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I want to be a gynecologist, which premed program would set me up for success?

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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.
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Estelle’s Answer

Pick a degree plan that really interests you. Your GPA, MCAT scores, personal statements, and letters of recommendation will be crucial in your medical school applications. If you are whole hearted in your undergraduate studies, the grades, evaluations, letters of recommendation will come naturally.
Good luck!
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Robyn’s Answer

I really think any premed major works. I was a dance major and then went to medical school and am now an obstetrician/gynecologist. I think you should choose something you are really interested in. Possibly something that explands your knowledge a little outside of just basic science so you are well rounded. Having said that, you do need to get in the basic science and math classes required for admission and for the MCAT. Don't pick what you think they want to see, pick what speaks to you and do well in it. Learn because you are passionate about it.
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Yasemin’s Answer

Hi Dahlia! So the premed route is offered at a 4 year university and I agree with the previous answers with taking classes and doing well. In addition you also want to keep your MCAT high as well, 508+ and keep your application stellar with volunteering both clinically/non clinically, shadowing a physician and possibly taking part in research if it interests you. Afterwards you apply to medical school then in the future of your studies you can branch off into the clinical of your choice. I would also recommend to check out AAMC.org as they offer helpful information about students wanting to pursue careers in healthcare, in addition keep up with your premed adviser to ensure you are keeping your application and requirements in check!

Best of luck!
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Rachel’s Answer

Agree. 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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