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What kind of classes would you need to take in undergrad school if you want to become a pharmacist or anesthesiologist?

I want to pursue a job in the med field or something relating to biological sciences but I'm not exactly sure what I want to be yet and am still researching hospital-and-health-care medical

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Michael’s Answer

Most pharmacy schools request or seek a Biochemistry, Biology, or Chemistry degree. They are often the most recommended Majors to aid when taking the PCAT. For undergraduate school I studied biochemistry, I worked in the field as a pharmacy technician until I realized I had extreme passion for pharmacy but did not specifically want to be a pharmacist. I took the PCAT, didn’t get accepted, then joined the laboratory field specifically in toxicology. Now for Anesthesia your goal would be medical school so the same three majors would be applicable. Your first two years will be general ed sciences so taking your basic sciences applies to all three majors. So you do have some time. Best of luck to you in your future and I highly recommend volunteering/ shadowing or internships in the fields of your choice…really the best way to find out if it’s right for you. 🤙🏼
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Tia’s Answer

Hi William, I was a biology/chemistry major in undergrad - core classes for most medical related professions (e.g. physician, dentist, pharmacist) - so the classes are mostly science based (e.g. general biology, chemistry, organic chem, physics, biochem, microbiology), but you do have to take math classes as well (possibly Calculus I). Also, most schools really want a well rounded student, so holding leadership positions on campus, or active in the community is a plus as well. Good luck!!
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