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Finding the correct path?

Well here's the big question that I've tried so hard to figure out. How do I find the correct way in life? Currently I'm going to school for medical biology because I've always been fancied by health and being that person for people to come to for help with their health related issues. However, the work involved in becoming a doctor seems a bit daunting because I absolutely hate MATH. Every time I look at a multiplication or division problem I want to tear down a building with a library of math books inside! The main reason I choose science is because my ACT score showed that science was my strong point, MATH being the LEAST! Furthermore, my likes are, health, music, and science. What is your opinion on my situation? I want to go to med school one day but I don't want to waste my time either if this whole MATH subject gets in the way. Speaking to my advisor I'll need at least trigonometry! I'm in math 0052 and failing as of right now, is medical biology for me then? I want to get a degree but MATH really kicks my but in college and my overall GPA. Someone please give me some insight on which major would be best for me. Remember, my likes are health, music, and science!

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Sounds to me like you aren't sure of your choice for a profession. I suggest you do what you love, and the money will follow. If you aren't doing something that makes you jump out of bed every single day because you love what you're doing, then don't do it. If it's just the math that's a stumbling block, why not try a tutor? You still might graduate and become a Biologist who sings on the side for fun, or writes music, There are no rules really. Above all, don't sweat it, because you have your whole life ahead of you.

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I have a friend who is a doctor, and apparently math has a lot to do in the field of medicine. I wonder why. You need to go to a career counselor for more information on which course you should be attending. Else you might end up wasting a lot of years ending up nowhere.

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It's because a lot of medicines are based on math ratios ... EG: so many mg per lb of patient's weight, taking age into account.
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Oh yeah. But those are simple conversions. Isn't it? But may cost a life.
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It's going to be VERY difficult for you to get any science-related degree (including in health) without advanced levels of math.

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If you are struggling with math already, you are not going to enjoy physics or chemistry which both required for med school and to take the MCAT. Do you really want to be a doctor or are you doing it because the ACT indicated you might be good at it? If you are doing it because the ACT, then you are going to find that it is not worth the work/money/time if you don't have the passion for it. However, if you do really want to be a doctor, then (most times) you'll find a way to overcome your obstacles and become one.

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I'm not that smart, ill admit that. all I want to do is get my A+ certification as a hardware tech and play drums, and martial arts all my life. that's my dream, to be able to do those two things with a hardware job. my parents and family will claim me as nuts and probably hate me if i don't get a degree. I wish I could just get that certification and get a hardware job. this is like my fourth procrastination of claiming to work on getting a degree. no one will ever believe me now.
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