How I Got Into MED SCHOOL | My Pre-Med Journey | Doctor Mike October 17, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs CategoryArticles BlogTagsdoctor mike doctor mike medical school dr. mike first year medical student how I got into med school how i got into medical school how to get into med school how to get into medical school how to study in med school Med School med school tips Med Student medical education Medical School Medical Student medschool journey mikhail varshavski my premed journey osteopathic medicine pre-med Premed premed journey premed plan study tips 100 Comments erinelby says: May 2, 2018 at 11:39 am After hearing your story , I couldn't love your philosophy towards life more. Being positive, experiencing everything and loving your own career are things you teach me in this video clip. Though I am not a doctor, I think your suggestions are suitable for every job. Thanks for sharing your life with us. Looking forward to watching your next video! Reply Abbie Handsome says: August 28, 2019 at 5:35 am How old u doctor…??..so young be gynaecologist..iam doctor too.from INDONESIA…SALAM..🙏🙏🙏🙏 Reply Bradley F says: August 28, 2019 at 1:09 pm This should be REQUIRED watching for all med students ☝️😉 Reply Angelica Hernandez says: August 29, 2019 at 3:57 am That was 20 mins of my life well spent. Thanks for sharing your journey in such good detail. I feel injected with your spirit of loving every aspect of what you do and working hard for it. Ps – a snug fit in dress clothes is not only classy, but sexy as hell. J/s Reply keine031 says: August 30, 2019 at 6:12 pm From now I am going to watch his videos at 1.25x Reply Blue Pineapples says: August 30, 2019 at 7:53 pm I don’t have the personality or motivation to do medicine but my mom is pressuring me to. She told me I’m a disappointment when i told her i don’t want to do it and later i had to say i still want to become a doctor just so she’ll support me again. I have no charisma or people skills; i can’t be a doctor. Reply Anabela Esteves says: August 31, 2019 at 2:01 am I love watching your videos and hearing your path to and through medical school. I am currently a first year at a DO school as well (just finished my first block!) and your videos help keep me motivated. One thing I am trying to make myself understand is that I’m not studying for the test, I’m studying to save lives. Thank you so much for your perspective and all your amazing videos! Reply Asaver Abbood says: August 31, 2019 at 8:27 am THANKS I'm senior year in highschool and I'm working so so hard to go to med school – in my country we don't have pre-med school – we go to exam get the mark then WELCOME TO MED SCHOOL .your tips helped me to continue the hard work.I'll leave you a comment when I get the mark when I'll become a DOCTOR31/8/2019 Reply Maximilian Gustav De Pauw Gerlings says: September 1, 2019 at 3:24 pm Do you actually have to have medical experience at the end of college? Reply Suyasha Deshmukh says: September 1, 2019 at 4:48 pm Hello I'm from India…and I chose my field as Medical…but I still get pretty confused whether or not my heart lies in it…I have to give a big exam after 1 year which would be the turning chapter of my life..That exam is all about good colleges….I find geniuses in my class and that's when partiality jumps in… Pretty scared…Help me please.. Reply Ijaz Ahamed says: September 2, 2019 at 3:03 pm Love u man Reply Maheen Khan says: September 2, 2019 at 4:54 pm Thank you so much!!! Currently studying for my mcat and really needed the motivation and a push to believe in myself… Please make a video bout your residency experience!!! Reply Monxampion says: September 2, 2019 at 7:21 pm This was very helpful and motivating! Thank you so much💛💛 now I don’t feel so horrible about not getting into med school this year… there is always a second chance Reply Khalil Jamal says: September 4, 2019 at 1:03 am What do you suggest for first year medical students in terms of ways to study? What websites to use when revising? What books do you recommend? How to keep yourself motivated when there's a lot of pressure? Sorry I forgot to ask how are you? I hope you are doing well. Reply Anas Mohamud says: September 4, 2019 at 4:00 am No offence mike but your lowkey discouraging ppl aka ME Reply Tehilla Siboni says: September 4, 2019 at 7:32 am I lost hope this year. I'm a senior in hs and my dream was to become a doctor and help heal people, becoming a general surgeon would be my goal. But after seeing the GPA and AP requirements to get considered (not accepted) to schools here in CA I lost hope. I am no genius, I spent all of lower school and middle school at home, and taught myself most of what I know, my schooling was not formal and I didn't even know what gpa was until 9th grade which is when I started in real school. I moved schools again in 11th grade and never took an AP class until this year 12 grade. I feel like I am super