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Is it better to pick a specified major when trying to travel in a Pre-Med track?

I am thinking of majoring in biology and possiblly going Pre-Med. #medicine #biology #healthcare #pre-med #medical-school


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JD’s Answer

If you are interested in pursuing a medical degree, it would be a wise choice to select a biomedical type major within an allied health related field, i.e. nursing, medical technology, prosthetics, OT/PT, pharmacy. In the event that you do not go to medical school, for whatever the reason, these fields of study will provide you with marketable expertise and skills to pursue a rewarding career.


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Richard’s Answer

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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Rachel’s Answer

Major in whatever field interests you and will allow you to maintain an excellent GPA. I majored in Spanish literature and had no trouble with my med school applications. You do need to complete the pre-med requirements that vary from school to school. These include at least a year of biology, 1 year inorganic chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry + labs, physics, calculus, and biochemistry. Your junior year, you will need to take an MCAT study course prior to taking the MCAT. With a solid GPA and MCAT score, you should be a competitive applicant.

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