how do i become a family practice doctor?

I just graduated the eighth grade but i am really excited for high school and have goals to do well in my four years of high school. all i just want to know is what classes should i excel in,is there any courses that i should take if u know any thing please write back. p.s answers from family practice doctors would be much more appreciated :)

Somehow your question got posted via Australia. But your profile says you’re in New Jersey, so here’s the US answer:
You need a good general education. College prep courses in high school. Do reasonably well in them all. In college, you’ll want to plan for the requirements of the medical schools. Your college advisor should help, but you’ll want to get some information from the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) on the requirements, which are not all academic.
Later in college, you’ll take the exam that’s needed for entry into US medical schools, and make applications.
Medical school is pretty well the same for everybody. In your senior year, you’ll interview with some family medicine residencies, and you’ll enter "The Match" to match you with a training program. You’ll spend three years in that residency program.
High school is much too early to begin over-planning and worrying. You need to be a good student, but nothing you do there (within reason) is going to affect your entry into medical school. Have a good time, participate in extracurricular activities, and enjoy being a teenager.



  • 1] take as many sciences and maths [ incl calculus ] as possible
    2] get excellent grades – good practice for all your college classes
    3] always have one outside activity – play an instrument, play a sport, do community service, student council or honor society, etc.
    3] in college, take two semesters each of biology, organic chemistry, inorg chem, physics, calculus, and English
    4] need an excellent GPA
    Good luck!References : RN – and helping several church members get into med school!

  • Somehow your question got posted via Australia. But your profile says you’re in New Jersey, so here’s the US answer:
    You need a good general education. College prep courses in high school. Do reasonably well in them all. In college, you’ll want to plan for the requirements of the medical schools. Your college advisor should help, but you’ll want to get some information from the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) on the requirements, which are not all academic.
    Later in college, you’ll take the exam that’s needed for entry into US medical schools, and make applications.
    Medical school is pretty well the same for everybody. In your senior year, you’ll interview with some family medicine residencies, and you’ll enter "The Match" to match you with a training program. You’ll spend three years in that residency program.
    High school is much too early to begin over-planning and worrying. You need to be a good student, but nothing you do there (within reason) is going to affect your entry into medical school. Have a good time, participate in extracurricular activities, and enjoy being a teenager.References :


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