Am i smart enough to be a doctor - do I have what it takes
I am currently a senior in high school and sorry for the long read but a reply would be greatly appreciated
I do fairly well in school, managing mostly A's, but here's my story to understand where I'm coming from
I took the TACHS for high school, and scored a 52 locally and 72 nationally (Percentile)
I took this harshly, but i went to high school, I was accepted into the honors program (my school has regents, then honors, then scholars - which is all honors classes). My average was very close to 100, in fact it was 100.3 for the third quarter. Thus, they put me into scholars for sophomore year and on. I've been managing about 95-97 since then. Science is a strong point for me.
I am top 5 in my class (scholars and all seniors). I get better grades than most of them, but they don't work for it and i do - does this mean I only get good grades b/c I work hard - I see it as that I need to be smart enough that I can get good grades w/o studying to be a doctor, but I never really tried that.
I am an extremely hard worker when I set my mind to it, and quite recently I have been doing so for science and medicine.
I do have some experience in medicine actually,as I worked as a clinical technician in a doctor's office, and he said I was doing very well for a 17 yr old
I am taking AP biology and am currently top in the class with a 97 - 99 average (I don't know exactly because report cards have not been distributed yet).
However, standardized test scores are back to haunt me:
SAT 1130 / 1680
Math 25 - 27
Writing 26 - 28
I am currently asking and pushing myself with anguish b/c I think this this shows I don't have what it takes to do what i have a huge passion for.
Should I be basing whether or not I am smart enough to be a doctor on the SAT or ACT? I understand i will have to take the MCAT but I will start preparing freshman year in college and its not all aptitude, right? Its reading (aptitude) , then 2 sections on science subjects
If you can respond, I thank you very much but please be honest if you think i'm not smart enough, i need to hear it... i want to know early and definitely the TRUTH. (I'm not trying to offend you, sorry if I did)
To sum it up, should i determine whether or not I am smart enough from these standardized test scores ?
thanks in advance for your reply
its much appreciated