Immunotherapy is a growing area of cancer treatment that uses the body’s immune system to attack cancer. Currently, immunotherapy accomplishes this in one of two ways : Stimulating your immune system to work harder or smarter to attack cancer cells. Giving your immune system additional components, such as synthetically-made immune system proteins, to help it […]
Become a Doctor
A Day in the Life of a Neurologist and Neurosurgeon
As you’ve learned in our series on neurology, this specialized medical field is complicated and requires years and years of schooling before you can enter into private practice. Even though you’re now familiar with these details and the amount of education you need, you may still be wondering what a typical day is like for […]
Is a Foreign Degree Accepted by US Medical Schools?
It is difficult for anyone to get into medical school, regardless of the school from which an under-graduate degree is conferred. But if you are a student who has received a foreign degree, your chances of acceptance into a US medical school drop dramatically. If you’re looking to transfer in a foreign degree, be prepared […]
Is Your High School Curriculum Preparing You for a Medical Career?
You know you want a medical career, but aren’t confident your high school curriculum is preparing you for it. You may even be unsure what type of healthcare career you want, so the curriculum question is more confusing. You get bombarded with options – far too many to name. You may feel pressure and stress […]
Explore Your Options in Allied Health
Lots of people dream of becoming a doctor. I think it has crossed the minds of nearly everyone at some point their lives. Kids are gifted with toy medical kits to nurture that kind of a dream. As kids grow, they may envision themselves running around in a lab coat, transplanting hearts, testing tumors, delivering […]
The Process of Becoming a Doctor – How Many Years Does It Take?
How to Achieve the Greatest Honor So you wanna be a doctor… You know it’s going to take years to become licensed, but how many exactly? After you have gone to high school, and: earned your bachelor’s degree graduated medical school completed a residency at least 11 years would have passed. Here is where the […]