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
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
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.
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.