behind, not only that but I feel like I'm not a great canidate to med schools. I don't mind waiting, it's not like I have a life really, but all my purpose seemed to vanish … I have yet to take my SAT, I don't have a job, I don't have a good GPA and I suffer from mental illnesses (depression and anxiety) Honestly… I understand why I am a horrible choice to become a doctor, you want qualified people to take care of you, But I don't know what else I can do and enjoy. I feel like I have failed before even starting. Reply Nides N says: September 5, 2019 at 1:14 am I would like to start my sentence with something about you: DR.MIKE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS VIDEO! I really appreciate it! I was listening your video and agreeing in everything you said.Im a senior student this year,that would like to be part of medicine's world,because for me medicine is excatly like another world.I guess that good students prefer to start a medical career.Maybe they like it because the have passion for it or because its a good school that offers a good life.But,I consider medicine in another level.For me,it is sacrifice,a long and difficult road but most important it is PASSION.My uncle was a doctor,but he died on a plane crash accident saving a patient's life.After that day,my biggest dream was becoming a doctor,just like him.Every second of the day,i dream about the day i will say to myself:U DID IT.U ARE NOW ON UNCLE'S STEP.Watching your video motivated me to do my best.So i am repating again,ThANK YOU SO MUCH DR.MIKE!i would like to mention Your quote:MEDICINE IS NOT FOR THE WEAK!That is so true.I wish you a wonderful life and a wonderful career cause you deserve it! Keep doing videos like this because you inspired me.🙏🙏 Reply Meagan Mutuc says: September 5, 2019 at 8:19 am Dr. Mike, as a pre-PA student switched from pre-nursing, I have definitely heard a lot from those "gunners" you speak of and it is true. I have been a victim myself from someone who has given me wrong answers in my physiology class and watching them go on the standing podium with the right answers, while I have the wrong answers on my page. Definitely have someone tried to sabotage my GRE's. And we definitely have heard a lot of "nurses eat their young" when nurses are supposed to help their young. I am in tears that you have at least spoken up about this and I thank you for it.I really do. Reply Cam Kind says: September 6, 2019 at 4:01 am Your story aligns pretty well with mine, aside from the Russian part. Pretty cool Reply Kelly Tan says: September 6, 2019 at 9:15 am How you learn/memorise the pharmacology of the meds? Reply Aateqa Hashmi says: September 6, 2019 at 11:08 pm Dr Mike summed up a medical student journey very well. Thank you. Reply Joana Praia says: September 8, 2019 at 12:06 am I got into med school today in Portugal!!!! Thanks for the inspiration! ❤️ Reply fluffbuttnstuff says: September 8, 2019 at 2:21 am Right now I'm finishing up my Bachelor's and I'm going to start studying for the MCAT. I want to become a doctor and specialize in orthopaedic surgery because of my childhood experience with Shriners where I had two surgeries on my back. A matter of fact, it wasn't just because of my experience, but of that which I saw. The children who were in worse shape than me broke my heart. But the doctors still did all they could to make their lives better. If it wasn't for those doctors I would possibly be in a wheelchair now. Sure it might be nice to think about all the money a doctor makes, but it's more than that. The only thing I worry about is my age. 😅 Reply cornwallis says: September 9, 2019 at 12:47 am the fact that you listed all of my reasons for wanting to go into medicine as good reasons was so reassuring and oddly motivating. thank you so much for this video! Reply Edwin Negron says: September 9, 2019 at 3:32 am Dr. Mike, your dad's method of studying, did that really improve your memory and recall skills? Reply Sydny Terre says: September 9, 2019 at 5:48 am Can you do a debt video? Reply Ellenesmith says: September 9, 2019 at 7:45 am Loved it. I'm preparing for civil service and the thing u advised about practicing a lot really applies and i also try to read and practice in 3:2 ratio. And Doc also curious about the next part of ur journey. Make another video. Love love … Reply Sam says: September 9, 2019 at 9:00 pm daddy Reply Ernesto Romero says: September 11, 2019 at 6:34 am I want to be a medical doctor and I’m afraid I’m going to not make it because of all the extra curricular activities and things I have to get done, but something within me wants to become a doctor to help people and make people feel better. Not for the money, rather more to help heal people’s wounds and a bit of their soul. I work in a hospital and I see everything that happens inside and sometimes I wish I could help people, but I can’t. Because the department I work I can’t do anything cuz I have no degree