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Is it worth pursuing pre-med for a biomedical engineer?

I will be studying biomedical engineering in college and I want to know whether it is worth going to med school later. #medicine #engineer #pre-med #biomedical-engineering #bio-engineering

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Richard’s Answer

Going to medical school is a good idea if you want to become a practicing physician. There are also other opportunities after medical school... different specialties appeal to different individuals. Or you can follow a nonclinical route in research or even hospital administration.
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Jarron’s Answer

I am a pre med bioengineering student at the University of Illinois. The curriculum is challenging to balance medical school prerequisites with, but my bioengineering classes cover almost all of the prerequisites. I simply have to take a few extra classes. I love my major, and I feel very equipped to enter the field of medicine. I would recommend majoring in BIOE for premeds who are very interested in math and physics as well as biology and chemistry, as the courses incorporated a lot of advanced math and physics. If this is what interests you and you want to become a doctor and go to med school, then you can certainly do it!
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Zach’s Answer

Hey!


Good question. I think unless you want to be a medical doctor or registered nurse stay away from pre med.... Or unless you want to design medical equipment with your bio engineering degree to fix issues you may learn about while I med school.


Bio enegineerinng should place you where'd you want to be. I suggest atudying trending fields of you want to add challenge to your degree. For example data science


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Rachel’s Answer

I think it is always worth going to medical school if you would like to become a physician. You may need to keep in mind that it can be a hard application process if you don't have a 3.8 GPA or better. Engineering can be a difficult major, so consider this when selecting your classes.
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Charles’s Answer

No. If you are certain that BioMed is where you want to go and you do not want to go to Med School, then focus your curriculum on courses that will improve your case for graduate school.

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William’s Answer

If you are thinking about going into Biomedical Engineering with the idea in mind of applying your engineering skills to the biological sciences, it makes great sense to me that you have a strong foundation in the biological sciences. Taking pre-med courses would give you that foundation. Going this route however, is arduous.

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Nick’s Answer

Unless you want to actually practice medicine, going to med school after biomedical engineering is completely unnecessary.

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