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Does it matter which university you're going to in order to get into medical school?

I'm in high school hoping to go into a health profession after college. I am currently undecided about which university I want to go to and what my major will be. #university #college #university #medicine

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Estelle’s Answer

Any for your college that allows you to complete your premed requirements and obtain a bachelor’s degree will qualify you for medical school. It doesn’t really matter where you go to college as long as you have a good GPA, a good MCAT score, and strong letters of recommendation. However, certain states like Texas prefer applicants in Texas over out-of-state applicants. So, if you do want to go to medical school in a certain state, you might want to consider applying to that college or college is in that state. Best of luck on your journey to becoming a physician.

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Rachel’s Answer

No. Any 4 year university should be able to provide you with all of the premed requirements (1 year biology, 1 year inorganic chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry + labs, physics, calculus, and biochemistry). I would look at each school individually and see which fits your personality and desired major (does not have to be science) best.

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Richard’s Answer

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

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Michelle’s Answer

Hi, Harry! It does not matter which college you go to in order to gain admissions into a medical program as long as you meet all of their requirements. My suggestion is that you choose a school that suits you and would not put you into too much debt. Just remember to keep your GPA up, get involved in extra curricular activities, get experience in and out of the medical field, attain leadership positions, etc.

Do what you can to grow as a student and future healthcare provider. Try stand out! Good luck :)