yet. But I’m working towards it. Reply s4cuul says: September 11, 2019 at 5:06 pm Lol i want to be a doctor too! for three main reasons: 1. Learn everything about the huamn body, im just real fucking interrestet in that2. "Saving/Helping" people. Idk i just like helping and doing something good. 3. Money, i know that sounds stupid, but i feel like every doctor at least thinks of money. Everyone likes Money.It wouldn't be the single reason. shure i could study IT and Programm all fucking day… I would make good money but i don't enjoy it. I hope i will make it. Im pretty smart, im lucky i remeber things really damn well BUT im lazy as damn fuck, and if I need to study something i don't like at all my Brain goes to IQ -10 Reply Aiman Zakaria says: September 12, 2019 at 5:32 am After watch this video, i feel like wanna be doctor Reply THAEER HASSOUNEH says: September 12, 2019 at 12:38 pm This is probably one of the best vids I've watched on YouTube. Reply soshie says: September 14, 2019 at 11:08 am I wana do med but my memory is trash 🙁 Reply ahmad rhodes says: September 14, 2019 at 8:03 pm Can you do a video about Hosa? Reply Luis Manuel Tena says: September 15, 2019 at 12:31 am I would love to see a video with you and your dad talking about medicine. That'd be amazing! Reply May Haw says: September 18, 2019 at 1:27 pm 👍👍👍👍👍 Reply Margaret Mosca says: September 18, 2019 at 1:32 pm Your dad sounds very inspiring! Reply Margaret Mosca says: September 18, 2019 at 1:33 pm your dad went thru med school twice. Wow impressive! Reply Nay2D2 says: September 20, 2019 at 6:14 pm Does having a undiagnosed disability that affected your first year undergrad gpa but not later years (post treatment) hurt your chances of getting into medical school? Reply Tran Hoa says: September 21, 2019 at 5:02 pm Thank you for your advice. I am recently a fourth-year medical student. I know I want to become a doctor because I can not do anything exception a doctor. Reply Mande Gianfala says: September 22, 2019 at 5:14 pm If I choose to apply to med school I’ll be about 40 when I do. I find I’m far more decisive and know what it is I want now as opposed to my 20’s. I’ve been through a shit ton as a mother of three, more than most. At some point after the dust cleared recently I realized my life was empty of service to others except family. It felt wrong, like I was wasting my humanity, a gift I had been given. I was also wasting my intelligence, another gift I’d been given.I’m down on my luck right now and can only afford very little but I’m determined to finish my undergrad/concurrent masters and either apply to med school or PhD. I refuse to leave this world before I can give my absolute most. Fuck that. Reply nafida cobra jessy says: September 22, 2019 at 8:35 pm Youngsters my hat off under ur fit . Reply Anushka Bhardwaj says: September 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm Hopefully next year I m gonna get into the med school that I want. I am working really hard for it because this is what I've always wanted. Thank you for sharing your experience with us, you don't know much influential u are! I am ready for this long term commitment with the medicine. ✌ Reply Emlah9081 says: September 23, 2019 at 8:57 pm I had to quit going to uni at the end of my first year because I had so much stress and anxiety over exams, my mental health was deteriorating again. I ended up in hospital and that's when I decided education is not for me. So when I hear how much work doctors, nurses, vets, etc have to put in I'm immensely impressed and amazed. So thank you Reply lit Ga says: September 24, 2019 at 1:13 pm I have an IT bachelor degree, can I attend med school? Reply RandomDude says: September 24, 2019 at 3:29 pm bruh why you so fuckin conceited Reply 00Kristyna00 says: September 25, 2019 at 9:35 am This needs to be a Ted Talk. And i'm not even a doctor! It applies to every career choice! Reply Cari Mabin says: September 25, 2019 at 1:45 pm Hi I'm 16 And in the 10th grade but I'm supposed to be in the 11 I flunked 5th grade so my first year of 9th grade was bad, Now This Year I'm primarily focused on my Grades And Performance In School I want to be a surgeon one day. Any inspiration! Or comments on how to be a better person/student. By the way, I love your positive outlook on life! Reply Claudia Behrendt says: September 25, 2019 at 7:15 pm This has helped me calm down about freaking out about my current class load for music education. Reply RedRoseSeptember22 says: September 26, 2019 at 6:55 am You sound like you have a cold in this video Mike 🙁 great story though! Reply Alexis Primeaux says: September 26, 2019 at 3:57 pm You may not see this but I’ve been watching your videos for two days all day lol. So so interesting ♥️ Reply Rihab 47 says: September 27, 2019 at 12:36 pm Amazing you inspire me to study harder and make a clear goals especially that my next year is gonna be my first year in college I already choose to be a nutrition .Thank you doctor ! Love all your videos. Reply Logan Everitt says: September 29, 2019 at 9:43 am – Reply Ravza Dogru says: September 29, 2019 at 12:42 pm Now i want to be a doctor but im scared😑 Reply Anja Phys says: September 29, 2019 at 5:33 pm The most fun about studying and research is teaming up and helping each other. Working and studying together, not letting anyone fall behind, feels soo good and keeps you motivated during stressful times. 