How tough is it, exactly, to get into medical school?

My older brother is planning on going to a medical school, but he came home today really worried and sad, and said that it is too hard and there is so much competition. I am a sophomore in high school and I really want to be a doctor too. (Pediatrician) Does anyone have any experience with medical school? Please help!

Asked By: VegasGirl - 2/4/2013
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Well I won't lie to you. It is really tough. You have to have a high gpa, high mcat score, meaningful extracurricular, perhaps do some research, volunteering at a hospital, and shadowing a doctor. Also, hun it has gotten even harder now due to the recession. A lot of people are racing to healthcare for job security... More
Answered By: Nadia S - 2/4/2013
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You have to be top of your class. And it is very expensive.
Answered By: brandon - 2/4/2013
About 5% make it.
Answered By: Diane A - 2/4/2013
It's beyond competitive. A lot of people want to become doctors. Only a small percentage of those people actually have the willpower and the intelligence to accomplish that goal. Medical schools set their standards high to weed out anyone that isn't going to be cut out for the work... More
Answered By: Raging Elephant - 2/4/2013
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