Hi everyone, i have been really curious about so many things the past few months. I am a Filipina currently residing in Singapore with a permanent residentship. I have graduated from secondary school (also called high school) and will be graduating from Polytechnic this may 2018.I have decent grades and have plenty of extra curricular activities and experiences. I would actually want to pursue my passion and interest in the medical field but i am unsure how to do so. Its been my dream to be a paediatrician for the longest time, i love working with young children and would love to provide quality healthcare for them as well. I am also gonna be graduating from the Diploma of Early Childhood Education which is also related to CHILDREN. However, i dont think i can picture myself teaching for a long time hence why i am figuring ways/routes i could take to reach my dream. I am solely considering to study med in the Philippines since it is my home country or perhaps the Canada as i have family members there as well. PERSONALLY LOOKING MORE INTO PHILIPPINES! I would certainly want to be in elite schools such as UP, UST, DLSU etc etc. If you're wondering why i am not considering to study in Singapore.. first of all, the cost of education here especially for medicine is really COSTLY! Secondly, education in singapore is rather competitive... studying here since primary school, i've experienced the extremely high standards and competition in the education system here, i do not think i may be competent enough, cant help but to doubt myself. But nonetheless, im willing to search up about other schools that perhaps i can fit myself in. However...
I have plenty of questions in mind:
1. what are the steps i would need to take to get to where i want to become with my current achievements?
2. what is my GCE-O' level and polytechnic diploma equivalent to? Can i enter to med school with them?
3. what is the route like? For eg. High school > pre-med? > nmat > med school? > boards > residents?? I really have no idea!!
4. What are the admission requirements??
I WOULD VERY MUCH APPRECIATE HAVING THESE QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND PERHAPS INCLUDING ADDITIONAL DETAILS I MAY HAVE MISSED OUT, PLS HELP OUT!! :'-))