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1 .. ever thought about becoming a doctor?

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4 doctors wear many “hats” healer communicator leader team player life long learner educator scientist counselor

5 choices are unlimited Psychiatry Emergency Family Medicine Obstetrics/Gynecology Urology Cardiology Oncology General Surgery Neurology Radiology Orthopaedics Pathology Respiratory Medicine Anaesthesia Gerontology Internal Medicine Dermatology Opthalmology Community Medicine Genetics Paediatrics Neonatology Immunology Endocrinology Haematology Nephrology

6 there are plenty of rewards Opportunity Action Respect Security Excitement Mobility Flexibility

7 think about it

8 Could YOU be the right kind of person?

9 you don’t have to be genius to succeed … … now what? take it one step at a time

10 use your time wisely volunteer in a health care setting volunteer in a health care setting job shadow a physician job shadow a physician a Medical Student a Medical Student develop good study habits develop good study habits manage your time effectively manage your time effectively learn about the world around you! learn about the world around you!

11 finish high school Physics 40S Physics 40S Chemistry 40S Chemistry 40S Math 40S (Pre-calculus or applied) Math 40S (Pre-calculus or applied) Biology 40S or 40G (optional – but a wise choice) Biology 40S or 40G (optional – but a wise choice) English 40S or French 40S English 40S or French 40S

12 Post-Secondary Training & Education Bachelor Degree (4 years) Bachelor Degree (4 years) Degree in Medicine (4 years) Degree in Medicine (4 years) Post-graduate residency training (2 – 6 years, depending on specialty) Post-graduate residency training (2 – 6 years, depending on specialty)

13 go to university know pre-requisites know pre-requisites study study volunteer, work, get involved with student groups volunteer, work, get involved with student groups enjoy undergrad enjoy undergrad don’t get stressed out don’t get stressed out

14 still interested?

15 take THE test… Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) The exam is normally taken after university level chemistry – both organic and inorganic, biology and physics

16 apply to med school it’s a challenge – accept it submit application and transcripts submit application and transcripts if selected for interview - submit essay if selected for interview - submit essay attend interview - your goal is to sell yourself prepare to make a good sales pitch attend interview - your goal is to sell yourself prepare to make a good sales pitch blow their socks off

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18 “what is Med School like?” 4 years pre-clerkship years 1 & 2 classroom clerkship years 3 & 4 clinical oddly, it’s a lot like high school

19 “hey, this sounds stressful…” True, there is a lot of work, long hours and lots of responsibility, but … There are lots of supportive people. (faculty members & staff, & counseling services) Did we mention that it is also lots of fun!

20 “it’s so far from home” long distance is just $20 a month long distance is just $20 a month you weren’t planning on living with your parents forever, were you? you weren’t planning on living with your parents forever, were you? freedom freedom

21 you can always come home

22 need living proof? it CAN be done, we’re standing right in front of you

23 Manitoba Medical Students’ Rural Interest Group or The Office of Rural and Northern Health Toll-free ORNH (6764) Phone: Fax: For more information contact:


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