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What majors would you recommend in college in order to become an Emergency Room Physician

I am asking this question because I am a junior in high school getting ready to apply for college and I would like some advice. #pre-med

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Wael’s Answer

The link below has Georgetown premed curriculum.


thank you very much Keerthana M.

You are welcome. Wael Al-Rihawi

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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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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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Estelle’s Answer

Your major is not as important as your undergraduate grades, your MCAT score, your letters of reference, and your personal statements on your medical school application. For now, just focus on finding a major that really interests you in college so that you will make great grades and get strong letters of recommendation from professors that see your potential.
good luck!

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James’s Answer

hi brieana,

i graduated college in 1989 and have been a family physician for 20 years.

here's what i would think would be good skills for emergency room docs.

communication skills
mechanical skills
observational skills
and dexterity

your job is to figure out how to translate that into a college educational plan.

to me, i can see several options but you know yourself best.

good luck!