Qualify Your Research
General exploration into the necessary background for necessary for many prospective careers in medicine can largely be done on your own. Be certain to use your resources wisely; stick to credible sources and seek the advice of professionals.
Ensure the authority of your resources. The internet can be a powerful tool, but absorbing much of the inane chatter from well-meaning people in forums and chat rooms will most likely provide you with a hodgepodge of misinformation. Most posts are offered by people who have opinions based solely in hearsay without source or experience. Before following any advice, be certain the person who is writing is qualified to make their assertions.
Confirm that you have completed the basic coursework required by the institution of your choice by reviewing their admissions requirements. Most schools offer this information online. Taking early steps to address any shortcomings in your qualifications will go a long way toward showing interviewers that you are dedicated.
Educational and experiential requirements for any particular specialty can readily be determined by searching medical job posts online and consulting medical employment services. You should cross-reference the educational requirements with the coursework offered by your post-graduate institution to ensure you will be receiving the most appropriate education for your desired career.