Medicine is a huge subject, and I’m going to focus on the main topics that will be most helpful for you when applying to medical school. There are tons of books out there on the topic, but I think this blog post will be a good start. Let’s begin!
What is Medicine?
Medicine is a broad term. It includes everything from studying anatomy and physiology to learning how to give shots and taking care of sick patients in hospitals. There are so many aspects of medicine, but we’re going to focus on the basics here before we move into more advanced material later in this post. We’ll discuss what it takes to become a physician (M.D.), as well as what it takes for other health professions such as becoming a physician assistant (P.A. home remedies are also a big part of medicine, but that’s what I’ll cover in another post.
What does it take to be a Physician?
Becoming a physician is challenging, but it’s certainly possible. You have to study many things before you can become an M.D., including the following: Biology, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, Math (Statistics), English/Writing (I suggest you take both your English and Writing classes at the same time), Psychology/Sociology (depending on which branch of medicine you go into), Genetics/Genomics/Neurosciences. The best thing that you can do is work hard in high school so that you don’t have to repeat any classes when applying to college. If your grades are good enough for pre-med or science majors (science major doesn’t necessarily mean pre-med,) then it’s pretty much smooth sailing from there! Just keep on working hard and studying! Nothing is impossible if you put in the effort! I think one important thing about becoming a physician is making sure that this career path really appeals to you as well as knowing exactly what specialty (ex: surgery) interests you the most. It’s also important that you know your weaknesses and strengths. You need to know what you’re good at and what you need to work on. I’ll go over the different types of medicine in another section of this post, but for now let’s focus on becoming a physician.
What is a Physician Assistant?
A physician assistant is a health care provider who works with M.D.’s in many different areas of medicine including surgery, anesthesia, internal medicine, pediatrics and more! PAs have gone through an accredited program for training so they can perform some duties that doctors can do such as taking patients’ vital signs (heart rate, blood pressure) when they come into hospitals or when they feel sick from home remedies or when they have problems breathing from asthma attacks. PAs are required to do supervised clinical rotations in order to practice medicine legally in the state where they live/work/go to school (it may vary depending on your state.) The job outlook for PAs is very promising! There will be many more jobs available than there are current practicing physicians! A lot of students think that it would be cool if their doctor was a PA instead of an M.D., but keep in mind that it takes just as long or longer to become a PA than it does for an M.D. to be trained.
What is a Medical Doctor?
A doctor of medicine (M.D.) is a professional who has graduated from medical school and has passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or other examinations required by the state where he/she plans to work as a doctor to become licensed. M.Ds can perform many different medical duties such as delivering babies, performing surgeries and caring for patients who are very ill! Doctors have completed at least four years of undergraduate study in order to prepare for medical school, which includes classes such as Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and English/Writing as well as others depending on the individual’s interests/needs during high school that may include drawing or helping out with sports teams, etc. Many students pursue math-related careers after graduating high school because it helps them do well once they get into college! The most common majors for pre-med students are Biology, Chemistry and Math although some also choose Psychology or English since those subjects help them write better papers when applying to med schools later on in life! If you plan on going into medicine make sure you take your pre-med classes early so that you don’t have too much trouble going into college since these courses are usually easier than regular science courses because they’re geared towards helping you pass all of your sciences requirements so that you can apply for med schools later on in life.
I hope you’ve learned a lot from this blog post! Check back later for more posts on medicine! Thanks for reading and have a great day!