thank you, The basic steps are always the same: I want to be MD doctor though if I fail to make it as a professional footballer. This does not get to do anything with Subjects, but does cracking knuckles for over a period of time cause arthritis. That’s because a GP is “patient-facing.” In other words, everything a GP does, and most interactions they conduct is with patients. Thanking you in advance. Hi Dr. Anton. And yes – as a medical professional you will have to make peace with long hours and budgeting time for family and other activities – that is the reality. I already have a bachelor degree but it is in Intercultural Studies. Hi. Sport achievements I would actually like to see both if possible… Anesthetics – one needs to understand the physics of gasses in great detail! Can I still become a doctor like I have always wanted? Good luck!! If i choose bsc medical science is it right path ? morning Doc! Hello, I’m a Australian High school student in year 11 and have always longed for a career in the medical field. When I say non-medical I mean majors like Philosophy or something like that….more towards the liberal arts and humanities sector. I was just wondering how old will I be when I have finished my MD and how many do I have to do the degree? hi my name is siyabonga Kamogelo kgoedi. I had only started wanting to become a doctor after my cousin (same age as me) had died from pregnancy complications in the village my parents are from (in Ethiopia). I develop this love for children. and courses and attend out premedical Camp in Grade 10 or 11. I didnt take biology.. See: https://www.theapprenticedoctor.com/pre-med-course/ Surgical residency varies from 5 – 7 years, and you can add more time on if you want to practice a surgical super/sub-specialty. I’m frm South Africa n I obtained a nursing diploma(4 year course)! how long must i study to become a general practitioner??? I would love to know that I would help a patient or even save a life. I dropped out of high school so I am not really sure of what I should do to get into medical school? Honest answer – it is hard – but if you are well prepared it is do-able! I just love it, I have the potential to discover a cure for HIV, and cancer, this has been my vision from childhood. I am missing chemistry and Physical science. Yes maths in general is important – see premed requirements: General (inorganic) chemistry with associated labs I am 27years old now and only have grade 10 behind my name, is it still possible for someone to complete grade 12 at this age and study to become a doctor? I don’t have any other career in mind but a GP one. My advice is – keep focused on your primary and initial goal. Which one is he best………, It is a personal choice depending on your personality, goals in life, inclination, study resources etc. – I can put you in contact with a previous student – interested? https://www.theapprenticedoctor.com/summer-medical-camps-for-high-school-students/medical-camp-tampa-florida-july-2013/. Volunteer for charities counts I have written this nice resource for those unsure about which branch of medicine will suit their personality – it is free – download it here: I want more guides from u pls help. But if you put your mind to it – it usually is possible with a lot of resolve…. THANKS your suggestions would be really appreciated! The combined intake of South Africa’s eight medical schools can only accommodate maximum 2000 students. xx, 1) Do class 12 exams really well Take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (. Hi doctor. I’m currently 15 studying maths and all science and predicted a*’s. Become a Doctor/radiologist one day….. I hope to say that you will be able to catch-up on the med school prerequisites and prepare for the MCAT within a year or two. You have laid a great foundation and if you keep on pursuing excellence the sky is the limit! Very helpful resource. I am going to take Physical Science, Pure Maths, Life Science and Accounting as an extra subject. I’m stuck between choosing environmental science and maths. never mind the pressure. Also see: https://www.theapprenticedoctor.com/steps-to-becoming-a-medicaldoctor-in-the-united-states-of-america/ Biomedical Science) before entering medical school. Hi Dr. Anton Scheepers, So far I have been thinking about being a Pediatrician, OBGYN, Geriatric Doctor, or just a regular General Practitioner. I’m currently in year 11 and it’s the second semester. On the second question – I am also sometimes slow on grasping a principle the first time – but once understanding it properly I do remember it better compared to my fellow students. I’m currently doing Bsc and I want to be a doctor,is it possible?and if so how many years will it take me to complete a medical degree?will I have to start over?please help me with the info. But I stand to be corrected. Softer skills, such as compassion, a positive attitude, and a certain amount of humility are a few others that contribute to the success of any physician. Work hard and work smart! I would say the absolute cut-off age (in my book at least) is 40. Despite the disinvantages I still want to become a medical practitioner really bad! Yes, there is hope – but you will have to lay a new academic foundation – lots of extra classes in your weak subjects etc. Hello, Med schools require maths (not maths literacy). If yes you may go ahead and apply. Maybe you have missed a basic principle – so with extra classes they should do diagnostics and identify the problem. Basicly, help me take the steps you’ve made. As a little girl it was my greatest dream to become a medical doctor. I was wondering with my ap credits and GPA being such. Major in biology – even if you take a slight knock in your GPA (you can afford it). Not sure, I’ll check up on that. Looks good to me – just missing chemistry – a good choice if possible. Best wishes with your future! Deciding on a career is huge and internet research can only do so much for you, which is quite frustrating. A or A* symbols in all subjects – especially maths science(physical science and chemistry) and biology/life sciences.