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Can I pursue a medical degree without liking biology?

I love the concept of helping those in need and improving the health of others, but I am not interested in the science of Biology. #doctor #medicine #biology #healthcare #pre-med #doctorate-degree

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Erin’s Answer

So, there are lots of ways to help people outside of being a healthcare professional. Lawyers, customer service professionals, bartenders, plumbers and so many others help everyday! Consider reading "what color is my parachute" a book that helps people narrow down what they are interested in. You may be a future doctor or a future CEO. who knows! Either way, it should be doing something you love so it doesn't feel like work. Good luck!
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Catherine’s Answer

Hi there! You can study any subject that you are interested in, as long as you are able to complete all of the requirements for applying to medical school. Work with a school counselor to make sure you are scheduling all of your requirements over your four years of undergraduate. For more information, check out this answer to a very similar question: https://www.careervillage.org/questions/20972/is-it-necessary-to-be-in-a-pre-medicine-program-during-undergraduate-school-in-order-to-attend-medical-school?page=1#20994


However, there definitely is a lot of biology that you will need to know as an undergraduate and in medical school to be a good doctor, so it would definitely help if you like it. That said, if what you want to do is work with patients, there are other roles out there where you don't have to learn a lot of biology, but you won't be able to provide clinical care to patients.

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