Can I major in Psychology and become a Pediatrician?
I am a Senior High school and I am super excited about working with patients. however I am having trouble figuring out if a Psychology major can become a Pediatrician. And I'm afraid if there will be a problem in the future. Please help meeeeee!!! #psychologymajor #pediatrician #premed
My name is JosieAnn. I am still a student. My dream is to work with mental health patients in the occupational therapy field. This part of this field is bearly breaking open. I have a background in teaching children art, and mopping floors, along with an AA in general studies with a focus in occupational therapy, human development, and physical therapy. I COMPLETELY agree with the advice to focus on multiple majors and pre-requisites. If you do this there's no way you won't be covered. I did this by going to for certificates first. let's change the job market for the future generations. You GO Girl!
Good luck to you
You have been given some excellent advice! As a psychology professor and mentor, I will advise you further. Medical school requires many prerequisite courses like biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology, etc. It would be wise to follow Oia's excellent advice and speak to a well-trained advisor about the best steps to prepare for medical school. Obtaining a minor in psychology or a double major could be a very viable option. But I ask this question: why psychology?
You see, you can gain lots of insight into psychology by taking psychology classes as your electives for your major in pre-medicine. This could prevent you from spending an additional year or so in school completing an additional major.
Best of luck to you!
Professor Galloway, ABD
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