English 2 Advanced
September 10, 2008
Field of Medicine
The reason I have chosen the field of medicine for my career it is an honorable profession. I have an interest in science and biology and the way the human body functions. Also I have a strong desire to help others. Becoming a physician is highly respected and dedicated position of continual learning. In the following I will review educational training and benefits of becoming a physician.
It is a long hard road and many years of study before you can practice medicine. To be prepared in high school you should take college preparatory courses that should include English, a foreign language, social studies, math, biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science. After high school you must attend college for four years and obtain an undergraduate degree. A major in biology or chemistry is considered adequate preparation for the study of medicine. After college you must attend post graduate medical school. There only 146 medical schools in the United States. It is a highly competitive field. You must take a Medical College Admission Test, submit recommendations, have a good character, personality, and leadership qualities to be chosen to study at that school. It is also helpful to have volunteered at local hospitals, clinics, or nursing homes. After acceptance into medical school the first two years are mostly classroom and laboratories classes such as anatomy, biochemistry, physiology, medical ethics, and laws governing medicine. You also learn in your first two years how to take medical histories, examine patients, and diagnose illnesses. During the last two years, students work under close supervision with experienced physicians in hospitals and clinics. Following medical school you will enter residency. Here, if you decide to specialize in a certain field it will take three to seven years to complete. Along with being a time consuming process it can also be...