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Studying Medicine



Medical SchoolOnce you choose a career that you want to study and prepare to be a good professional you think about where to study medicine. There are some people who want to study in a local medical school and others who prefer to study abroad. Maybe you decide to study medicine because you received the influence of a family member, want to earn more money, prestige or medicine is your passion. One of the things that you need to know is that medicine is not an easy career, also you will spend a lot of time in order to become a doctor, you are going to study for approximately nine years or more, it could cost like $40,000 per year. After studying, you need to work as a resident for about 80 hours a week.†

Becoming a physician is an important decision for your future. It could be helpful to visit a physician you trust in order to get advises for somebody who works in the medicine field because physicians know more about their career. Usually, a physician is a busy person; they spend most of the time researching about sicknesses and new medication or therapies for patients. Hospital becomes in physicianís home because they practically live there. Physicians eat, sleep and spend time with their colleagues. Sometimes, they are volunteers in hospitals and conduct medical students. With this information, you will reaffirm your decision of becoming a doctor.†

Medical school requirements

Now, you have to check more about the medical school requirements that most of the medicine schools ask for. Obviously, for admission is important to have good grades, also most schools make admission interviews, ask you to provide letters of reference and autobiographical statement. Here we have more information about requirements. Many schools require undergraduate courses like biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, physics and social sciences. In general, people, who want to apply for admission to medical school, need 3 years undergraduate degree. Some schools publish a detailed guide of admission requirements of medical schools in Canada on an annual basis. For more information, check the calendar of the university that you are interested in because from time to time they could use other criteria to make requirements.†
Medical school requirementsAnother important factor is to obtain good GPA and MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) scores to be accepted at medical schools because medicine is a competitive career. Also, medical schools receive a good impression if you made volunteer service, when you answer properly their questions during interviews or you have a research project because it means that you are interested in sciences.†
Donít forget that medical schools are interested in people who are in favor of taking time and effort to be volunteers, make researches or play sports. You need to show that you are able to study or work hard in order to achieve your personal goals and also to become an excellent physician.†
In Canada, you can also find boarding schools for parents who want the best for their kids. Boarding schools offer a good environment where students can develop their skills and they learn to make things by themselves. It is a good place to meet people from other countries and practice other languages. These schools are located in beautiful places with stadiums, pools clubs and more. †




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