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What do you think is the best science related major one should choose if one wants to go to medical school after college?

I want to go to med school after college, but I'm not sure what science field I should pursue. I am equally interested in chemistry, physiology, and biology. #medicine


You have to major in a bachelors program before considering med school. Once you receive that degree you take the mcat and then you go to med school. Per med is simply a degree program that focuses on medical classes and science based classes. Unless its a major university, you won’t have a pre med program. Majoring in a science major will be best. A bachelors in physics, biology, or chemistry is best. Med schools look at if you have a bachelors degree or not, grades, gpa, and extra curriculars. Y faith B.

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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.
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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Hwal’s Answer

Emma, I hope you've decided on a major by now. I'll also say that it's important to pursue a major you enjoy, and that you can major in anything to apply to medical schools. A "pre-med" track, if your school offers it, could be an option because that way you'll be taking common medical school prerequisites as part of required coursework for your major.


Good luck!


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Robert’s Answer

Pursue something that interests you. It doesn't even have to be a science major.


Just do well as you pursue your major, and be sure to take the med school prerequisite courses and do well in them.


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