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Which high school classes to take for a career as a doctor

How to choose online courses to prepare as a doctor or physician

The world always needs more passionate, well-trained doctors. If you want to be a doctor, you need to go to medical school. But before you can apply, you need a 4-year degree, a high school diploma, and a high GPA. Any student who wants to become a doctor needs to plan their pre-med major as early as possible. Wisconsin students can get a head start by taking classes through eAchieve Academy, a free online charter school.

Get started learning about medical and healthcare coursework. Our classes cover everything successful doctors need: science, math, English, and social studies. And we have AP classes to boost your GPA and provide early college credit. If you know you’re going to be a doctor, now is the time to start preparing for pre-med college courses and medical school.

High school subjects and classes needed to become a doctor

Recommended high school classes for doctors

To prepare for a pre-med major in college, you need prepare by taking the right classes in high school:

Science courses

Doctors need a strong grasp of anatomy, physiology, biology and chemistry. eAchieve has introductory and advanced high school science classes for pre-med students.

Anatomy and Physiology is a class which covers cell and tissue studies along with understanding organs. This is a great class for future doctors. There are two prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry. Introductory Biology is available for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade while Chemistry classes are limited to grades 10-12. Chemistry has one prerequisite, Algebra 1.

Biology and Chemistry on their own form a good foundation for pre-med studies. Both class form the basis of biochemistry. AP Biology and AP Chemistry courses are available for students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

All High School Science Courses

Math courses

Math, particularly statistics and algebra, are an important part of pre-med study. You’ll need to know your numbers in order to follow data charts and medication tables.

AP Calculus AB/BC are recommended for high schoolers planning on going pre-med. Most medical schools require at least some level of calculus for admission. Others will only require a semester of college-level math. Taking an AP math class in high school can give you the credit you need to avoid taking unnecessary math courses in college.

All High School Math Courses

Health & Physical Education courses

Being a good doctor means having a good understanding of what it means to be healthy. Health and PE classes from eAchieve teach you about own nutrition and general fitness. You can apply what you learn with your future patients.

All High School Health Courses

English courses

Doctors today often communicate with patients online. Make sure you’re understandable with eAchieve English classes covering writing and reading comprehension. Learn basic grammar rules or take an AP Literature class to round out your knowledge.

All High School English Courses

Social Studies courses

Taking a challenging combination of regular, honors & AP classes and always striving for the best grades possible will help you prepare for even bigger challenges in college and medical school and look good on your applications.

All High School Social Studies Courses

Other ways to prepare for a career as a physician

The more specific type of doctor you want to be, the more specific your pre-med path. Sports medicine, pediatricians, podiatrists, obstetricians, and surgeons all have different learning requirements. Your pre-med major should reflect what sort of doctor you want to be. We use career-planning resources to help our students meet their academic and medical career goals.

Knowing multiple languages can expand your job opportunities in medicine. Many hospitals need bilingual (or trilingual!) doctors to better communicate with patients. eAchieve has world language courses starting with beginners up through AP-level. Classes are offered in Spanish, French, German, and Chinese. And a Latin course can help you better understand medical terminology based on the language.

Additionally, eAchieve Academy has electives to maximize your transcript for college admission. Our optional classes cover fitness, cooking, astronomy, and foreign languages. These classes are fun for you and look great on a transcript! Service learning courses can be used to gain experience volunteering at a hospital or doctor’s clinic.

Pre-med admissions at top colleges & universities

The first step of a career as a doctor is getting into college with a track for pre-med students. eAchieve Academy graduates have been accepted into colleges and universities across the United States. We’ve even had students accepted at international institutions!

Admission to medical schools highly competitive. You will have to take the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) in order to gain admission. Each year, 85,000 students take the MCAT in the hopes of scoring well enough to get accepted into medical school. There is a registration fee, so to keep costs down you’ll want to do well on your first exam. Improve your chances with AP (Advanced Placement) or Honors classes during high school to ensure you understand all the basics found on the MCAT exam.

Find out the top high school classes needed for college admission in Wisconsin and nationwide.

eAchieve Academy has the resources to help you prepare for many medical careers:

More About eAchieve Academy

The first step to going to medical school? Getting a degree from a college or university. And to get into one of those you need a high school degree. Graduating from eAchieve Academy is exactly the same as graduating from any other Wisconsin public school. Of course, we have a lot of advantages over a brick-and-mortar school. Our fully accredited, K-12 public charter school has completely FREE enrollment and tuition for Wisconsin students 21 and under.

Online classes at eAchieve offers students flexible, customized approach to learning. We use an engaging curriculum and experienced instructors to keep every student on track. All our teachers are Wisconsin-certified teachers averaging 20 years of classroom experience. Each student receives a personalized learning plan and the support they need to excel academically.

Sign up for our online classes to get your diploma and a strong head start to your medical career. Learn more about how eAchieve Academy works.

Contact eAchieve for more information or to enroll in medical career courses online.
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