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what do you have to major in to become a doctor/nurse


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David’s Answer

You can start with all the require coursework for medical and nursing school which is the pre-med and pre-nursing courses while doing your undergraduate and once you decided which major you want to focus on then you apply for the college to complete, Medical will require you to do graduate school while nursing you can complete with a Bachelor degree and continue on for the Master and Ph.D for it. As a start for entering college you are already need to take some sciences coursework for the 1st year, there you can figure out which pathway or course you want to continues and complete for your profession or major.

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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

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Rachel’s Answer

No specific major is required to be a doctor. I would say 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 that vary from school to school. These include at least a year of biology, 1 year inorganic chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry + labs, physics, calculus, and biochemistry.

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Lisa’s Answer

Nursing is the major to become an RN. Community colleges are the most affordable. There are usually prerequisites and high GPAs required as well as an entrance exam. Once you start you must give 100%. A great career.

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