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If you are interested in pursuing a medical degree, a high
school education emphasizing college preparatory classes is a must.
Advanced science courses, such as biology, chemistry, and physics
are necessary, as are math courses (such as algebra, geometry, and
calculus). These classes will provide an introduction to basic
science and math concepts and allow you to determine your aptitude
in these areas. Especially important are any courses emphasizing
laboratory work. Since college will be your next educational step,
it is also important to take English courses to develop your
researching and writing skills. Foreign language and social science
classes will also help make you an appealing candidate for college
admission as well as prepare you for your future undergraduate and
graduate education. Courses in computer science are a must as
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