Quick Answer: Do You Have To Be Really Smart To Be A Doctor?

Do I have to be a genius to be a doctor?

Somewhere they told us that the average IQ for physicians is 120.

Depending on who you ask, some say genius starts at 135, others 140, there’s probably another number floating around.

But no, one does not need to be a genius as 1/2 physicians have IQs of 120 or lower..

Do you have to be good at science to be a doctor?

Just to get into medical school, the prerequisites are biology, biochemistry, chemistry and physics. The better you are at those subjects, the better your chance of being accepted. Knowledge and training being an accepted standard to providing medical services, it doesn’t end there if you want to be a good doctor.

Can I be a doctor if im bad at math?

Before suggesting yes, you absolutely can become a doctor if you’re not good at math, it’s important to break down what math actually is. Most people think of arithmetic (addition, subtraction etc) as math. Skills important for dosage and pharmacological-based calculations. But that’s more the study of numbers.

How old is the youngest doctor in the world?

17 years, 294 daysBalamurali Krishna “Bala” Ambati (born July 29, 1977) is an American ophthalmologist, educator, and researcher. On May 19, 1995, he entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s youngest doctor, at the age of 17 years, 294 days.

What is the youngest you can become a doctor?

Generally most people graduate college at age 22 and medical school at 26. Then after three years of internship and residency, many physicians begin their career at age 29. However, the training for some specialties can last until the physician’s early to mid 30’s.

Can I become a doctor if I’m not smart?

You don’t have to be smart to become a doctor but you can’t be dumb. Just because you want to become a doctor does not mean you are capable of becoming one. To succeed in medical school, you have to have to possess a few qualities so that you can pass medical school and licensing exams.