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What is the best major when planning to be a doctor?

I plan to go to medical school. #doctor #medicine #hospital-and-health-care #healthcare #college-major

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Richard’s Answer

Pick a major that interests you so you don't mind devoting a majority of your hours to studying. 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.

I chose to major in biochemistry because there was overlap with the premed requirements and I wanted to complete my degree in 3 years.
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Stacie’s Answer

My daughter is heading in this direction as well. I recommend you speak with an advisor to get the answer but I am pushing my daughter into a Bachelors in Nursing. I feel like it will give you the opportunity to learn about patient care, disease processes and treatment and who knows, you might want to continue to get your CRNP or DNP.

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Jenna’s Answer

There are prerequisites to get into medical school, and usually some sort of science degree, like chemistry or biology, will allow you to get them. If you are missing any of these requirements, you can always take the additional class after you graduate while you are applying. If you know what medical schools you would like to apply to, do some research and see what classes they require before you can apply to their school. I think the major matters less than getting the background in the subjects you will need. Some colleges even have a pre-med course, which might fulfill your requirements. Check with your college adviser, he or she can probably guide you toward the right classes.

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