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Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeon, what's best major for Bachelors degree?

If my long term goal is to become an Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeon, what is the best major to study for my Bachelors degree?
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Rachel’s Answer

I would say major in whatever field interests you and will allow you to maintain an excellent GPA. GPA and testing scores are the most important factors in gaining admission.
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Kyle’s Answer

Since you need to apply to medical school after undergrad college, you should choose a bachelors degree that will help you prepare for medical school. Anything in the sciences field (biology, chemistry, etc.) are probably the best options. However, there is no set path. I have a friend who went to medical school and he got a business minor in undergrad.

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Research what subjects are most important to everyday work as an Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeon (may be able to Google this) and then match that to a major at whichever college you are attending.
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Richard’s Answer

Pick a major that interests you so you don't mind devoting a majority of your hours to studying. 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


I chose biochemistry because there was overlap with the premed requirements and I wanted to complete my degree in 3 years.
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