Daniel R.’s Answer
The most diverse major for undergraduate Pre-Med studies is Public Health. However, there is not any one major that is the best. It depends on what you want to pursue in the medical field. For example, I am in Pre-Med at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. My major is Public Health and my minor is Neuroscience. I want to become a neurosurgeon. At Wayne State University you can choose a bachelor's in Public Health, Biology or Psychology. Any of these degrees will prepare you for Med School. I recommend talking to the Pre-Med academic advisor first at the school you plan on attending. After you pass the MCAT and get accepted to Medical School, is when you will choose your main focus and direction. Such as being a surgeon, pediatrician, nutritional specialist, doctor of medicine in biochemistry and many more paths to choose from. First get a feeling for what you want to get your Medical Doctorates in and then make sure the medical school you want to attend offers that specialty Doctorates that you want to pursue. All Med schools have different offerings. I hope this helps. Good luck in classes and your studies. You'll do great!
Daniel R. recommends the following next steps:
- Talk to a Pre-Med academic advisor at the University you want to attend.
- Choose an area of expertise for Med School i.e. surgeon, pediatrician, biochemist, nutritionist etc...
- Take classes that will prepare you for taking the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test).