Diana
11/11/04
9:27 PM

Money is not everything

I think a career in the medical field would not only be cool, but very rewarding, but I do think that most people do it for all the wrong reasons, because trust me MONEY ISN'T EVERYTHING !!!!!!!At the end, you need to feel proud of what you do, and feel like you acomplish something every time you go to work. Besides, considering the hours you have to put in, I think the money evens out.


Jessica P.
12/29/04
10:11 AM

AWESOME

I think it would be awesome to be a physician because you get to help people and save lives. It would be a great experience.


Sonya G
11/20/02
2:43 PM

Know?

When did you know you wanted to become a physician?



Dr. L
12/10/02
9:23 AM

Becoming a physician

I wanted to be a physician from the time I was a child. My father is a family physician and I received an ample amount of exposure to medicine at an early age. When I began college however, I wasn't sure that I could make the grade - instead turning to engineering. I transferred to nursing and it wasn't until I completed my associates degree in nursing and had been working in an emergency room for a couple of years that I decided to complete my bachelor's degree and apply to medical school.


Michelle
11/07/04
3:42 PM

High School Senior Concerns

Hello Dr. L. I am a senior in high school who wants to become a radiologist or an obstetrician. I am enrolling at McNeese University in a radiologic technology program. Is this a wise choice for someone who wants to enter medical school? Should I be trying to get on a pre - med track, or is it not necessary for success? I figured working in the area as a radiologic technologist for a year or two would get me some experience, but am I making the wrong choice? If so, please tell me what I should do.


Brittney M.
01/24/05
1:56 PM

Ms.

I too have wanted to become a physician since I was a child. I am now a 10th grader. I am doing a report for my health occupation class and would like to know what are some majors (for college career)and some classes that I should be taking now to help me with my future career.


Britteny M
03/27/06
12:33 PM

Tell me what you know

Hey, I have to take that class next year and I'm also a 10th grader and am graduating early. Anything I should know about it?


Cheryl
01/28/05
9:03 AM

It's here

Read through the pages on this site. You will find the answers to your questions.


Jenny S
02/05/05
12:23 PM

RN to MD

Was it difficult to go from being an RN to medical school? What courses were required to enter Med School? Was your nursing background helpful in the medical courses? I will soon graduate with a BSN, however organic chem and physics and biochem were not a requirement for the nursing program. Did you have to go back and complete those courses in order to get in to med school?


A.R.
01/21/04
9:36 PM

miss

I want to become a physician and a researcher (bio-medical). I'm a H.S. senior. What are the courses I need to be taking in college? Thanks


Claire
01/05/03
8:14 PM

Highschool Courses

I am in 8th grade, and in a week or so we will be signing up for high school courses. I really want to be a doctor/physician/nurse - just something in the medical field. I want to work in the ER, actually. What courses would I need to take in high school to make my goal more of a reality? It's really weird - I'm freaking out about this and trying to find as much information as I can, but no one else cares! Am I being a nerd? Madeline



Cheryl
01/06/03
1:56 PM

High school courses

You can learn about recommended high school courses and activities at this link on the School to Careers Web site.
Visit School to Careers


Heather H.
12/17/05
4:12 PM

You're not...

You're not a nerd...I've wanted to be an RN for a while, and I wish someone would have paid attention to me before now.. I'm already a junior in high school.. I wish you the best of luck in all you attempt.


Michelle
01/26/04
4:17 PM

Reply

Hi Madeline, I'm in the eleventh grade and I am also looking to pursue a career in the medicine field. When you get into high school you really need to focus on the math and sciences courses you should take. I talked to my guidence counselor to choose the best fit classes for me. The clases I have taken so far are: 9th- academic biology (highest level), honors geometry;10th-Academic Chemistry (highest level) and honors Algebra 2;11th-honors physics and honors adv algebra-trigonometry. You should try to sign up for the highest levels in each of these clases because they will prepare you for things you can expect in college. Good Luck!


Mina
02/03/04
7:43 PM

OB

I want to become a obstetrician... What do I need to do to prepare for it?


Bianca S
06/13/04
7:13 PM

Student

I would like to become an obstetrician. How many years of schooling do I need for that occupation?


Osage Health Occupations Class
02/11/04
9:59 AM

Health Class

We are a class of juniors and seniors interested in health professions. We think it's pretty cool that we can talk to you in class.

What do you feel is the most rewarding part of being a physician?

How many years did you go to school?

Was college very challenging, and were you a straight A student in high school, or is it possible to pursue a medical profession if you are an average or below student?

