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to be an anesthesiologist do you have to go into a certain major?

I want to be an anesthesiologist and I am majoring in biology #medicine #anesthesiology #doctor #medicine #healthcare #hospital-and-healthcare

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Richard’s Answer

Pick a major that interests you. You will need to get good grades in college in order to apply for medical school. At the medical school I attended, the average GPA is reported to be 3.85, so even one or two B's can hurt your chances of acceptance.

Aside from this, any major is acceptable as long as you complete the prerequisite courses.

Typical medical school prerequisites include:
Biology: Lecture – 4 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
General Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Organic Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Biochemistry: Lecture – 1 semester
General Physics: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Math: Statistics – 1 semester
English: Rhetoric (Composition) and Literature – 2 semesters

Some medical schools require humanities and social/behavioral science courses.
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Rachel’s Answer

Major in whatever field interests you and will allow you to maintain an excellent GPA. I majored in Spanish literature and had no trouble with my med school applications. You do need to complete the pre-med requirements, preferably with A’s. These include at least a year of biology, 1 year inorganic chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry + labs, physics, calculus, and biochemistry. Your junior year, you will need to take an MCAT study course prior to taking the MCAT. With a solid GPA and MCAT score, you should be a competitive applicant.
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Estelle’s Answer

I agree with Richard. He is correct. He is obviously very knowledgable. He should be listened to.

Any college that will allow you to complete your premed required courses and a medical school with strong residency matches into anesthesiology will be good choices.
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Corey’s Answer

Any typical med school major is fine. I do believe you will be better prepared with a strong biochemistry experience at some point since we rely extensively on medications and need to deeply understand pharmacology.
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