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Ever thought about becoming a doctor
..ever thought about becoming a doctor?


Doctors wear many hats
doctors wear many “hats”

healer

communicator

leader

team player

life long learner

educator

scientist

counselor


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

choices are unlimited


There are plenty of rewards
there are plenty of rewards

Opportunity

Action

Respect

Security

Excitement

Mobility

Flexibility



Could you be the right kind of person
Could YOU be the right kind of person?


You don t have to be genius to succeed
you don’t have to begenius to succeed …

take it one step at a time

… now what?


Use your time wisely
use your time wisely

  • volunteer in a health care setting

  • job shadow a physician

  • email a Medical Student

  • develop good study habits

  • manage your time effectively

  • learn about the world around you!


Finish high school
finish high school

  • Physics 40S

  • Chemistry 40S

  • Math 40S (Pre-calculus or applied)

  • Biology 40S or 40G (optional – but a wise choice)

  • English 40S or French 40S


Post secondary training education
Post-Secondary Training & Education

  • Bachelor Degree (4 years)

  • Degree in Medicine (4 years)

  • Post-graduate residency training (2 – 6 years, depending on specialty)


Go to university
go to university

  • know pre-requisites

  • study

  • volunteer, work, get involved with student groups

  • enjoy undergrad

  • don’t get stressed out



Take the test medical college admission test mcat
take THE test…Medical College Admission Test(MCAT)

The exam is normally taken after university level chemistry – both organic and inorganic, biology and physics


Apply to med school
apply to med school

it’s a challenge – accept it

  • submit application and transcripts

  • if selected for interview - submit essay

  • attend interview - your goal is to sell yourself prepare to make a good sales pitch

blow their socks off


What is med school like
“what is Med School like?”

4 years

pre-clerkshipyears 1 & 2 classroom

clerkshipyears 3 & 4 clinical

oddly, it’s a lot like high school


Hey this sounds stressful
“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!


It s so far from home
“it’s so far from home”

  • long distance is just $20 a month

  • you weren’t planning on living with your parents forever, were you?

  • email

  • freedom


You can always come home
you can always come home


Need living proof
need living proof?

it CAN be done,

we’re standing right in front of you


For more information contact:

Manitoba Medical Students’Rural Interest Groupriguofm@gmail.comorThe Office of Rural and Northern Health

Toll-free 1-866-244-ORNH (6764)

Phone: 204-622-6210

Fax: 204-622-6211

info@ornh.mb.ca


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