THow I Got Into MED SCHOOL | My Pre-Med Journey | Doctor Mike

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Published on Nov 05, 2017

Hey, guys! I know that a lot of you have been requesting a video of my pre-med or med school journey. This video covers everything from high school to college all the way to med school. Initially, this video was over 2 hours long and we were able to cut it down to 20 minutes so I can expect for you to have some questions left unanswered. Leave me your questions and comments down below as you know I love to respond. Hope you enjoy the video and give it a like. Stay Healthy and Happy 🙂 Subscribe for new videos every Sunday ▶

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  • Gulmira Zhabagina - 6 minutes ago

    So your name is Misha and Mihail! Cool! You look nothing like Russian!

  • Joy Fly - 9 minutes ago

    Do you still feel you answer to your patients rather than the hosts of authorities you listed? I went into psychology for a similar reason and found myself answering to boards, supervisors, and even getting mixed up in politics. Because my ethical standards include prioritizing clients/patients over everything else within the bounds of my profession, I found myself out of a job more than once because the powers that be were interested in the bottom line foremost. Years of soul searching and my own therapy have only helped me realize I was doing my full duties in an ethical order of priority. I also came to understand I recognized and/or chose to do more work than petty much everyone else. Looking at the medical field from the vantage point of a caregiver and a chronically ill patient, it appears my career and a medical doctor's aren't too different... Medicine is more advanced and perhaps gives less room for creativity? Although I am nearly forty, I definitely want to return to school. I've been in love with medicine since I could read but I definitely fear running into the same issues that got me into trouble in the past. Any thoughts or words of wisdom as I choose between a more advanced/specialized clinical psychology degree or medical school?

  • Rebecca Green - 23 minutes ago

    As a student nurse, this channel is by far my favourite that I have come across in awhile. The motivation is beyond incredible, and the stories are so relatable............ "You can't just bury your head in a book..and forget society exists"..I'm sorry but did I misread my timetable? "Some people are taking caffeine pills to study longer".... is green tea equivalent to these caffeine pills? #healthyalternative

  • sam2177138 - 41 minutes ago

    Thank you for your advice and most of the stuff you said about why people wanna be in medical school is actually really helpful. I've learned that my why's are good ones so I'm doing medical school for the right reasons. I'm currently trying to prep from my exam, having a bit of a hard time with it but I'll get there .... so thank you

  • White Angel - 42 minutes ago

    Im family medcine too ,high five milke from Iraq

  • Christina Michelle - 43 minutes ago

    Daddddddyyyyy 😝😝😝

  • ***miri*** art - 43 minutes ago

    Haha! Just found out about u through the video of Favorite video of u, and I agree..medicine is a commitment. That's how I see my career. I'm a spec.ed.teacher❤

  • Lary Lary - 44 minutes ago

    Wow! This video made me re think what I wanna be doing in the future

  • Diana F - 58 minutes ago

    I know you probably won’t see this, but I am a high school student who is passionate about medicine but is worried about the journey of becoming a doctor. I know I have a long way to go and so much to learn, but your videos have helped me so much. I love your videos and I am glad someone like you is on the internet. I just want to suggest one thing that could make your videos a 100 times better for students like me: definitions/explanations for terms the are unfamiliar to the younger viewers like me (I.e. board tests). I know you did this in your “Grey’s Anatomy” review video (and I loved it) but, it would be nice if it was used in videos like this as well. This is a just a suggestion. Thank you for taking the time to make these amazing videos and making an impact on the world. 😌❤️🙇🏻‍♀️

  • Renee Luisa - 59 minutes ago

    I went from wanting to be an athletic trainer for the NFL and every sort of medical job in between right on up to wanting to be a doctor. Unfortunately, between my poor ability to do higher forms of math and organic chemistry, and spending a lot of time in hospitals when my dad had cancer, I decided it wasn't a career I would want to pursue. I'm in my second year of school at ASU studying to be a teacher. Hopefully, I'll inspire someone to become a doctor that as passionate as you! Grace and peace to you.

  • Allison Polston - 1 hour ago

    KEEP THE BEARD. And omg he’s 27 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

  • tee1992x - 1 hour ago

    Ok yes you are handsome but what makes it more handsome is that you are very passionate with your career and smart and humble. It sucks that I don’t live in New York, I live in California but if you were my doctor I would invite you at least for a coffee for being a genuine doctor that likes to help patients. God bless the woman who catches your heart.

  • SYEDA BUKHARI - 1 hour ago

    Ok so doctor I have a question... m in high school and my gpa for real sucks it’s so bad so I’ll have to go to community college and all . But I wanna finish medicine quickly... how can I make this possible? I’m a sophomore and I still have 2 years in high school but my gpa is very bad. Plz help

  • SYEDA BUKHARI - 2 hours ago

    Good reason to go into Medicine = u have brown (south Asian) parents and u have no choice 😂😂

