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AddedWednesday, July 31, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Going to medical school with a BME degree
I am one of those kids. The ones that go try hard at everything. I will be going into sixth grade starting this fall. I may not be that close to college or anything, but I still love math and science. And I was wondering if you could give me some tips: What do I need to do to get to medical school? (I either want to be a surgeon or an OB-GYN) What do I need to do to get to bio medical engineering schools? What do I need to do to get into Physician Assistant school? Also, what schools do you recommend for those fields? On our iPad, I bought the Gray's Anatomy app. It's great! I'm still on the beginning chapter of the book, Embryology. There are so many other cool chapters. This year, in sixth grade, I will be taking advanced science. I'm skipping physical science so I will be eligible to take biology in ninth grade. Also, I'm in Pre-Algebra instead of regular sixth grade math. Further into the year, it is possible that I could be switched to Algebra or Algebra with statistics! Please answer my questions with your best recommendations and most honest answers. I can't wait to hear from you. Sincerely, MRICTEKG_acetabulum
Related to Bioengineering/Biomedical, Preparation for College
  • Answered Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    Congratulations!  It sounds like you are well on your way to an exciting career.  Being a great student and working hard at whatever you do is a very valuable trait that will be appreciated by schools and employers alike.  For now, you don't need to worry too much about requirements for medical school.  You'll need to take the MCAT and be sure you have a few basic classes, but you can explore which classes you will need once you get to college, and getting a BME degree is a great precursor to a medical career.  Each university sets their own standards for admission, but if you make sure that you are fully prepared for college you are unlikely to be unable to find a spot in an engineering program.  Make sure you keep your grades up and explore as many technical classes as you can.  Be sure to have fun and participate in lots of extra-curricular activities where you can also.  The more experiences you can add into your life in high school, the more you will have to reflect upon and write about when you prepare your college applications.  Just don't overdo it so you burn yourself out.  Enjoy learning all the cool things there are to learn.  Good luck!