What do you consider to be the drawbacks in your profession?

Where do you see the greatest need in medicine? Please address location in the United States, and specialty areas.

Thank you for your time :-)


Shivani.c.
02/23/04
8:00 PM

I am in 8th grade

Well I always wanted to be a doctor or something close to that. At this time I am like freaking out cuz there are some people telling me something. And when there are other people telling me other things about physicians. I really want to be one. I am not going for the money, cuz money is not everything for me.


Christine
08/19/05
10:20 AM

I can't wait?

I really want to be an OBGYN and the trouble I am having now is what college do I go to? I live in Ohio, so what kind of programs should I be looking for when I look into colleges?


Nate B.
03/10/04
12:59 PM

Residency

Do you get paid for residency and how many years total is it to be an orthopedic surgeon?


Shatoya P
10/06/05
12:29 PM

Becoming a Radiologist

I would love to hear from an experienced Radiologist who can tell me what steps to take after high school. I want to know everything about the career and what courses I should be taking before I enter college.


Kalie A
06/10/04
12:13 PM

Obstetrician

I've just finished my sophmore year of high school and I plan on doing the early admission program were I attend a community college my senior year. For as long as I can remember I've dreamed of becoming an obstetrician, and I want to make sure I will take the right steps toward my goal. Are there any courses or advice that you would recommend?


Cheryl
06/17/04
10:17 AM

There is info on this site

Take a look at the content on this Web site. Check out "A Day in the Life," "Ask the Professional," "Getting Strategic."


R.S.
09/23/04
3:11 PM

I Need To Know

I want to be an obstetrician also. I wanted your help to find out if after high school do I have to go to 4 years of undergraduate school and then all those years of medical school? And what is an undergraduate.


Kristen
01/08/06
8:09 PM

Radiology

Should I major in biology in high school and college to become a radiologist (MRI technician). Please respond and tell me what you think.



Dr. Kathy
02/14/06
3:26 PM

Two Different Careers

The question is a little confusing. A radiologist and an MRI technician are two separate careers. A radiologist is a physician that specializes in reading xrays. An MRI technician is someone who actually performs the MRI- a radiology technician, which requires a radiology tech program and then special training to run the MRI machine. If you want to become a physician and specialize in radiology, you should major in biology or chemistry. A major in biology would also be beneficial for radiology technician training.


precious m.
12/27/06
9:58 PM

Rad tech student

I am also interested in becoming a radiologists. I know I'm not on the right path to becoming a radiologist, but I would like to know is it possible for me to get my two year degree then major in biology and take all my prereq's?


Mark A
12/19/06
5:08 PM

Look on Internet

Yes, that would be a good start. Look for more information on the internet. Schools will be about 2 years


Cindy M
06/15/04
3:22 PM

Want information

I have searched the nature of work that a radilogic technologist/technicians provide. I am very interested in becoming a Radiologist. Can anyone direct me where to begin? I am having a hard time finding an accredited school or anyone to talk to about this fantastic career.


Ashley T
02/17/06
8:35 PM

Doubting myself

Hello. I am a junior in high school. I was so sure I wanted to become a Radiographical Technician, but realized... I will probably get bored at taking xrays all of my life. I wondered what my chances were at becoming a radiologist. I am a hard worker, organized, have a 3.75 GPA in high school, involved in extra curricular activities, etc. I am seriously interesting in Radiology. I know Pre Med and Med School will be tough, but I was wondering if I would have a chance at getting into Med School...??


Aaron G.
06/12/03
6:51 PM

Radiologist

Well, I think this is a common question but is there anything particular I need to know to be a radiologist? Like in high school and college would I need to know calculus and higher mathmatics to be a radiologist? Please, if anyone knows anything about a radiologist respond.


Katie H.
07/16/04
11:48 AM

From Experience

I'm in college currently majoring in anthropology and taking pre-requisites for medical school. Medical schools like to see a strong background in biological sciences (Bio I & II, Genetics), physical sciences (Chem I & II, Organic, & Biochemistry optional; Physics I & II), and verbal reasoning-- these are the 3 parts of the MCAT that you are tested over for admission to medical school.

The math thing depends on what courses you have to have before they'll let you into the science courses. For example, my college physics course required me to have taken at least pre-calculus in college to enroll in the course. That's why you'll find so many biology and chemistry majors going into med school-- since you have to take so many of those courses anyway, sometimes it's faster simply to major in it. I just found a major that I like and I am taking the required courses on the side. My advice is to look at the Web sites of some of the medical schools you think you might want to go to under 'admissions requirements' and take those courses. For radiology, physics will be a must, thus you'll at least have to take pre-calculus or calculus I.

