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Should I major in biology to become a surgeon

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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. It does not have to be science related. With a solid GPA and MCAT score, you should be a competitive applicant.
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Dennis’s Answer

The most common majors were:
Biological sciences—
Physical sciences—
Social sciences—
Humanities—
Specialized health sciences—
Math and statistics—
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Lena’s Answer

You can major in anything, honestly, as long as you incorporate all the pre-med required coursework! In fact, students who major in the non-life sciences often stand out in application pools because you can be seen as different from the others. https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/admission-requirements/
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Richard’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

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