Learn how you can ensure your acceptance into medical schools.
Your college advisor can help you to prepare for your entrance to medical school. Most medical schools have specific requirements you need in order to be considered for admission. They will require that you have completed college courses in chemistry, biology, math, English, and physics. They will probably want you to have had other courses in social science and humanities. In addition they will be looking for extracurricular activities that would involve working with people, maybe a clinic where you volunteered. They are looking for their candidates to not only pass their admission exam, but to be someone who is able to communicate well with people, as well as be understood by people.
Only about half of students who apply at medical schools are actually accepted into them. It takes a lot of hard work and a high grade point average maintained in college.
In choosing a medical school you’ll need to do some research. Decide what size of school and classes you would be most comfortable in. Look at your financial abilities and which schools would offer financial help. Is the location of the school near where you want to live, or are you willing to move? Ask yourself what kind of doctor you want to be? Or, do you prefer medical research? Different medical schools are stronger in different areas of medicine. Find out which is right for you.
While you are still in college you will need to start collecting letters of recommendation. These should come from teachers that you have had, especially in related courses, and from doctors that you have worked with. Include paying jobs in the medical field, as well as the volunteer jobs that you have had.
You will also need to be top notch at interviews, as they will require at least several with various faculty members. Medical school requires solid commitment and rigorous study. Make sure this is for you before you plan your future.