Good luck! :)


Dayna
11/04/04
3:35 PM

Student

Well, I'm thinking of a career in radiology, and I was wondering if and what classes I would have to start taking in high school. I'm in 10th grade.


FUTURE RADS
02/19/05
11:26 PM

Your answer

Well I am in med school and waiting to match in Radiology, I hope...WHat classes to take...Take what ever you want (besides the requirements of Med school), it does not make a world of difference once you get to med school...I was a Bio major and had some background in biochem and to tell you the truth it was useless...You learn everything you need to learn in Medschool. Radiology, you learn in Residency. Most People graduating Medschool can barely read CT's or Chest X-rays...and radiology is not taught in detail in med school. Therefore relax, enjoy 10th grade and whatever you do, do well in it.

In high school, just worry of getting into college..better colleges help since, even though I did not go to a top tier school because I got a full ride at 2nd/3rd tier, the doors are easier if you go to a bigger name school. Then take your requirements in college, volunteer in a hospital doing anything (trying getting research even if it is garbage work, it is something you can add to the old application)...but take things one step at a time


Rachel C.
06/07/06
9:11 AM

Obstetrician Schooling

I'm am a American home-schooler, homeschooling in China. I have wanted to be an Obstetrician since I was young. At the moment, I am 14 years old and I hope to learn enough about medicine before I apply to a college. Which subjects in school should I work on the most?


AH
09/23/04
5:49 PM

Orthopedic Surgeon

An orthopedic surgeon makes an annual salary of $300,855, and I was wondering what high school classes would be best to be an orthopedic surgeon? I'm also in the 8th grade and I just want to get a jump start on my career.


Nicole W.
11/01/04
7:28 PM

Orthopedic Surgeon

I also want to be an Orthopedic Surgeon. I'm a freshman in high school and I'd also like to know what classes I should be taking and what colleges would be a good choice to go to when I get out of high school.


Liesl K
10/02/04
8:06 AM

What about introverts?

Anybody who knows of careers for introverts interested in healthcare?


Ashley
05/03/07
8:43 AM

Future

I am a senior in high school and I will be going to Concord University this fall 2007. I am planning on majoring in medical technology but I would love to be an ultrasound technician. Does anyone know what you would have to major in? Could I be that if I major in medical technology?


Nadine
10/20/04
2:56 PM

Prerequisites

What if I didn't have enough science background in the past? I was not mature enough in high school to get good grades in the sciences or care. Do I still have a chance? In college I was prenursing and a psychology major, I did very well in anatomy, microbiology, introduction to physics and chemistry, statistics and finite mathematics. I was too scared to take calculus. I was always afraid to take the hard courses because of the level of difficulty. But since I grew up I now have to take all the hard core sciences and math.


Patti L
05/21/07
2:48 PM

Physician Burnout

Dr. L

Have you heard of physician burnout? I read this article (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=68011) on a company called Grapevine Discovery (http://www.grapevinediscovery.com that aims to help physicians regain their passion for the job. Just curious to hear your thoughts.


Stephen S.
09/12/03
4:19 PM

Transition from RN to MD

Dr. L.,

Did you find your transition from a nursing background to medical school difficult? Was there any pressure in the interview for medical school about your career in nursing prior to deciding to go on to medical school?


Jennifer C
12/19/03
11:01 AM

Advice on courses for OBGYN

I am a junior in high school now, and for the longest time I've been searching for the right steps and courses to take to become an Obstetrician. I thought it would be best to attend a community college for 2 years, become a RN, and then transfer over to VCU pre-med campus. Please can you tell me the correct steps to take to become an Obstetrician? Thank you.


DW
05/03/04
5:08 PM

Go 4 It

I want to bcome an obstetrician too. And my grades in high school aren't so good. So I was thinking the same thing you were thinking by going to a JC first then transfering to a UC then going to medical school. It's a long process but it's worth the effort.


Mayra Gomez
05/27/04
4:56 PM

Next steps

I am currently enrolled in The Bryamn School as a Medical Assistant. I am looking for a career involving OBGYN or anything that has to do with woman thorughout their pregnancy. What should I do after I graduate Bryman to reach my goals.


