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My Path from High School to Medical School | High School Transcript Reveal!

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In this video, I talk about my journey from high school to medical school. I didn't talk too much about extracurricular activities I did or the number of AP classes I took during high school because I honestly don't think it matters all that much for med school. That said, I do think high school is a great time to explore and develop who you are as a person and pursue hobbies and interests that make you UNIQUE. Getting into a "good college" definitely has its merits but it won't necessarily help you get into medical school. From my experience, medical schools look for people who have a variety of interests and hobbies. Doing well in college is obviously very important but as admittance to medical schools becomes more and more competitive, schools are looking beyond the numbers (GPA & MCAT) and starting to assess each applicant as a whole. As you will see, I was not the best student in high school and I wanted to be as transparent about that as I possibly can. I want to encourage everyone to not give up on your dreams even if you're not going to a "good" college or have a certain GPA. I also want to stress the importance of setting specific goals and working towards them. For me, realizing I wanted to go to medical school made such a huge difference in how I performed in school. If you are already a good student in high school and have tons of extracurricular activities, keep up the good work! But don't forget to LIVE your life and find time to do the things you love doing. Find your passion IN and OUTside of school. ________________________________________________________ Check out the rest of the videos that are part of this series: What's in my med school backpack: https://youtu.be/bAh4MxPb0iA FAQ about how to get into medical school: https://youtu.be/2PehxHQLBM4 What's in my white coat: https://youtu.be/KROFnLSDc7Y How a typical medical school schedule looks like: https://youtu.be/da917hZV-wo Useful Apps I use in Medical School: https://youtu.be/S-e3uA-SdG0 Typical Weekly Schedule of a Med School Student: https://youtu.be/da917hZV-wo Study Tips for Medical School and College: https://youtu.be/MUGnNH9AEX0 A Typical Day in Medical School: https://youtu.be/RgftpK99w2I How to Prepare and Study for the MCAT: https://youtu.be/iK8FK3o5lA0 Study Schedule of a Medical School Student: https://youtu.be/H9XFLqJ0Xb8 First Year vs Second Year of Medical School: https://youtu.be/T4cT-jZHCzY Med School Essentials Giveaway!: https://youtu.be/Vmt9G5zUDxU Staying Motivated in Medical School: https://youtu.be/RL2UtHdNkSQ A Typical Weekend in Medical School: https://youtu.be/ad-3Jf40i-Y Favorite Note Taking Tools and Stationery: https://youtu.be/QkfRgPD6QBQ My Path from High School to Med School: https://youtu.be/-3RJs7aSSOQ Typical Day in Medical VLOG: https://youtu.be/pWnktL1LAv8 ----------------------------------------­­---------------------- Also find and follow us on Instagram and Twitter at: https://twitter.com/thestrivetofit https://instagram.com/thestrivetofit Snapchat: TheStriveToFit Check out our entire video catalog: http://goo.gl/BnyBsW Mailing Address: Jamie L. PO Box 904 New York, NY 10462 ______________________________________
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aranza m.gabriela (2 дня назад)
I have never been so relieved in my Liiiiiiiiife. I dont think i ever realized how much I needed this until now.
Andrew Jackson (5 дней назад)
Thank you so much you've just relieved a ton of stress!! I really want to go into the medical field. Im in 10th grade I make A's And B's so thank you for this video!!
RKekt (11 дней назад)
I love how she says everything in such a calming way that make you feel like its easy and that you can definitely do it.
Jagan ganesha007 (15 дней назад)
love you..
Ryan Hui (15 дней назад)
I just got accepted to medical school and before my senior year of highschool my gpa was 1.9. I barely graduated with a 2.0. I didn't know I wanted to do medicine until my sophmore year of college but just know highschool doesn't define your success in life.
Faith Lapointe (17 дней назад)
I know I'm super late watching this, but thank you! I've always wanted to go to medical school, but I thought since I mostly get B's in high school, it wouldn't be possible. This made me realize I can do it, and not give up <3
Faith Lapointe (14 дней назад)
Thank you, you're amazing!
Ryan Hui (15 дней назад)
Faith Lapointe i just got accepted to med school and my highschool gpa at the beginning of my senior year of HS was 1.9. Highschool grades definitely do not define success. I also didnt choose medicine until my junior year of college so if youre earlier on and know what you want to do you're ahead of the game. Never give up :)
Joanna Hills (26 дней назад)
What medical school do you attend ?
Spelfy Sketch (1 месяц назад)
Thanks so much for the tips and advice, this will really help me in highschool(I'm also not the best student I don't take those "special classes, but I'll try my best to make it into them) I still have a lot of time, thank you.
