So you want to be a doctor? Physicians are considered the leaders of the healthcare team. They must have a strong background in the sciences and a commitment to patient care. You must complete a bachelor’s degree, 4 years of medical school, and 3-6 years of residency training where you develop your specialty.

There are two kinds of medical school: allopathic (awarding the MD degree) and osteopathic (awarding the DO degree). Both medical degrees are eligible to pursue the full range of medical specialties during residency.

Resources for pre-med students:

Suggested Majors/Minors

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Courses to satisfy admissions requirements to medical schools and prepare for the MCAT

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Entrance Exam

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Applying to Medical Schools

Links to med school directories and common applications

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84% acceptance rate for Bradley applicants. Where are they now?

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