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What is the best major to get into medical school?

Is there a different path than majoring in biology or other biomedical sciences?

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Michel’s Answer

Absolutely. You can go into any field that you would like. The reason most people end up doing Biology is because it knocks out all of the required classes in order to get into medical school. I am currently in medical school and we have people with degrees from music to biochemistry to PharmD pharmacy degrees. You can major how you want but you may end up taking some extra classes which is totally fine no one person will go through the perfect route to medical school. Admissions knows that people are unique and a different degree can help you display that to admissions and make you an interesting applicant.

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Raquel’s Answer

The wonderful thing about medical school is you can get in with any undergraduate degree so long as you take all required prerequisite courses. Biology and chemistry are definitely more common degrees because they knock out all the prerequisites within the degree. However, it can also make you a more interesting applicant if you have a different degree in something else that you are passionate about. You just have to put the extra effort in to make sure you meet all the required coursework before applying. You can either do this as part of your regular undergraduate career or do a specialized post-bach program after you graduate. I know people in medical school with engineering, psychology, history, and nursing degrees.
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