3 Ways To Medical School: Conventional, Ba/Md (No Mcat), Md/Phd (No Tuition).

Hi I'm. Dr, park. And today we're going to talk about getting into medical school. If you or your children is thinking about getting into medical school, there are three different pathways. So we're going to talk about those three ways and how and the odds of getting in let's first talk about the odds, they say about 90 of freshmen in college who's, majoring in science are considering applying for medical school. And about only 10 actually applies to medical school. And out of that 10 only 7 gets in.

National overall average of medical school acceptance rate is about 7 at this point you're thinking, oh, my god, I have no chance but cheer up because this is doable it's, not about whose. The smartest guy out there it's more about how to navigate your way make a checklist and prepare, and you'll be able to stay within the seven percent from the start. If you or your child really wants to go to medical school from early stage in high school, you really have the best odds through band or BSD program. This is combining program of bachelor of art or bachelor of science. And this is where medical school selects you straight from the high school about living more than 50 medical school offers this program and is between six and eight year program, but mostly eight years, it's, not easy to be accepted.

But once you get accepted, this is really a great program. You only have to meet the required GP score through your four-year undergrad. And require amount of volunteer time. Some medical school will waive. The MCAT test some medical school will have minimum required MCAT score so what's, the catch you or your child has to want it for themselves from the very early stage in high school because there's a price tag.

First, your GPA has to be nearly perfect. I'm gonna talk about my daughter, Rachel because she got into this program through her four years in high school, she had one b, plus and everything else was straight a's. You also have to have a very high scoring on your standardized test. And without. Sacrificing your GPA, you have to take many honor and app classes as possible.

I would say, five is a good number. Rachel did six app classes. And you have to put in a lot of volunteer times in helping people and also a lot of clinical experiences.

Now, since the medical school is actually picking you straight from the high school, they have to know that you're committed. So if you do a lot of clinical experience like working in hospital volunteering in hospitals or adult center, children's centers, or even. A private clinic that's where Rachel started they'll show the medical school that you've had your clinical experience. And this is something that you want to do for the rest of your life. Rachel also did an EMT training, and she was certified as EMT. And if you could work, even for a short time, riding on an ambulance as an EMT, they would be great too also summer job that has something to do with helping people for Rachel.

She first started to volunteer at the center for mentally challenged children. And that became her job. And I believe she worked three summers during her high school, and she was actually getting promoted every year and her pay also went up a little. So that shows the dedications and also how seriously you take your job. You also have to pre-plan for the recommendation letter.

So you have to know which classes that you're going to ask for the recommendation letter and do well. And let the teachers know early because they have so many letters that they can write. They. Might really like you, and you might have done it really well. But if you ask late which a lot of kids do you might not get the letter from that teacher.

Rachel also loves soccer and playing violin. Now she also had to limit these activities because these sports and music takes up a lot of your time. So you have to limit that.

So you could put more time into your school. Many high school kids think college application is a nightmare. Well think, again, if you're going to apply for the band program, it. Becomes a lot more complicated. You have more application to write.

You have to write more essays. Furthermore, you have to get more recognition later. So you really want to see what are the essay topics for the medical school in early stage of your high school. So as you go through that four years in high school, you want to either make a mental or actual note. So you can write a great essay at this point you might be thinking. Wow, this is way too hard. But trust me it's.

A lot easier to compete with high school. Kids. Who are not really serious about medical school, compared to kids in college, who wants to go to medical school. Now, once you get accepted and start your undergrad it's, not going to be easy, but you could really enjoy your four years. In fact, Rachel did one semester in South Africa where she also volunteered in community and the hospital. And she really enjoyed it. And Rachel told me she was so grateful that she got accepted at the AMD program because she was majoring in chemistry and many of.

Her friends really wanted to apply for medical school. And only few did at the end and only one got accepted, and they were really having a hard time trying to stay above other students in high school, if you're not 100 sure that you want to go to medical school, or you are, but your grade is not what you really want. Then you have to go through undergrad and then apply for the medical school. Now, one of the biggest mistake, a lot of students make is selecting their undergrad.

Now, if you select one of. The best iv university for undergrad, it might be great school, but really hard to get a good grade in. And that can be the biggest stumbling block to medical school. So before you select your college, you want to check their track record of how many students get accepted to medical school because their four years might be great, but they might not give you the future that you want. Also remember in freshmen in college, many kids are enjoying their party and the freedom. And by the time they get serious.

About their future, which is around sophomore junior, they feel like it might be a little too late already. So remember when other people are partying in freshmen, you really want to stay focused. And remember, this is where it starts.

You want to meet your health advisor and get all your questions answered. They could also help you find opportunities for the volunteering. And the clinical experiences as well. Then pre-plan make a checklist. And you need to make four year calendar of what you have to do. And stay focused, and you have to pay the price now GPA, you really want to stay above 3.7.

And you got to get high score in your MCAT, make sure you take all your prerequisite classes, also volunteer, and you really need to get some clinical experience as well. And again, if you can get certified as EMT, and if you write an ambulance, they'd be great also get into research again, recommendation letter is really important. So pre-plan, also working as a hospital. Scribe is a perfect way to go. You have to. Limit yourself from having too much fun or having too many friends.

If you thought college application was tough medical school application gets a lot tougher. So you got a pre-plan from freshman year. It's going to be tough. But if you pre-plan from freshmen, you could stay within that seven percent from freshmen. If you did really well in undergrad, and if you're on top of everything including MCAT tasks, then you might really consider applying for MD PhD. Program.

This is a program where they combine the. Medicine and the research together and about hundreds medical schools offer this program. And this is eight year program. So first you have to do first two years of medicine. And then in the middle, you do four years of PhD. And then you finish rest of the two years in medicine.

So all combined is eight year program. So it is a longer route. So now you're probably thinking, why would I want to do that what's the benefit? Well, when you graduate it's like winning the biggest prize in medicine, and you won't. Have any money problem because they pay for the tuition and the stipend, so you'll be debt free.

And if you decide to go into research, you will have the one of the best sponsorship in your research. Sometimes they are considered to be super doctors. So even that extra four years sounds long, but it might be worth it because you're going to benefit from it for the rest of your life.

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