Do you like challenges and learning? Are interested in science and how the body works? Do you care deeply about people, their problems and their pain?
Deciding on a Career in Medicine
Ask the Experts: Exploring Medical Careers
Consider shadowing a practicing physician, researcher, and/or academician to help visualize yourself in one of these roles, says one expert.
Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs
Some college graduates consider a postbaccalaureate premedical program or coursework to be a stronger, more qualified medical school applicant. When researching these programs, make sure to consider any financial implications that may impact your present and future situation.
Ask the Experts: Preparing for Medical School as an Undergrad
There are a lot of moving parts involved with preparing, applying, and ultimately being admitted to medical school. One expert recommends that you start by getting an objective assessment of where you are in relation to your goals.
You Can Afford Medical School
If you want to be a doctor or physician scientist – they are good career choices, both socially and financially. Although medical school may be expensive, there are options available for financing your education. The key to affording medical school is educating yourself about your choices.