🙂Next month, my fellow students and I will have our graduation party. I’ll travel about 14 hours in order to get there, but I’m so excited about this “We all made it!” moment. I already miss this awesome community, even though the people at my current university are super cool colleagues as well. 🙂 Reply sean B says: September 29, 2019 at 7:11 pm 27?I thought you were like 38-45! Reply Lauren Thomas says: September 29, 2019 at 11:35 pm Need to know what deodorant brand Dr. Mike uses. How does he not sweat through a shirt that tight? Reply Bellefeu says: September 30, 2019 at 5:43 am 1.5x, 2x speed? That's childsplay. Videospeed controller 3x is for real alphas. Reply mao mao says: September 30, 2019 at 12:07 pm Love your story!!! Would you mind introducing more your memory improving technique？ Reply Vanessa Aldenisse Base says: September 30, 2019 at 3:47 pm Do you not need to take a Bachelors degree first then going into Med school in the US ? Reply Grant the Great says: September 30, 2019 at 10:11 pm I am currently in my Junior year studying mechanical engineering, and I am currently taking the requirements to be accepted into medical school. Since I started studying the pre-med courses a year late, I will take a gap year between undergrad and med school, but I don’t know what I should pursue during in this year. Any wisdom that you (or the comment section of youtube) may share with me? Reply I love BTS 3000 says: October 1, 2019 at 7:15 pm is there any tips for a student who doesn’t enjoy learning science or math but still wants to become a doctor? (me) Reply Mia Singer says: October 1, 2019 at 10:45 pm I’m 15 and although there are so many things pulling me to wanting to be a doctor, I’m afraid that I won’t like it. I have the grades, I love science and interacting with people, I have a constant desire to help people, but being a doctor is one of few jobs where it’s pretty much a lifelong commitment. Like I’m not going to go through 6+ years of schooling just to quit! So yeah, if you’re reading this do you have any words of advice? I think I want to be a doctor but I’m 15 and I definitely don’t think I’m ready to commit myself to a career rn, but I have to choose my a levels. Reply Ayanna Whittaker says: October 3, 2019 at 1:59 am I am currently and undergraduate student with a major in biomedical science. Do you believe this is the best major to get me mentally and knowledgeably prepared for the MCAT and medical school? Reply rabbit white says: October 3, 2019 at 6:47 pm ? Reply rabbit white says: October 3, 2019 at 6:53 pm I like the accelerated speed! Reply Arthur Buckley says: October 4, 2019 at 12:03 am I am a 45 year high school teacher and I SO wish you could come to our school and talk about career choices. Your story is touching, compelling, and passionate, and I would love for my students to hear it. Since you already have a full time job, I will direct my students to this video. Thank you so much for sharing your journey. Reply Rose Luman says: October 4, 2019 at 1:52 am Okay, you've inspired me to work harder in the future, and my dream of being a surgeon. I guess I always was curious about the human body, in elementary school, when someone saw blood, the normal response would be EWWWWWW. I was always fascinated. Your story, your struggles, and your accomplishments may have sparked something in me. I just wanna thank you for everything you do.Love, your middle-schooler Reply staish sleman says: October 4, 2019 at 8:44 am Awesome 👍 😁 🌺 Reply Sapna Singh says: October 4, 2019 at 4:56 pm New subscriber here 🙋 Loving the positivity in all of your videos You're just great ♥♥♥ also I'm prepping to join a medical college next year & I love the passion you have towards your work ❤ Reply Berlin S says: October 5, 2019 at 10:23 am People who dislike this are ignorant. This video shows his beginning and makes me feel like I can do it too ☺️ Reply mvkvzi TM says: October 5, 2019 at 2:45 pm Thank you for making this video. Really helped a girl dreaming of becoming a doctor out 👩⚕️ Reply Don't Worry be Happy says: October 6, 2019 at 1:33 am Doctor Mike binge 2019 💙 Reply Aanab Tahir says: October 6, 2019 at 4:04 am Is this is good reason for me to become a doctor?So I'm in 8th grade and I have a passion (idk what else to call it) for helping people. Like literally when I was in like th 4th grade i would see a homeless man and make my mom stop and give my own money to him bc my mom wont. I want to go into the