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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?

I'm interested in going to medical school but if I change my mind I want to major in something that I like and would get me a job after college. college doctor graduate

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Maria’s Answer

Hi
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!
http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/medical-school-admissions-doctor/2011/12/05/how-to-select-undergraduate-premed-coursework

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Omneya’s Answer

You can major in anything you want, but be sure you can take and afford the following required course for medical school:

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
English 1
English 2
Statistics
Biochemistry
Psychology
Cellular biology
Molecular biology
Evolution (maybe not required but I highly recommend you take if not)

If your university offers these classes, I highly recommend you take them:
- Genetics
- Pharmacology
- Human behavior (or something related)
-Anatomy lecture and lab (if lab is offered)
-Physiology lecture and lab (if lab is offered)
-Neurology or neuroscience



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