What are good majors for becoming a medical doctor other than biology, chemistry, and etc?
Beyond that, the major does not matter 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.
Hello Sujeong: My son recently graduated from medical school this summer 2018 and is now a Resident Pediatrician. Here are some steps he took:
1) High scores on SAT & ACT
2) Select a college/university that offers at least "Biological Science" (ie, you don't have to major in Pre-Med, Biology, Chemistry, etc.). What you major in is up to you. But, check with the school because they may have specific programs and offer financial aid in your "major discipline"
3) Score well on MCAT Exam the "first time" (retake if necessary)
4) Apply to "all" the Med Schools you are interested in. Recommendation is to apply in the order of preference
5) DO NOT limit yourself to where you would like to get Matched (your last choice might be the one you get matched )
5 a) 4 yrs of Medical School
5 b) Find an Internship (paid or volunteer) over a summer
6) 3 to 4 yrs of Residency (this is after Med School)
6 a) Fellowship (specialize) is 3 to 4 yrs (this is after Residency)
Good Luck to You!