medical field because I want to make a difference in the world. I cant put my finger on it exactly but ik that I want to help people. Also i want to become an neurosurgeon or a surgeon of some type Reply GamingPlayz says: October 6, 2019 at 8:30 pm Tailor how tight do you want your shirt to be Doctor Mike YES Reply Timur Dyrdin says: October 7, 2019 at 8:24 am 26 now. Is it too late to go into medicine you think ? Just finished my masters in Molecular Biology of the cell. Reply vaibhav khanna says: October 7, 2019 at 10:32 am Got into a med school this year. Highly motivated to learn. Reply Married4Now2015 says: October 8, 2019 at 10:58 am Bro, you’re RUSSIAN? I’m telling Trump. Reply Carol Hamano says: October 10, 2019 at 4:04 am I need the second part of this video! So motivating ❤ Reply Valeria Osollo says: October 10, 2019 at 8:08 pm Did you say TaeKwonDo? YES YES YES !!!! I am 23 years old and thinking about Medical school. I have a BA in Psychology. Is it too late for me? Reply Yara Gamal says: October 11, 2019 at 5:35 pm ♥️you are amazing♥️ Reply Wrath ! says: October 11, 2019 at 6:40 pm What’s your cup size? Reply Odeleya R says: October 11, 2019 at 9:22 pm I'm in high school and ever since the seventh grade, I've been so passionate about becoming a doctor. I just feel the need to help people and do it in a way that I love what I'm doing. I've been so interested in anatomy and biology. Just knowing how the body works, what happens when you're sick or hurt and just knowing how to treat it. It's mind blowing. I hope to go to med school one day for family medicine♥️ Reply Joshua Bulahan says: October 13, 2019 at 11:13 am Doc. Mike thank you for this vid. It helps me to understand why i should choose med. What is the best Pre-med course? Reply sadi jav says: October 13, 2019 at 1:45 pm U r so wise man Reply Tecno 12 says: October 13, 2019 at 7:23 pm ayyy , i do taekwondo too! Reply Sharki says: October 13, 2019 at 8:47 pm What should I major in my undergraduate study in order to have a better chance in Med school Reply Heather Pitts says: October 14, 2019 at 1:21 am Very interesting Reply Nerlin Manalu says: October 14, 2019 at 11:11 am This is awesome! Thanks! 💕 Reply Funny Fox says: October 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm "…you'll go crazy!"I'm already crazy… Reply nb hate you says: October 14, 2019 at 5:27 pm The important question is how did you survive 😂 Reply maria paula Escobar says: October 14, 2019 at 9:14 pm I’m in high school and I don’t know either I want to study medicine or art, I love both I just don’t know what to choose, my parents are doctors and sometimes I don’t like how busy they are but other times I just see how wonderful it is Reply Israa Yusuf says: October 15, 2019 at 5:05 am You are very true about the fact that there's always another test to prepare for. From experience, take things one step at a time. I just had my GRE this morning and it was horrible. I panicked for solid 5 hours straight cuz I have midterms coming up and ANOTHER GRE apparently, and for a couple of moments I was about to give up on going to grad school. What helped in this situation is to shorten the timeline you are thinking/stressing about. There are homeworks, quizzes, midterms, standardized exams, and applications coming up. You won't be able to handle all of this at once. Divide and conquer everyone, and worry about things when it's the right time for it. For example, if your test is not next week, don't start to panic about how you might forget your ID on your exam day. Also, always have some peeps to cheer you up and care for you when you hit your low. Friends are gems and will make the toughest times more bearable. Finally, be healthy and happy and don't get the daunting process of applying and doing grad school/med school get you. Good luck everyone :') Reply itsjewlzzz says: October 15, 2019 at 4:01 pm lmfao im at 12:43 on this video and i just had to stop and say thanks for sharing this insight, thought I was the only one… btw you are on 1.75X Reply Diva Sincera says: October 15, 2019 at 8:15 pm Are you gay? Reply Lemorah Benbow says: October 16, 2019 at 4:46 pm Whats the difference between M.D and D.O schools? Reply Jeon Sayeoll says: October 16, 2019 at 6:09 pm I love to go to med school but,in my country the mark to get there is pretty high ..my sister got %94 present even pharmacy department didn't accepted her …so i have to at least get %98.3 so that i can be accept in medical college which is so hard saddly! Reply Maddy Minella says: October 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm as soon as he said he watched videos on a higher speed, I put this video on a faster speed to see if i could do it😂 Reply Hannah Safrit says: October 16, 2019 at 7:21 pm KEEP THE BEARD MIKE it works Reply RealTalk Toronto says: October 17, 2019 at 3:28 pm your dad is from were ? i did catch that Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.