  • FarrierJess - 2 hours ago

    I've been a professional farrier for the last 6 years. I had planned on getting my BS and heading straight to Vet School, I wanted to be a vet my whole life until a couple of years ago. I could live in a biology classroom and vacation in a mirco lab and be happy. I still work as a technician for critical patients and some routine day work when the Dr. needs a hand, but I left college with an A.A.S in Equine Science and 1 semester of my bachelor program completed. 3.6+ GPA(damn statistics!) I have a wonderful business that has given me a life I never expected to have at 23. I'm a home owner, a business owner, I'm a professional, and I'm happy. But I keep struggling with this pull to go back to school, even though I got to the point where I hated it- I want so badly to be a vet, but I want so badly to not lose the amazing business and life I have built. Part of me wishes I had seen this video 4 years ago, I may have been motivated a different way and now I'm stuck with the "what ifs".I let self doubt and depression cripple me in highchool and I decided that I wasn't good enough to even try right away, I was going to go to Community College instead of straight to University, but first I'd do trade school- which in it's own way was great, I found a passion for farriery which I hadn't ever considered until I was a Senior in HS and about to graduate and trying to decide what to do next. I graduated a year early with honors,. It just sucks sometimes. Being a farrier wasn't my consolation prize by any means, I'm an expert in my own right, I work with vets and clients and have helped save horses, but I can't deny my love of medicine and the vet-med world. My sister just graduated from her PA-C program and again I have this burn in me to chase it again, but I have an equal amount of doubt and "don't want". It's too expensive, I'll be too old when I'm done, the depression and suicide rate is so high, I'd have to give up everything I have right now, I'd lose this business I've built from the ground up, I'd never get to just be a Farrier again which I love. It just feels like every professional around me has it figured out. They have their calling. I feel like I have two and I feel like no matter what I pick I am losing the other half of myself. Sorry for the holy crap long comment but was just inspired to put all the insanity in my head to words.

  • Karen Valdez - 2 hours ago

    Bro I love u

  • Rajat Sharma - 2 hours ago

    Any recommendation on where to start for someone who's considering completely switching careers into medicine from engineering in their mid 20s ?

  • Shania Meadows - 2 hours ago

    I really admire how passionate you are about your journey through med school and how you decided you wanted to become a doctor.

  • Naturallycoily45 - 2 hours ago

    I’ve always wanted to be a Doctor but due to circumstances I couldn’t. I was homeless and moved from house to house due to family issues. I feel like I’m too old to start the route to be a MD, I’m 25. I’m in the medical field today as a MA and phlebotomist and figure I should be a PA! Second to best for me

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  • Mosak Design - 3 hours ago

    This is crazy I'm a graphic designer and I still can relate to Mike! In my career we also have to learn new things everyday, even after graduation. New softwares, new features, new tricks every year things change in my job and we have to adapt. I totally agree there's always tests and there's always learning.

  • cinderella19847 - 3 hours ago

    As a 33-year-old, I really wish I had watched this video as a naive first-year Pre-Med, before a professor decided that I was too female and too blonde to go into medicine... and I listened. 😭🤦🏼‍♀️ In your daily work, do you see doctors who decided to do a career change from another field?

  • Liza and David Edits - 3 hours ago

    I'm in 9th grade and so want to be a doctor. More specifically an emergency doctor. I'm in Indiana right now, I will do college, hopefully med school here too. I want to live and work in Georgia. So after med school if I graduate med school, how to I get to Georgia? Do I go after my residency? Can I pick where I do my residency? Is that something I can pick? Or does my med school pick that? If I'm forced to do my residency in Indiana, can I just move to Georgia afterwards and apply for a job there. How would I get there and when?

  • deana mariani - 3 hours ago

    ahh I really loved the way you presented your story, so inspiring. I'm currently going to school for education and still related to some of your experiences in college ! Especially loved the part about being human and communicating with others, that's definitely my motto as well <3 Love your videos !

  • CaptiN __ - 3 hours ago

    Studying an online MOOC in Neuroanatomy from MichiganX University right now. ( Pre/Post ganglionic parasympathetic/sympathetic chains are killing my right now :P ) I'm pursuing college very soon for a degree in Biology and Maths/Sciences to eventually become a Neurosurgeon. Decided on Neurosurgery 3 years ago and my passion hasn't drifted in the slightest of way and only gets stronger as the days go by. You're a huge inspiration for me Dr. Mike! Thanks for the videos and content you create even with all the studying you have to do! P.S Love the Dr. Mike reacts to Doctor Shows :)

  • Victoria Harley - 3 hours ago

    How I got into med school...through the front door! DOH! 😒

  • brittany mckean - 3 hours ago

    I have a lot of psychological issues including high levels of anxiety. What is your opinion on CBD oil without THC to help anxiety?

  • Will Sharpe - 3 hours ago

    You’re a funny dude mike, I’m a huge advocate for work hard, play hard, and can appreciate your drive! You’ve clearly earned every second of success through positive outlook, and keen work ethic. Keep up the good work buddy. Ps nice boots

  • Gareema Sharma - 3 hours ago

    This should be shared as much as possible cause it's so true and may help many people in getting a reality check. This IS the actual picture!

  • Trashi Pack - 4 hours ago

    Okay, so I really, really wanna go into medicine because I just love it. It is so interesting to me and I watch all those dissection or do them myself, I research, Im just really interested! My problem - I don't know what field I want to go in. Im currently looking at NP's etc and it sounds good, but I'm just not sure if that really is what I want to do... do you have any tips or thoughts on how to decide? What I know for sure is that I'm gonna go to college in America (I'm from Germany/an exchange student) Thank you! Also for this video!