“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
BeADoctor.org offers aspiring doctors of all ages and stages a wide range of free resources, as well as a Future Doctor Society, where subscribers can access even more in-depth resources, all to help them become doctors.
Daily Emails: Just by signing up, you’ll receive an email a day about doctors and medicine. Reading just one email over the course of a week, or a month, or a year, or even ever, can spark an interest in learning more about one aspect of medicine, which can lead to a conversation about medicine, which can lead to someone saying, “You know, I think you’d be a great doctor when you grow up.” And that’s the start of a future doctor. Remember, it only takes a moment to be inspired for the rest of your life.
“I used to think science was boring, but BeADoctor.org makes it fun. Now I know so much that I can discuss science and medicine with my parents, my grandparents, my friends, my teachers, anyone.”
Dahlia M., Cleveland, Ohio
So Cool Sundays:
Highlighting what doctors around the world are working on.
A motivational quote, to remind you, “You can do this.”
True Fact Tuesdays:
A true (and awesome) fact about medicine and science.
"What Does That Mean" Wednesdays?
Learn a medical term and start talking like a doctor.
Think Like a Doctor Thursdays:
Challenge yourself to diagnose a fictitious patient.
Feel Good Fridays:
Begin the weekend with some encouragement and appreciation for everything that doctors do.
Conversation Starter Saturdays:
Conversation starters on healthcare, the medical system, medical ethics, and more.
How to Become a Doctor 101: A “cheat sheet” of the steps to become a doctor, such as required classes, entrance exams, and deadlines to watch for.
Medical Trivia: One of the best ways to get people interested in medicine and science is through trivia and other fun facts.
Conversation Starters: Medicine- and science-related conversation starters that parents and children can discuss anywhere, such as “What do you think happens between your tongue and your brain when you taste a food that is sweet or salty?”
Doctor-Recommended Books, Projects, Family Activities, and More: Our Medical Advisory Board, which is comprised of practicing doctors, issues recommendations of medicine- and science-related books, projects, family activities, and more that parents and children can do to help get children thinking about medicine.
Several times a day, we also post to our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and LinkedIn. We’ll post some of that content here, so check back here every day, or just subscribe to any of the accounts below!
FUTURE DOCTOR SOCIETY
With a subscription to our Future Doctor Society, you’ll have access to all of the following additional resources, as well as our free resources.
An age-appropriate lab coat, plastic stethoscope, and doctor kit with the BeADoctor.org logo.
“Cool School” gamified trivia: No tests, just science- and medicine-related questions. And no grades, just leveling up for getting the right answers. Bonus points for “streaks,” the number of consecutive days a child answers at least one question.
Links to medicine-related video games, such as games that simulate a day in the life of a doctor, and more.
Contests for children on why they want to be doctors and what they think makes being a doctor so great, as well as contests for medical students and practicing doctors, to show children what actually makes being a doctor so great.
Age-appropriate descriptions of medical specializations and the healthcare system overall, to help parents and children discuss what different types of doctors actually do, and to help them think about their possibilities.
A summer job/internship finder.
A mentor match program.
Practical guidance from current doctors on the classes and extracurricular activities that they would recommend to children considering careers in medicine.
Discounts on study guides, test prep classes, and more.
Information and guidance on how to finance your medical education, including links to scholarships and other funding sources.
Community message boards to exchange thoughts and ideas with parents and children who are also considering careers in medicine.
A podcast, “How I Became A Doctor,” featuring interviews with practicing doctors who discuss their own journeys to becoming doctors, and exclusive Q&As for attendees to ask doctors their own questions.
For students already in medical school, resources for licensing exam preparation, how to choose a specialty, the business of medicine, financial preparation for being a doctor, non-traditional career options for medical school graduates, and more.
Last but not least, for subscribers who complete 1, 3, 5 and 10 years of the Future Doctor Society, you will receive a certificate of achievement, so you can show off to family and friends how much you’ve learned.