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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

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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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Herman’s Answer

Hi Mateo,

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.

Best regards,
Herman
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