Starting in High SchoolBecoming a doctor takes years of preparation, training and study and it is important to make the decision to become a doctor early because of this. Starting to set up the classes you take in high school to pertain to the classes you will take later on down the road in college and med school is an important aspect of doing well as a doctor. In High School you should expose your self to the major sciences of biology, physics, and chemistry as well as have an extensive background in math including calculus. Taking these classes early will prepare you for your med school requirements and make the process of being a doctor go smoother. When it comes to becoming a doctor getting into a prestigious medical school is the key to gaining access to the best jobs and highest salaries. If you do not get into a prestigious med school you could have a tough time getting a job that you want in a hospital that you like so this is important. In order to get into a prestigious medical school it is necessary that you get the best GPA that you can in college and this is why starting your training in the sciences and math early will help you so much on your way to becoming a doctor.
In addition to taking the science and math classes that will put you ahead in college and in med school it is important that you learn about medicine first hand at an early stage in your learning experience. This can be done in a number of ways such as asking to volunteer with a nurse at your school or a medical department outside of school. Whether you choose any of these options it is important that you familiarize yourself with some procedures to ensure that the field of medicine is right for you as well as to get ahead in the field.