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  • To become a fully trained and practicing doctor in the United States, one must go through

  • four years of college, then four years of medical school and then three to seven years

  • of residency.

  • Let's go over college and medical school and see how they compare.

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  • Let's first begin with the material you will be learning and studying.

  • In College, you have control over what you want to study in terms of your major.

  • However, you must complete a set of prerequisites in order to apply to medical school.

  • These include one year of biology, physics, English, general chemistry and organic chemistry.

  • Overall however, the difficulty and amount of material you need to learn is highly dependent

  • on your major.

  • I personally majored in neuroscience which was fun for me because it provided to be conceptually

  • challenging, relying less on rote memorization and more on critical thinking.

  • There was also a good amount of overlap between the prerequisites of my major and for medical

  • school.

  • You could however major in anything you want such as English or biochem or Political science

  • as long as you complete the medical school prerequisites.

  • In medical school, you mostly learn about one thing: Medicine, what a surprise.

  • That means no more physics, at least in the traditional sense and no more organic chemistry.

  • The difficulty of the material in college will mostly depend on your major.

  • But in medical school, everyone is learning the same thing.

  • The surprising truth is that the material at medical school isn't actually that difficult.

  • The challenging part of medical school is the amount of information and the pace at

  • which you need to learn it.

  • As they say, learning in medical school is like drinking water from a fire hydrant.

  • Next, let's talk about grading.

  • College is highly competitive, where your GPA and MCAT score will be heavily weighted

  • in your overall medical school application.

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  • your score.

  • As a result of this competitive nature, pre-med culture in university is usually cutthroat,

  • stressful and less collaborative.

  • Many medical schools on the other hand are transitioning to a Pass/fail grading system

  • during the first two years.

  • This means no A's, B's and C's, just pass or fail.

  • Medical students are already stressed as is and this is a welcome change to ease the tension.

  • Reducing the pressure to outperform your fellow classmates definitely helps ease the tension.

  • Overall, this pass/fail grading helps cultivate a more collaborative atmosphere between students.

  • Third, let's talk about your schedule and time.

  • As you progress from college to medical school, you will have less flexibility with your time

  • and increased demands on your time.

  • In college, you do have some control over your course schedule.

  • Whether you're a night owl or an early bird, you can customize your course schedule to

  • your liking.

  • In the first two years of college, you should complete most of your medical school Prerequisites.

  • And in the last two, you'll work on your upper division courses that are specific to your

  • major.

  • In medical school, your courses are fixed for the first two years.

  • You don't choose your own schedule, every one has lectures together, usually starting

  • around 8 a.m.

  • And you're in the same classes for the most part.

  • Everyone has anatomy, everyone has histology, pathology and small group sessions usually

  • all at the same time.

  • During the second two years of medical school, you begin your Clerkships, where your daily

  • schedule is highly variable and dependent on the service that you're on.

  • Congratulations you're now mostly out of the classroom and in the hospital treating patients.

  • This is what you came to medical school for, to work in the hospital as part of the medical

  • team whether that's in surgery, medicine, psychiatry OBGYN, emergency medicine, neurology,

  • or pediatrics.

  • These rotations are your general core rotations that you complete in your third year.

  • During your fourth year, you have more flexibility over what rotations you take.

  • Generally you will be completing sub internships in your future specialty of choice.

  • I personally did multiple sub internships in plastic surgery, which is what I ultimately

  • matched into.

  • Fourth, let's talk about exams.

  • College tests are straightforward with this quarter and semester system.

  • There's a period of midterms and then finals week.

  • It's not uncommon to have multiple exams over a couple of days or sometimes multiple exams

  • even on the same day.

  • Medical schools usually do not follow this pattern.

  • Many medical schools teach material in blocks, which are shorter than traditional quarters

  • or semesters.

  • Blocks may or may not have exams in the middle, but they do always have a final exam.

  • For example, a school may have a cardiology block or a biostatistics block and then you

  • move on to the next.

  • Medical School's also have these threads, which are longitudinal classes on subjects

  • such as professionalism or the practice of medicine, and these run longer than quarters

  • or semesters.

  • They tend to have tests sprinkled throughout the year.

  • Overall, this translates to fewer tests in medical school.

  • Exams are also not stacked up within a short period of time like it is in college.

  • However, this does mean that each test covers more content than a typical College exam.

  • Fifth, let's talk about standardized tests.

  • If you thought the MCAT was the biggest and baddest test you'd ever, take think again.

  • The MCAT consists of 230 questions over six hours and 15 minutes.

  • Medical students have to take the USMLE, which stands for a United States medical licensing

  • exam.

  • There are a total of three Steps; the first two are taken during medical school.

  • Step 1 consists of 280 questions over seven hours and Step 2 consists of 318 questions

  • over eight hours.

  • Lastly, let's talk about finances.

  • The financial aspects of college and medical school are fairly similar.

  • In both, you must pay tuition and cover your living expenses.

  • According to the College Board, a moderate college budget for an in-state public school

  • is approximately $25,000 per year and for private college It's approximately 51,000

  • dollars per year.

  • According to the AAMC, each year of medical school including tuition, fees and health

  • insurance comes out to approximately Sixty thousand dollars per year with private schools

  • slightly more expensive than public schools on average.

  • For most, covering these expenses comes down to student loans.

  • Generally speaking, federal and school offered loans are superior to private loans.

  • The former usually have lower interest rates, longer periods of deferment and overall more

  • Favorable terms.

  • If your parents are able and willing to help you front the cost of college or medical school,

  • be very grateful.

  • That's very generous of them and it makes your life so much easier.

  • For most of us, myself included, that may not be a possibility.

  • I fronted the cost of both college and medical school entirely on my own.

  • However, I was fortunate in that I received sizeable scholarships and grants which helped

  • reduce my overall loan burden.

  • I'll be going over how to finance college and medical school Including how to secure

  • such scholarships and grants in more detail in a future video.

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