Rhea Malana (1 месяц назад)
I have 30+ absences right now 😂
Eliah Hughes (1 месяц назад)
"I wasn't the best student" *has A and B in every semester* I mean C's, but senior year, common
weebly her (1 месяц назад)
I don’t do subjects pertaining to medicine right now in high school because I didn’t know I wanted to become a doctor😪😪
Christina Colón (1 месяц назад)
This video made my heart smile 🧡
Jordan Semmel (1 месяц назад)
Barely am gonna graduate, going to the army to straighten up, high school was just a really bad 4 years and I'm hoping to be able to help my parents financially and take the GI bill to my advantage, see you in the hospital one day 💙❤
Michael Ramos (1 месяц назад)
Love the shirt, OFWGKTA forever!
xXWRedWolfWX x (2 месяца назад)
4.0 GPA is impossible... but 3.9 GPA is....
evelyn r. (2 месяца назад)
honestly, this is so reassuring. im currently a junior with pretty good, but not PERFECT grades (some b+s in my hardest classes) and not too many great extracurriculars & basically this counselor that i went to said i wouldn't be able to get into college because i didn't have straight a's. thanks for stressing that even if you don't initially go to a prestigious college, things can work out <3
Jess Ranieri (2 месяца назад)
can i still pass the mcat or gamsat. though i didn't do chemistry or physics in high school? i did up to year 10. can i learn them the year before i sit the tests and still get a passing grade to get into med school?
FuturePediatricSurgeon (2 месяца назад)
This just proves that college is much more important than that of high school. I hear all the time “y’know, you have to do super well in high school to go to med school.” Which is true in a sense, because you do need to get into college... but it’s not really all that accurate! Overall college GPA, pre-med classes GPA, EC’s, and MCAT score are what actually matter... plus! There’s NO shame in getting help! Almost all colleges have free tutoring services!
Giselle Rodriguez (2 месяца назад)
I am very grateful for videos such as these. I want to pursue a career in medicine, most likely an obgyn( which I'm leaning more on) or trauma surgeon. And I have been stressing lately since it's my senior year and no one in my family can help me with the path I'm trying to pursue. I'm currently taking ap calculus and the only reason I took it was to have some understanding of what i will face in college, math is not my strongest subject whatsoever. I've been having a great deal of self doubt and tend to lower my own self esteem, but hearing your words of advice has put me at ease. Thank you! Subscribed to your awesome chanel💜💜
Handy Pranata (2 месяца назад)
I didnt takr chemistry, physics , and additiomal maths ( i only took biology) for my freshman and sophomore year and i am scared to take chem and phys for my junior and senior because i didnt habe the basics yet , but i really wanted to go to medical school and i have heard some said that you need to take all sciemces in order to go to medical school I really need an answer so it would mean anything if someone could answer my question if its possibke to go to medical school without chemistry or physics Thxx fir reading and please reply😉
Freda Frimpomaa (3 месяца назад)
I am a junior in high I am in all regular classes which I hate but I will be challenging myself during my senior year
Kubono Ponpon (4 месяца назад)
I can relate in some level. Since I moved in America around my first year in high school and it was one of the biggest struggle I’ve ever been. Given that I also moved to japan with no known knowledge about their language and went for a whole year with nothing but just sitting in class and not have to learn a single thing relating to education just focusing on learning their language. Those changes really had a toll on me and my school career as a kid.
Lalalakaka Rúgbi (4 месяца назад)
Please check you dm
angela chu (4 месяца назад)
Thanks for the video! And here is a question. Is it possible for an international student to get in a med school in America? I'm kind of interested in medical stuffs, and i'm not an American permanent resident. Thanks
Jazmin P (4 месяца назад)
What does she major in med school? I’m trying to figure out what to specialize in
- ruunmina - (5 месяцев назад)
*THIS IS SO INSPIRING 😍😍😍😍*
Proud Gryffindor (5 месяцев назад)
Omg you are so real and I love you 😘
Mariah Guerrero (5 месяцев назад)
Thank your for the inspiration
Ashley V (5 месяцев назад)
so can you speak korean???? please speak korean in your next vlog!!!!!!
