Career In Medical School

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Education and Training
The most strenuous and tedious requirement to become a physician is education, a potential physician must have had completed 4 years of undergrad and 4 years of medical school. In undergrad, students can major in anything but, they must have completed work and have a potent foundation in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and English. All though it’s not required, volunteering at a local hospital can help strengthen ones communication skills and help future M.D get a better understanding of a healthcare setting. During the third year of undergrad students are required to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), the MCAT, according to the Princeton Review, consists of: Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning,
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According to the American Medical Association, medical school is a four year program which consists of several science courses and preclinical and clinical parts. If accepted the institution would schedule an interview to see if the student is emotional and physical prepared to undertake the rigorous tasks. The first year of medical school is a rigorous and stressful year, according to student doctor.net, year one of medical school consists of mostly basic sciences courses, which means tons of memorization; year two is typically clinical-based in which students study a series of diseases they are likely to encounter in the hospital; year three consists mostly of clinical rotations in which the student would become part of a medical team; lastly the fourth year is a emulation of year three but more …show more content…
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most physicians work in small complex private offices or clinics with a small staff of nurses and other personnel. On the other hand, physicians are starting to work in healthcare organizations or hospitals, thus sharing several patients with other doctors in the hospital. Many physicians work full time and work irregular hours over the course of the week. They sometimes travel to other hospital to see their patients and sometimes have to take emergency phone calls. Hours are tedious and require a lot of great effort to keep up. I personally could abide with these work hours to a certain point depending on how long I work over the week. I’m a flexible person and can change something to fit my

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