If you want to become a podiatrist Heidelberg you should by taking as many science classes as possible in high school. Medical school can be tough so you can start preparing for the rigors of medical school and training by taking advanced placement classes in high school if they are offered in your school. They are not a requirement for getting a pre-med degree but they will help you develop a good work ethic early. These classes will help you understand complex topics and help you become used to long periods of study like you will have in medical school. These classes may also count as college credits but may not count as prerequisites to get into medical school.
As you work toward your goal of working in podiatry Preston, you will need to complete a bachelor’s degree in pre-med. This will include most, sometimes all the required prerequisites to get into medical school. You should take science, especially biology, math, English, and other general classes. If you don’t major in pre-med, you can still go to medical school but you will have to take the required classes for medical school and the ones required for the field you are majoring in.
To become a podiatrist Heidelberg, you will need eight credit hours each in inorganic or general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physics, and English. The science classes also need to include a lab. Once you have your bachelor’s degree you will have to pass the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The test has four multiple-choice sections with 230 questions and takes at least four hours to complete.
Once you pass the test you can apply to a podiatric college, which there are nine accredited colleges in the United States to become a licensed podiatrist. You will be evaluated on your MCAT scores, your GPA, and an interview. It helps if you have experience doing volunteer work in podiatry Preston or shadowing a podiatrist. The requirements to get your Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DMP) degree will depend on the college you attend but will be similar to the requirements for any medical school. You will have in-classroom work and hands-on training. You will also have to do some clinical rotations during the last two years of school.
Once you complete medical school, you will have to pass two parts of the National Board exams, with the first part done at the end of your second year. The last part is done just before you graduate. You will be given a written test to test your medical and scientific knowledge, and also be evaluated on your clinical skills. Then you will have to do a residency in podiatric medicine, and if you specialize, that is extra residency time and exams. After completing your residency you will take your licensing exam to become a podiatrist.
Yes, there is a lot of extra schooling after high school to become a podiatrist but worth it. There are four years to get your bachelor’s degree, four years of medical school, three years as a resident, plus more if you specialize.