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What kind of degree do you need if you want to be a doctor?

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Asked by Jennifer Thursday Jan 17th 2008 in Career Planning
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Your solution is there please visit this link and get more info about the colleges , admissions, fees and more.
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Hi ,
Your solution is there please visit this link and get more info about the colleges , admissions, fees and more.
www.way2college.com/Alard-Group-of-Institutes.htm
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Regardless of the type of doctor you want to become, you will need a Doctorate or PhD. However, the length and intensity of your education varies depending on the actual type of doctor you want to become. <br />
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Do you have any type of degree yet? If not, you need to start with your undergraduate degree in the field that you choose. There are several fields where you can become a doctor. <br />
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A good place to start is to determine which field you want to enter. Decide if you are interested in earning your doctorate in medicine, psychology, education, business, or a variety of other fields. After you make that decision, you need to decide on the type of program you are interested in entering. <br />
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Do you want a traditional or online college program?<br />
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The options are endless when planning your future through education. Take it one step at a time.

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If you want to be a doctor, you've got a lot of school in front of you. You'll need to start with a Bachelor's degree. There's no specific requirement for what Bachelor's degree to get, but you do need to get good grades--medical schools are extremely competitive. In addition, you should take plenty of science classes even if that's not your major. Be sure to take chemistry, biology, physics, and anatomy, and get good grades in those--many medical schools look at your grades in individual classes, and you'll be rated higher if you get high marks in your science classes than if your high GPA is from your English or history classes.

Once you have a Bachelor's degree, you'll need to take the MCAT--the entry test into medical school. It has sections in biological and physical science, as well as a verbal reasoning and essay section.

Once you pass your MCAT and get accepted into medical school, you'll be there for four years. The first two years usually consist of classroom time with some patient contact in the second year. The second two years, you'll generally work rotations through many different medical subspecialties.

At the end of the second year of medical school, you'll take the first section of the Boards exam. At the end of your fourth year, you'll take the second section. There are three sections of the Boards in all, and once you pass you'll officially be an M.D.

Once you graduate medical school, you won't be a full-fledged doctor yet. You'll work as a resident in a hospital for about three years, followed by several more years under a fellowship in your chosen specialty. The amount of time this takes depends on your specialty; some can take three to five more years.

The medical industry is still fairly conservative about online education. Currently there are no accepted MD programs that operate entirely online and even online RN programs require some clinical hours. If your goal is medical school, it's best to earn a Bachelor's degree at a traditional rather than an online college.

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