What careers benefits a pre-med path in college
I want to become a psychiatrist and go to medical school, but I am not sure yet what should i major in college. #medicine #psychology #neuroscience #anatomy #biology
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
You can major in anything, and still go to medical school. However, most students who choose to go pre-med usually study the sciences, such as biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, etc. This is because many of these courses are also prerequisites for medical school, and the MCAT exam tests on these sciences. Hope this helps.