Holly Dyana (5 месяцев назад)
As an AP & Honors student in a very large and competitive school, I’ve been facing a lot of self doubt lately because I’m not doing as well as I want to be doing. Since I want to pursue medicine, I watch videos on channels similar to yours, and it seems like so many of them are giving pre-med (and high school) students unrealistic expectations for themselves. Thank you so much for doing the opposite and showing that you don’t NEED a perfect GPA to make it in medicine. You’re a true inspiration for me! xoxo <3
Puppysa (5 месяцев назад)
did you take organic chem?? if so, did it help you at all in your med school journey? the med school im looking at doesnt need organic chem as a requirement but other schools do need organic chem as a requirement, so do you suggest that i take it?
anna jess (6 месяцев назад)
u motivated me to work harder to reach my goal <3 med school <3
moonrice555 (6 месяцев назад)
Good! We need more doctors out there ruining people's lives and selling them on expensive procedures they don't need.
whelma panda paler (6 месяцев назад)
I really do want to do well in school......
ReSa (7 месяцев назад)
I really enjoyed this vid! I have pretty much similar background story. I moved here from Korea when I was 7th grade too! Except for the fact that I failed to stay away from my Korean friends. English has been always my challenge. I am preparing for MCAT now and I really don't know where to even begin from. Any tips? Thank you for great vids!
Jainil Patel (7 месяцев назад)
Wow! Compared to others youtubers she actually makes it seem like getting into med school isn't that stressful
Mimi strohmeyer (7 месяцев назад)
what medical school are you going to now?
adriana agundis (7 месяцев назад)
I’m not good at math or science so I’m so worried I won’t be able to go to medical school to become a future dermatologist. I researched and this is really my dream job, but I feel like I’m not good enough..idk what to do. I have a few months left to decide before I graduate. Any advice?
Diamond Urey (4 месяца назад)
I have this issue but my dream career is a gynecologist. If your ultimate goal is to be a dermatologist then you'll have to make things work . Why is it that you're not good in math and science? Does it bore you or is it too hard ? Find a way to connect what you're learning to every day life and it'll get interesting. Have a study plan that works ! Make flashcards, watch YouTube videos on the subject you're learning and ask your teacher for help ! Premed includes math and science courses but many medical schools like if you take humanities. Watch other YouTubers who are in premed currently and ask what majors they're taking or use Google !
Lala Lou (7 месяцев назад)
What extra curriculars did you do as a pre med? Xx
Angelia Tu (7 месяцев назад)
Hey Jamie! I am currently in grade 10 living in Canada. My grades have been straight As but as the classes become more challenging I think I'm getting less confident. Also my high school only offers 3 AP classes which isn't great. I really want to go to the states for university but I'm scared because there is so much competition and pressure to do well and get into a good school. My goal is to study biological sciences, but to me right now it seems like I am too ambitious for it to be possible. Whenever I watch your videos, I feel more hopeful and that if I work really hard, I might be able to achieve my goals!
Erin Carroll (7 месяцев назад)
You are my idol. I started my freshman year of college away from home in the fall of 2015. After one semester I decided I hated being away from home, and was unsure of my future, so I packed up my stuff and quit. Now its about two years later and I'm just now ready to go back to college. Ive always secretly played around with the idea of being a doctor, and over these last couple months its been really sticking with me. Although I am not 100% sure I want to pursue a career in medicine, I definitely think it is a good possibility. Being out of school for a while has made me a bit hesitant to go back, and also makes me doubt my abilities even though I know that I am intelligent. I found your channel about a year ago and it has been breath of fresh air. Just watching your video about your journey from high school to med school made me open my eyes because you said you had struggled a bit in school... and look at you know. You're becoming a doctor. You're almost done with med school! You are such an inspiration. I remember in that video you mentioned that you didn't have an initial plan of what you wanted to do for a career. I was undecided about what I wanted to do for so long, and it makes me confident to hear that you started off confused and unclear about your future path too. I hope you accomplish everything you ever dreamed of. I hope I can too! Best of luck!!!
farah messan (8 месяцев назад)
Did you do any science subjects in high school?
Jessica Hernandez (8 месяцев назад)
I love you!!! You are so inspiring !! Girl power !❤️❤️❤️
Ali Khan (8 месяцев назад)
So in america you need to already have a degree to study medicine? in the UK (where i'm starting medical school at Leicester) you can go straight from sixth form- age 16-18. There are courses which are postgraduate only such as in Warwick but they are the minority. that said- the medicine courses still require a good score in the UKCAT or BMAT exams and are 5-6 years instead of 4 years
Random Girl (5 месяцев назад)
Ali Khan thats why i like uk system and hate the european one
Aly A (9 месяцев назад)
Is it just me or are all surgeons in the band
Cindy Sumair (9 месяцев назад)
Everytime I get discouraged. I always find myself looking at your videos and it always gives me motivation. Thank you. I've been following you for a couple years now and your videos really help.
