The Basic Guide To Becoming a Doctor

Becoming a doctor is hard work, and the journey can be different for everyone, but there are some basic milestones that you should be aware of before you make the decision. It’s a long road, but well worth it if you truly wish to take up the noble mantle of helping others. What can you expect?

Schooling

Your first step towards becoming a doctor is to get a Bachelor’s degree. Depending on your school, there can be a “pre-med” track in the Biology department that should offer a relevant major that will be attractive to potential medical schools, or you can earn a degree in chemistry or physics to fulfill prerequisites. Your next step is to attend medical school for four years- you will choose your specialty during your last year.

Residency

During your last year at medical school, you will be assigned a residency at a teaching hospital. This … Read More