What can I do with a pre-med degree if I dont go to med school?
I am interested in going pre-med, however I know getting into medical school after can be very challenging. My worry is going through the pre-med program, and not being able to get into med school, if that were to happen, what careers could i take on?
I am currently in the same boat- thinking whether I truly want to go to medical school or not. However, I have researched and came up with other backups such as: PA school, master’s program, PhD program, nursing, social services, pharmacy school, industrial healthcare, healthcare administration. Biomedical health sciences is an interdisciplinary field and you can switch paths easily!
If you don't get into medical school and decide to change careers, you can do a master's degree in Public Health, Anatomy, Epidemiology, etc.
Also, there are many Ph.D. options and other careers such as PA, optometry, pharmacy, dental medicine, etc.
And remember, you can take a gap year and conduct research, volunteering hours, or shadowing to strengthen your extracurriculars!