Alana Garisson (9 месяцев назад)
I really enjoy your videos thank you!
shaley harper (9 месяцев назад)
this made me feel so much more confident about my future! I have a 4.3 gpa (high school) and I'm still worried I won't make it into a college I want to be in
Beedy's World (9 месяцев назад)
I love your videos!! When would you say is the best time to take the Mcat? I have heard that some have taken it junior year of college.
Kat (9 месяцев назад)
Barnard??Damn...good school!!!
Ennie A (9 месяцев назад)
You seriously are my favorite YouTuber!!!
Maria Giselle (9 месяцев назад)
AP STATS IN 10th GRADE??😱 DANG GURL🔥🔥
Oscar Mendoza (9 месяцев назад)
She's taking AP STAT and PreCal as a sophomore I'd say she's better then the average student
Sahil Chauhan (9 месяцев назад)
she is beautiful
Jessica Toller (10 месяцев назад)
What was your GPA in high school?
itz rona (10 месяцев назад)
i have no words to express how much intiated to work on my dream to become a doctor
L A (10 месяцев назад)
Tip no:1 how to get good grades and straight A's, be Korean :( . i love your videos though, u inspire me <3
Destany Nancy (10 месяцев назад)
What did you get on your SAT?
OWLS (10 месяцев назад)
Do you think there would be a time to earn money by teaching kids...bascially earning money during pre-med or in medical school?
Kawaii Elephant (10 месяцев назад)
Thank you! This really did help me feel better! I really do feel as if my dream to be in the medical field is reachable 😚😊
HAnnah Ding (10 месяцев назад)
Hi I have a question? Is there a way to get out of remedial chemistry/intro to chemistry (which doesn't satisfy the premed req). I don't think I'd have time or money for an extra class. Would my premed advisor allow for it? They already registered me for Intro for the fall semester (I'm a freshman). We registered the classes during orientation and I'm not sure if I can still switch out of Intro and into Gen Chemistry. Thank you!!
Kimberlyn McMurray (11 месяцев назад)
I'm just trying to make it in life😞
Colleen Beck (11 месяцев назад)
Did you need clinical experience in undergrad to go to med school? If so, what did you do for that? I know some schools, like PA programs require a certain amount of hours.
Colleen Beck (11 месяцев назад)
I'm also starting my first year of grad school right now and find your videos to be very motivational! Thank you. :)
Annie Nguyen (11 месяцев назад)
I feel u with the high school transcript thing lmao I did well freshman year cuz the classes were so easy and I ended up being in all honors classes after that and my life went downhill from there lmfso
Kelly (11 месяцев назад)
My average gpa is 3.33 and all the schools i want to get into say they require a minimum of 3.8 gpa which is really discouraging. I want to go into science because i have a true passion for it and in the future i will decide whether to continue science or to transition into medical. This video lifted up my hopes at least a bit lol. Thanks!
hiba wazni (11 месяцев назад)
Hey just wanted to know more about your experience with MCAT. I'm kinda really nervous about med school because of it. I heard a lot fail the exam.
Julia G (11 месяцев назад)
I'm about to be a junior in high school. I got Cs and Bs last semester in honors and AP classes. I feel like a failure lol but I really want to go to medical school.. SOS
lilmissperfect43 (11 месяцев назад)
This makes me feel much better about having a 3.75 gpa (high school). I moved around a lot so my credits got messed up and I struggled bc I'm an International Baccalaureate student and my grades are mostly B's. but there are people with 4.3s so it made me feel like a failure. But seeing this video just makes me feel more confident.
Krishna Patel (11 месяцев назад)
Thanks for this video! It gives me some hope because I wasn't the best student either in high school, but now that I'm in college, I'm working really hard to try to get into med school! You give me so much motivation!
chrissyluvspeace (11 месяцев назад)
oh my gosh, this is such a weight off my shoulders. I have a 4.34 gpa (high school) because i have so many extracurriculars (2 theatre classes and 1 choir class) and i've been so stressed that i won't make it into the schools of my dreams. just hearing that i don't have to have a 4.7 makes everything so much better.
sydney ray (11 месяцев назад)
So Inspiring!!
\\twinkle // (11 месяцев назад)
in our country it's like our 10th marks decide what stream we will get😅......so if we want med. than we have to do bring 9.0 cgpa😅😅
Celaena S (1 год назад)
Did u go to a selective high school?
yusuf matan (1 год назад)
What medical school does she go to
fake PCY (1 год назад)
what I learned from this video: u don't need to be #1 in high school to pursuit a career in the medical field
92soul (1 год назад)
what is the background music?