Tyasia W.
12/03/04
11:41 AM

Steps to becoming an Ob/Gyn

I am a senior in high school, and I am behind in the steps I need to take to get into colledge on time. But I wanted to know what do I have to do in order to become an ob/gyn which has been my life long dream. I do plan to maybe go to a community colledge to get my grades up so I can transfer into a good 4-year university. I also need to know what do ob/gyn's usually major in? And what would be the best path I can take in order to become one.


Porsha R.
10/19/07
8:56 AM

Steps to becoming an ob/gyn

I am currently in the United States Navy and being a doctor has been heavy on my mind lately. I am interested in finding out where to begin. I wanted to know if majoring in Biological Science was a good route to take. Please get back to me and let me know what steps I need to take in order to achieve these goals. Thank you.



Dr. L.
10/29/07
9:37 AM

Bio Sci is Great

Biological science is a great way to start- I would also suggest any exposure that can be obtained in the military- certified nursing assistant or emergency medical technician. These are entry level health care fields that would give you an idea of what it might be like to work in the medical field and give a job opportunity while in school.


Juanita S.
02/03/05
4:26 PM

What to do?

I'm in 9th grade now and I'm trying to think of what types of things will help me to become an obstetrician-- meaning out of school classes, extra curricular activities, hospital working, etc.


Kbc
10/09/07
11:34 PM

Money is NOT Everything

I DO NOT think that money is everything. You have to enjoy what you're doing no matter what you're getting paid. If you're not enjoying it, then you probably are not going to last very long. To some, but not all, the work could get too stressful and too much of an overload and they just give up. But if you love what you're doing, it will all be worth your time and hard effort. Although, the check does look pretty nice. :)


Humara
12/13/04
6:53 AM

info

I don't get it. Ok, if you want to become a physician when you graduate high school you should go to medical school for 4 years and then do residency for 1-7 years. Right?



Dr. L
12/21/04
4:20 PM

Here's how it works

In order to be accepted into medical school you must graduate high school, obtain a 4 year college degee (most students choose a science related field) and it is helpful to volunteer in a medical field if you can. Some students volunteer at nursing homes, hospitals or other medical facilities. It is perfectly acceptable to start your education at a community college- I have a registered nursing degree from a community college that I obtained prior to finishing a 4 year degree in biology. After you finish 4 years of medical school then you begin "on the job training " as a resident in a medical field. Medical students decide during their 4 years of school what area they are interested in and apply to the specific residency programs- you go through an interview process just as if you were getting a job. The length of the residency program depends on the specialty you pick.


Allison H.
01/01/05
10:42 PM

guide to obstetrics

I'm a senior in high school and I wish to become an Obstetrician Gynecologist. I just don't know if it will happen. I wanted to know what to major in, in order to get all the knowledge required for the profession. I guess biology would be the best bet, but if you major in biology does that mean you will be taking all the biological sciences including botany, animals, and things like that in which I don't need?


Rebekah D.
01/02/05
2:03 PM

OB.

I'm looking into becoming an obstetrician and was wondering if anyone could give me advice on courses to take to become one, I am in grade 10.


RachelF
11/14/03
9:25 PM

medical school

Have you ever heard of the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine? It's located on St.Maarten. The Web site states that its students take the USMLE, participate in the US residency match program, and that becoming a physician in the US will be a smooth and easy transition. I would hate to go to this school and then not be able to practice in the US as a physician. Please Help!


Cathy T
01/27/05
5:39 PM

I want to be a radiologist....

What classes should I take in high school?


CM
02/22/05
7:29 PM

RN to MD: The battle...

Dr. L.,

I have been an RN for nine years and I have always wanted to become a doctor. When I was a kid all I dreamed of becoming was a doctor. When Christmas came around, instead of asking for toys, I asked for anatomy posters! When I got older I realized I couldn't afford to study medicine so I decided to become a nurse as a stepping stone to study medicine one day, but unfortunately it got placed on the back burner as I got married and had a kid. Now I am 33 years old and most of my friends and colleagues think I'm too old to go to medical school. At present I am going to college to complete my BS degree in Biology but it's an uphill battle sometimes. Juggling school, a family, a job, the expenses, and all the other stuff. Sometimes I think I should just stifle my dream! Do you think Dr. L. that it is at all possible to do this at my age and with the baggage I have? I appreciate any thoughts, advice, inspiring words, and insights that you might be willing to share.


Maria
01/11/04
4:23 PM

LPN

What are your suggestions for a nurse considering medical school? What age is too old?


Cowboy DO
11/10/05
3:12 PM

Too Old?

To answer that question, I'd like to direct you to a website called oldpremeds.com or mommd.com both good sites. Also try studentdoctor.net probably the best website out there.

 

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