In order to qualify for med school could I just take the required course and major in something entirely unrelated to pre-med. If so, what classes will I need to qualify for med school and what grades would I need in those classes?
All USA med schools should have about the same pre-requisites or "pre-med" courses requirements as part of their accreditation guidelines.
I did major in chemistry and felt I should have done more human biology classes.
In my particular class, students coming from biology or medical background seemed to do better.
I still did well in school and find my career most rewarding.
Here is an interesting article that may be of help. Best wishes!
General biology 1 lecture and lab
General biology 2 lecture and lab
General chemistry 1 lecture and lab
General chemistry 2 lecture and lab
Organic chemistry 1 lecture and lab
Organic chemistry 2 lecture and lab
Physics 1 lecture and lab
Physics 2 lecture and lab
Evolution (maybe not required but I highly recommend you take if not)
If your university offers these classes, I highly recommend you take them:
- Human behavior (or something related)
-Anatomy lecture and lab (if lab is offered)
-Physiology lecture and lab (if lab is offered)
-Neurology or neuroscience