Which College Should I Go To?
I will be a 10th grader 2morrow and its about time for me to start looking up colleges and stuff. I want to become an obstetrician but I can't seem to find a college that has that major or something similar. Can u help me out . Thanx Update: Please just don't give me the college that u went to. BE SERIOUS!!!!!!See Answer 10 Add Answers
Start by looking at the University of [insert your state here]. I'm in Northern California so a school like University of California at Berkely (UCB) or UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz are natural choices to look at first. Public universities will be much less expensive than private schools like Stanford or University of San Francisco. However, you should do the best in H.S. that you can. Then apply to as many schools as you can send applications to and make your decision from those that accept you -- public or private.
Most universities will have life science majors including biology, physiology, organic chemistry, even pre-medicine among others. Those undergraduate degrees will prepare you for the post graduate course work of medical school which is required to become an obstetrician.
At this point, you should focus on doing your best in school and becoming a well rounded, involved student.
You probably won't find that as a major. I think many pre-med students start out as a biology major at an undergraduate university and then follow that with medical school, where I believe you can specialize in the field of medicine that interests you most. But for right now I'd focus on looking at undergraduate colleges with a good bio/pre-med program.
If you wish to get into a medical profession there are many science oriented schools which you will want to explore. Be careful of a few things though.
Don't commit to a medical major too early. It is very easy to change in to a med major later. Also if you say major in premed and decide you don't like it, it reflects poorly on some people who may consult your college records later. You don't want to seem like a waffler. Also you get a broad spectrum of courses by choosing a non-med major to begin with.
People will speak otherwise often, but large universities though slightly impersonal, offer a large variety of courses that you should take advantage of. You may find that you really like chemistry or politics. Go to a school where if you do decided to go a different direction you have that option. If you go to a liberal arts school and then decide you really like science, well you are out of luck.
Try to pick a college that is not too far away from home and do research on the program that you wish to enter before enrolling. A good campus visit is always important. Do good in high school because that will affect what kind of college you can go to. I know you may not want to start at a community college to obtain an obstetrics degree so buckle down now. And do good on your ACT and colleges will be contacting you.
My biggest and best advice: go to a college that gives you a wide variety of things to study. Your plans will more than likely change... for example, the college of business at a university is probably a good thing to take into consideration. Don't pick a university that has a ridiculously competitive college of business. I wish I hadn't... and don't major in anything that falls into the college of liberal arts unless you are sure you want to go to grad school. Get a technical, medical or business degree.
Keep your options OPEN!