Attending College At South Dakota State University Essay

1938 Words Dec 12th, 2016 8 Pages
It is Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Brookings, South Dakota where I attend college at South Dakota State University. It is the day of the first round, home, playoff football game between the South Dakota State Jackrabbits and the Villanova Wildcats. While most students are either at the game or watching it downtown at the bars, I am in my room studying. This is the life of a pre-medical student. Being a pre-medicine major and a student of the process of becoming a doctor, I have seen and lived what a difficult undertaking this major is. Though I am only in my third year of the process, I have learned a great deal about what goes into being a pre-medical undergraduate as well as how to be a successful medical school applicant. During schooling, doctors to be are forced to make sacrifices that most college students have little comprehension of. As undergraduate and graduate students, America’s doctors in training live an extremely rigorous life in order to fill course requirements, and gain the knowledge needed to become qualified physicians. The rigorous work load required of college students studying medicine has led to dropouts and burnouts of not only pre-medical undergraduate students and medical students, but also that of doctors working in the field. Because of this, undergraduate requirements for pre-medical students should be adjusted to compensate for these dropouts/burnouts in order to deal with the growing need for doctors. For doctors in training, this rigorous…

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