So you want to be a Doctor? A career in medicine is rewarding and challenging! It requires a serious educational commitment and depending on the area or specialty you want to pursue it can take 11 to 16 years to complete four years of undergraduate school, four years of medical school, and three to eight years of residency training.
But if you are passionate about helping people, interested in science and medicine, and look forward to continually learning about the latest medical advancements then this career is the right one for you.
The first step is to complete your pre-med coursework. The San Juan College Pre-Medical Sciences program is designed to provide you with the basic competencies, knowledge, and skills in anatomy and physiology, biology, chemistry, and physics that are required to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. Our classes are smaller than at a large institution so you’ll receive the individualized attention you need to successfully complete this challenging program.