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How much does your college major matter if you want to be a doctor? Do you actually use the dreaded o-chem in your work as a physician?

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Estelle’s Answer

As long as you take the premed requirements, your major is up to you. I recommend picking a major for what you have a passion. I have never used organic chemistry since the MCAT.
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Richard’s Answer

I have not used o chem as a radiologist.

Pick 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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Cheryl’s Answer

Your major is less of a factor than how much you prepare for the MCAT. But note that it will be easier to prep for the MCAT if you have classes and experience in the sciences such as biology and chemistry. You will also need some background in classes related to policy, administration, ethics and privacy laws, etc.
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Valeria’s Answer

As I once read in a book, all of those classes are just brick walls set in place to show how badly someone wants something! Those who want it will put in the effort to get past those brick walls.

That being said, those classes are still important!! The concepts help understand the bigger picture of medicine!

Good luck to you in your journey! :)
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