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Tina Ellis, MD

Most physical therapists actually have a masters or a doctorate in physical therapy, not an MD. Information on their training programs can be found here: http://www.apta.org/PTEducation/Overview/

There are rehabilitation physicians, also known as physiatrists, who complete four years of college, four years of medical school, and a residency program specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

There are a wide variety of premedical degrees. Not everyone chooses a traditional science. Provided that pre-requisites are met (chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, biochemistry, etc.) any degree would allow you to apply for medical school. That being said, medical schools do look favorably on challenging degree programs. Other factors include life experiences, volunteer experience, research experience, and any other type of experience which makes you unique.

Acceptance to medical school is competitive, but not impossible. Applicants typically have high GPAs, good MCAT scores, and strong letters of recommendation.

Answered 3 years ago

Tina Ellis, MD
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Tiffany Butler, D.C.

It takes dedication, commitment, passion and perseverance. You must possess the never give up attitude. As long as you have this qualities, you will do well in any pre-med program, on the MCAT and in medical school. It is only as difficult as you make it. It is challenging, but stay focus, as with anything in life, if you want it bad enough, you will get it!

Typically you need to have a high GPA and a high MCAT scores, things may have changed during my time. This is used to serve as a prediction of how good you will do in the program.

Good luck!

Answered 3 years ago

Tiffany Butler, D.C.