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Please Please Help Me FAST!!!!

kareem111111kareem111111 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
edited September 2007 in Careers in Medicine
Hi,
I am currently a high school senior and i would love to become a doctor. These are my past three years of high school final grades:

2004-2005
Course # Title Final Grade Credits
3120 BIOLOGY/LAB B 5.00
7410 CAD I B+ 2.50
0120 ENG 1 B 5.00
7010 ENGIN TECH B+ 2.50
2220 GEOMETRY C 5.00
8810 HEALTH 1 A- 1.25
8210 PE 9 A- 1.25
8220 PE 9 B 1.25
8230 PE 9 A 1.25
1110 SPANISH II A- 5.00
4020 WLD HIST/CUL A- 5.00

2005-2006
Course # Title Final Grade Credits
2320 ALGEBRA II B 5.00
3420 CHEMISTRYI/L B- 5.00
5750 CONS FINANCE A 2.50
0220 ENG II C+ 5.00
8820 HEALTH 2 A 1.25
8340 PE A 1.25
8310 PE 10/11/12 A 1.25
8320 PE 10/11/12 B+ 1.25
2810 PSAT/SATMATH A- 2.50
1130 SPANISH III B+ 5.00
4120 US HIST I B+ 5.00

2006-2007
Course # Title Final Grade Credits
3210 ANATO/PHYSIO B+ 0.00
4350 ECONOMICS B 2.50
0320 ENG III B+ 0.00
8830 HEALTH 3 A 1.25
2420 MATH ANALYS C+ 0.00
8330 PE A 0.00
8340 PE A 0.00
8320 PE 10/11/12 A 1.25
8610 PSYCHOLOGY A- 0.00
1150 SPANISH IV B 0.00
4220 US HIST II A- 0.00

My problem is right now i really want to become a doctor, and i dont know how to. This is due to the fact that i have no help at all from my parents because my parents are egyptian and didnt go to schhol here. I have lived in the U.S.A all my life and i love it, however my parents cant help me with any school work since i was a child. This was good because it helped me become self dependant but now i dont have any idea if my grades can make me become a doctor. This year i went to Egypt for vacation and i completed 164 hours of volunteer service at a doctors office and i am currently doing volunteer work at a nearby nursing home..so far i have about 20 hrs. My main problem is i am doing really bad on mY SATS and i dont know why. i took them twice and got 1380/2400 on both times. I must admit i havent been adequately studing for them, because i really dont know how. I really need everyone to help me because i will take the SATS in october and i really reaaly need advice. This year my courses are Forensic CHem, Physics, Nutrition, English, Gym, Calculus, and Public Speaking. As you can see by the amount of scinces i am taking i really want to be a doctor, however i dont know if i can since i got some C's which were due to the fact that i had the worst teachers possible, and im not exxagerating. I need people to comment about my grades and my Sats scores and tell me how to improve. THis year i plan to get all A's or high B's. I just need help with SAT stuff....so please please please if you can help me tell me all you can. PLEASE!!!! i hope you can all understand my situation. Thank You ALL!

P.S. my freahmen and sophomore GPA was like 3.2. I think it will go up when my school puts in my Junior GRades. PLus hopefully my senior grades after the 1st semester. Please if you have any advice tell me..also i need college advice. I live in NJ and want to go to a college in NJ...but dont know how to get started on my college stuff.....Please help me fast i need to apply for early admission. Thanks allot!
Post edited by kareem111111 on

Replies to: Please Please Help Me FAST!!!!

  • DespSeekPhdDespSeekPhd Registered User Posts: 991 Member
    Relax. Your ndergrad has little or nothing to do with becoming a doctor, and med schools don't care one bit about your high school GPA or SATs. Med school comes after your four-year undergrad experience. There is no such thing as a pre-med major - you have some required classes, that's it. Prereqs vary by med school, but here's a general list: http://www.princetonreview.com/medical/research/articles/criteria/prereqs.asp
    Choose a school where you can do the necessary sciences and be happy. Other information you might want to read through:
    http://www.princetonreview.com/college/research/articles/prepare/hsPathMed.asp

    Your entrance into med school after undergrad will depend on your MCAT tests, taken your junior year in college or so. Additionally, you will need a good college GPA and recommendations, as well as a personal statement and interviews. See this:
    http://www.princetonreview.com/medical/research/articles/nontrad/nontradPathMed.asp
  • hawkphoenixhawkphoenix Registered User Posts: 542 Member
    For the SATs use Princeton Review books or if possible, buy the 3 Real SATs book. DespSeekPhd is correct. Your undergraduate education matters more than your high schools education for careers in medicine. I live in NJ too. Some schools you may want to look at: Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rowan University, and Farleigh Dickinson University. However, you will have to increase your SATs. After you take the SATs in October, try studying for the ACT. If you find it to be easier than the SAT, take the test once and see how you do on it. Good luck!
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