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Transcript of Doctor
Take Step 3 of the USMLE. Career Timeline Age: 16 - 18
Education progress: High School
Graduate with a high average of 6 grade 12 coueses from high school.
Get good grades in science and math related 'U' courses. Stage 1 Stage 3 Age: 18-22
Education Progress: University
Obtain a bachelor's degree from a university.
Major in biology or premed, or in a related science or math subject.
Score high in MCAT. Age: 22-26
Education progress: Medical school
Determine which specialty I want to pursue.
Participate in an internship.
Obtain a medical degree of M.D. (allopathic medical degree) or D.O. (doctorate of osteopathic medicine). Stage 2 Age: 26-30 (depending on specialty)
Education progress: Residency
Being responsible for patients and are supervised by senior and experienced residents as well as attending physicians. Stage 4 Age: 30-33
Education progress: Fellowship training
Become more specialized within a field. High School Courses Science Mathematics Biology:
MHF4U Calculus and
SCH4 1 year of English:
Communication (written and oral)
Development of good critical thinking skills. First 2 years:
Learn the fundamentals of the medical sciences through study of the core subjects.
Learn the principles behind diagnosing disease.
Take Step 1 of the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Exam). Ethics
Microbiology Third year:
1-2 months of each of the major medical specialties.
Working with patients under the supervision of experienced physicians in hospitals.
Learning acute, clinics, chronic, preventive, and rehabilitative care, as well as the social skills required for doctor. Determine which specialty I want to pursue. Fourth year:
Take electives based on chosen specialty.
Apply and interview at residency programs.
Take Step 2 of the USMLE. Internal medicine
Obstetrics and gynecology
Psychiatry Fellowship training Many general surgeons will sub-specialize in order to be recognized as a specialist in a certain field. Ex., One may complete a residency in general internal medicine and then pursue a fellowship in cardiology or gastroenterology. Stage 5 Age: 30+
Progress: Experienced Doctor
Goal: Obtain State Licensure
Complete application and gather documentation.
The turn-around time is around 3 months to 9 months, depending on the state. Score high in these core classes because they will be scrutinized closely by the admissions team at each medical school.
Take part in extracurricular activities.
Ex., Consider volunteering at a hospital, or a private clinic because it gives me a chance to help people.
Take the Medical College Admissions Test and apply to a medical school.
Build strong relationships with professors in the pre-med to get positive letters of recommendation. (optional, but recommended) Residency Take advanced courses in grade 11, particularly in science and math.
Graduate from high school with my best grades possible. Prerequisite Courses 1 year of general chemistry with laboratory 1 year of organic chemistry with laboratory courses. 1 year of biology with laboratory courses. 1 year of physics with laboratory courses. 1 year of calculus. Optional training beyond residency to become more specialized within a field.
Fellowships typically range in length from 1 to 3 years.
Available for both medical and surgical specialties. During the summer between my third and fourth years, I will participate in an internship to focus on a speciality and this will help me to get into residency program. Rex