The Pre-med Guide for High School Students

 

Who Am I?

My name is Stephanie Biggs and I am currently wrapping up my senior year in high school! I currently attend an International Baccalaureate school in CT. It has been quite a journey and I am certainly ready and excited to move on to the next level. 

 

Top Tips for Pre-med High School Students:

Tip 1: Take higher level courses in high school. If you are able to have a wide variety of classes to choose from, then do so! AP and IB classes are also very important. They may help in the long run and may count for college credits! 

Tip 2: Reach out to mentors! For me, I found that having someone who I could go to about specific questions was a life saver! I felt so relieved when I reached out to Ashley. She has been giving me such helpful advice! 

Tip 3: Start researching colleges! If you know for a fact that you will still remain interested in the science or health field by senior year, then try to look for schools that have special programs, or allow you to specialize in the health field. When I was applying to colleges I found a school in Boston that allowed me to major in multiple areas related to the healthcare field. It is really convenient because you can go straight into your specialty. 

Tip 4: Do your Research! I remember sophomore year when I became interested in pursuing medicine as a career I did a lot of research. I researched how much time it would take, the different paths to get there, the courses I would have to take etc. I recommend doing thorough research because it is important that you know what you are really getting yourself into. 

Tip 5: My last tip is to practice good time management skills. Being in the IB program has given me a little glimpse of what life will be like in college and I take note of certain studying/learning habits that I have. I try to take  note of the habits I have that are not beneficial, so that they do not carry over into my college career or future endeavors. 

 

Why I am interested in Science?

Throughout my educational career, I have found that science and math have always been the most appealing subjects to me. I had first thought of becoming a nurse until  I discovered  the medical field on a more in depth level. As I researched more, I became increasingly interested in the field. My favorite thing about being able to study in the medical field is the fact that there are many areas of healthcare that one can get into. I also take great interest in the field of medicine because one of my favorite things to do is assist people in any way that I can. Being in healthcare would definitely help me expand that desire on a lot more levels! 

 

Future Goals

Apart from graduating college with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science and attending medical school, one of my biggest goals is to become a cardio thoracic surgeon. Another one of my greatest desires is to take on medical research in different countries such as Dubai and Australia, and also travel to underdeveloped countries in order to provide the medical resources they need to live a healthy life! I strongly believe that with God all things are possible!


 

To follow Stephanie and learn more about her and her medical journey find and follow her on social media! I want to thank Stephanie for sharing her tips and wish her well as she starts college soon – you are on your way!

Facebook – Stephanie Biggs

Instagram – @Sapphireviolin15

 

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