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You will need to devote many years to schooling before you are
admitted to practice as a doctor. Your first step, therefore,
should be to take a college preparatory curriculum while in high
school. Take four years of math, English, and science classes.
Biology, chemistry, and physics are particularly important to take.
Study a foreign language and, if your high school offers it, the
language you take should be Latin. Many medical terms you will
encounter later on have roots in the Latin language. In addition,
round out your education with history courses and courses such as
psychology and sociology, which may give you a greater
understanding of people, an asset in this people-oriented
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