Ashley DeJuliannie (1 год назад)
I absolutely love your channel. As a high school senior who wants to become a surgical doctor, your channel will help me so much now and for years to come!!
aisyazulaika abdullah (1 год назад)
Thank you vv much for this video. It's really inspired me since I'm 15 right now Thank youuuuu💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖
camille22 (1 год назад)
thank you!!! you've given me the courage to switch from nursing to premed best of luck❤❤
(1 год назад)
This video really helped me. Since day one of school it has been drilled in my head that you need to be the best to succeed but after watching this video I realize that I only need to be the best at what I'm capable of. Therefore, thank you for making this video!😊
alex (1 год назад)
I wish I studied all the time 😞
Mariah Guerrero (1 год назад)
I live i Mckinney Tx and my parents want me to go to Collin College to save money and not be in debt
Mariah Guerrero (1 год назад)
Thank you for the inspiration Im in choir and my grades aren't all as but still a's and b's and I worry I can't ever be a doctor.
Dilu Seneviratne (1 год назад)
Hi Jamie what kind of extracurricular did you pursue in college that helped you get into medical school? From what I know grades and MCAT are only part of the application process.
Teenahs Lounge (1 год назад)
The 1st med school I went to wasted my time for 1 year, I had to drop out and spend 6 months at home searching for a better med school, dealing with application discriminations and more. But right now, I am a 3rd year med student vlogging my life on Youtube. I made a lot of bad choices when going to med school but I am happy right now. Enjoyed your video.
Manasa Prasad (1 год назад)
what colleges did she apply to ?
Adrianna Tamayo (1 год назад)
i wanna be a surgeon orthopedic but I'm really bad at math does that matter or?
Jessica chavez (1 год назад)
you are my fav, you have no idea how much you have affected my day today!
Helen Chiang (1 год назад)
I know this is an older video but thank you so much for posting it! It seriously motivates me so much to keep working hard and achieve my goal of becoming an obstetrician (I'm a sophomore student, not a native English speaker either). 😙😙😙
Mr. Handy (1 год назад)
In my country, there is no such thing as AP classes, just Applied and Academic classes (In a way, comparable to AP classes, but not really.) So it was interesting to see the difference...
Mariela Monjaras (1 год назад)
This comforted me so much in a time of great stress. God bless
jamie danielle (1 год назад)
what did you get your bachelors degree in before applying to med school?
Lindsay Song (1 год назад)
You're so inspiring. I'm Korean-American and I can understand the culture and language change and that obviously would never help. But it's always so good to hear that you were a "normal" high schooler. I'm an engineer, but I always find your videos so fascinating. I hope you're doing well and sending lots of love!
paradiseheaven (1 год назад)
Which med school did she go to?
Unknown Sam (1 год назад)
why do youtuber never release their college transcripts because medical schools only care about that?
Jessica Anderson (1 год назад)
What was your major in the end before med school?
Young Corner Specialist (1 год назад)
Heard about your channel from another fellow Med student that I am subscribed to, (Rashid Vlogs). He gave you a shout out in his most recent video and I would love to see a response video! Love the content your putting out!
Laura G. (1 год назад)
Do you have to love science and be absolutely fascinated by it to love being a doctor? Because I personally don't adore science but I do think it's interesting. Maybe it's just my high school classes but I'm not the biggest fan of science. Is it really that important? SOS
킴라 (1 год назад)
This gives me hope! I did pretty good 9th-11th (Mostly As, maybe a few Bs scattered around). My senior year I had, if I remember correctly, 3 As, 2 Bs, 2 Cs and a D+ (that was in a math class... I suck at math already and having senoritis+anxiety at the time made things worse). Being from a small town I did not have many extracurriculars; I was in a club for 3 years (we only had 2 clubs) and was not in sports bc the only sport I like is soccer and my school didn't have it. So that sucked too. I just graduated in 2016 and took a year off to save $ and figure out my path. I decided on becoming a PA. I have always been interested in the medical field and PA is perfect. All your tips really motivate me towards my goal! Now I just need to make it through undergrad~
Sierra Lobo (1 год назад)
Thank you for helping me believe in myself again, you've given me so much hope. I've wanted to be a doctor for as long as I can remember (literally). I was also a straight A student, but I ended up going into the IB diploma program from 11th grade to my current 12th grade year, and my grades plummeted, even for the classes I'm best at. I've started doubting my skills and knowledge, and wondering if I could actually take the pressure of Med school if I was already going nuts in high school. ^-^" Good luck to everyone here with whatever you want to do.

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