How do you go from being a college student to being a doctor? First, you need to be sure about your motivation. Your interest in a career in medicine needs to be well founded based on knowledge and exposure to clinical settings. That is, being inspired by medical shows on TV or a vague desire to “help people” is not enough. You also need to have a clear idea of what it takes to be competitive for medical school admission. The road to becoming a doctor is long and arduous and, if you are suited for the profession, highly rewarding. You can read the details about the steps here.