You would like to join the medical profession but you doubt  whether or not it is right for you? Medical schools expect certain skills from aspiring medical students, they include, but not limited to :

  • .You must also possess the capacity to learn and to retain large amounts of information
  • You will need good analytic and reasoning skills.
  • Much of the work is patient-focused and involves teamwork with other healthcare professionals. Therefore you are required to have good people skills .
  • Medical practice requires lifelong learning and the work can be challenging. Therefore you must be highly motivated by a strong interest in medicine.
  • Other skills required are time-management, leadership and an inquiring and critical mind. (these are skills that you will learn as you progress through medical school)

Also before planning to join a medical school what is recommend  is following a doctor around in a healthcare setting for a couple of days or even more. This process is called us doctor shadowing.

Find a doctor to shadow

Talking to your own physician can be a good start. If they are unwilling or for whatever reason, unable to have you shadow them, they may be able to get you in touch with other physicians, or the volunteer liaison at the local hospital. You should also speak with your guidance counselor/career office to see what they have on file.

Most students complete some sort of internship in order to graduate, but that internship may not have answered their questions about the medical field in general and being a doctor in particular.

Taking a year off, commonly known as the “gap” year, is becoming popular for many reasons, one of which is being able to find a program that can help you decide your future.

There are also several internships and volunteer opportunities abroad in developing countries. The experience that you will get at these placements is invaluable. Doing a placement in a developing country can be a real eye opener and can be hugely instrumental in helping you make up your mind about whether or not becoming a doctor is right for you. Here you will see medicine being practiced like you’ve never seen it before with sparsely equipped hospitals and overworked doctors overcoming all odds to dispense medical care to seriously ill patients. After a stint at any one of these placements you will know for sure whether this is the right calling for you and whether becoming a doctor is ultimately right for you.

Washington Medical Science Institute

Washington Medical Science Institute (WMSI) is an international Medical School, recognized and listed with ECFMG and World Health Organization.

WMSl is offering fully accredited formal medical programmes since 2010, WMSl also working with its partners and developed WMSl International Health Science Research Centres, the main objective of the WMSI IHSRC is to deliver American standard locally accredited programs through its centres in different countries.

Washington Medical Science Institute Campuses

MAIN CAMPUS

WMSI, SAINT LUCIA

ARTICULATION AGREEMENT FOR DUAL PROGRAM

MONROE COLLEGE, NEW YORK

WASHINGTON ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY, TAKOMA PARK – MARYLAND

PERDANA UNIVERSITY, MALAYSIA

PARTNERSHIP CAMPUS

WMSI PROGRAM @ ICON COLLEGE, IRELAND

WMSI PROGRAM @ GHANA, AFRICA

WMSI PROGRAM @ SHARJAH, UAE

Contact us if you want to know more about Studying Medicine in the US or  Studying a US accredited medical degree abroad.