What classes should I take for a career in the medical field if I am a freshman in an undergraduate college?
I plan on becoming a medical doctor, and would like to know what classes should I take in my freshman college year. #college #doctor #graduate #medical-school
I would recommend to talk to as student advisor if available. However most med schools have the same requirements.
Here is a good article. Best wishes!
Tamara Smith, M.S., CPLC
I would have to agree with Dr. Ramirez-Nieto on contacting your academic advisor. What is the school you are currently attending, if it is not a school with a doctoral program? Are you attending a two-year college to obtain some credits until your are absolutely sure what you want to major in?
Best of luck to you!!!
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
Try to take bio, chem, and physics as a freshman so you will have the subject on the MCAT under your belt before junior year.