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What subjects should I take in high school if I want to be a doctor?

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For many students, high school is a perfect time to gain the science and math foundation for a career in medicine. Becoming a doctor is a long and arduous path, full of science classes.

At Transformation Tutoring, we often find high school teachers explaining subjects in an easier and more digestible ways than college professors. What subjects would be useful to take in high school?

1. AP Chemistry

AP Chemistry is a college level chemistry. A student on the pre-med track is required to take 2 semesters of general chemistry. Therefore, AP chemistry is an excellent class to take in high school to prepare for college, or to even exempt from (for some colleges) if the student gets a 4 or 5 on the exam.

2. AP Biology

Pre-med students are required to take 2 semesters of general biology in college. AP biology will prepare you for the college class as well as give you a head start for the MCAT (medical college admission test).

3. AP Physics

Pre-med students are required to take 2 semesters of college level physics. This is oftentimes taken during the junior year.

4. AP Calculus

For many colleges, students must take at least one semester of calculus to stay on the pre-med track. Transformation Tutoring founder, Mayya, was very thankful to her high school calculus teacher for preparing her for a college level class.

Doing well in these rigorous classes, will also show college that the student is ready to take college level courses and will be able to successfully complete them.

For more information about Chemistry, Biology, Physics, or Calculus tutoring, please call 646-407-9078 or email Our tutors are able to teach in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and online. We are proud of what we do and the achievement of our students.


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