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What majors should I have to be an obstetrician?

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Monika’s Answer

Four-year undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. Students may consider taking courses in biology, chemistry and anatomy, which provide a foundation of education for medical school and human health. Most programs that offer science degrees also include laboratory courses, which allow students to become familiarized with lab equipment and procedures.
Need to Pass the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) :To gain entry into medical school.Then complete a 4-year medical school program. The next step is to complete an internship and residency in a hospital. An internship is usually a year long, while a medical residency may last between 3-7 years.The final step is to obtain a license
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Jamie’s Answer

The actual undergraduate major that you complete does not have to be directly related to your wish to continue to medical school. While your will want to make sure you take certain courses that will be required as prerequisites for medical school, your major could be Art or History. Think about what is going to allow you to perform the best academically so that your GPA makes you competitive for admission. Also, look at the requirements for medical schools you are interested in and weave those into your plans. I suggest this website as a good place to start: https://explorehealthcareers.org/
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Jodi’s Answer

For a career in ObGyn, or other women's health specialties there are many paths to take. Both the courses and the experiences you choose should be directed toward learning if you enjoy, and are good at a variety of things: teaching women about their bodies, helping people in pain, science, solving problems with your hands. There are many majors that can emcompass the prerequisites for medical school, but I believe you should also seek out experiences (volunteering in healthcare, educating about health issues, or with women/families) that will help confirm that you want to work with people.
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Estelle’s Answer

In the US, to apply to medical school, you need a bachelor's degree. Any 4-year university should suffice.

Pick a college that suits your personality and 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

Pick a degree that really interests you because GPA, MCAT scores, personal statements, and letters of recommendation are crucial in your medical school applications. If you enjoy your degree, the rest will come naturally.
Good luck!
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Jodi’s Answer

For a career in ObGyn, or other women's health specialties there are many paths to take. Both the courses and the experiences you choose should be directed toward learning if you enjoy, and are good at a variety of things: teaching women about their bodies, helping people in pain, science, solving problems with your hands. There are many majors that can emcompass the prerequisites for medical school, but I believe you should also seek out experiences (volunteering in healthcare, educating about health issues, or with women/families) that will help confirm that you want to work with people.
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