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What classes or requirements must be met to get into medical school ?

I am a high school senior and am quite interested in studying medicine. #medicine #pre-med #premed

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Richard’s Answer

Pick a college major that interests you. 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.

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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Rachel’s Answer

You need to complete the pre-med requirements that vary from school to school. As stated above, these include at least a year of biology, 1 year inorganic chemistry, 1 year organic chemistry + labs, physics, calculus, and biochemistry. Your junior year, you will need to take an MCAT study course prior to taking the MCAT. With a solid GPA and MCAT score, you should be a competitive applicant.
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Justina’s Answer

Choose majors that are considered pre-med and that will prepare you for the MCAT. For NC State, one set of majors that is pre-med is Biochemistry and Microbiology.

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Karen Wise’s Answer

Science courses are important. While in high school, try to take biology, chemistry and other sciences. These courses will give the foundation for college science courses that you will need - college level biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, microbiology, etc... While in high school, you can also develop your interest for lab work. Develop your interests and skills in examining things, using microscopes, mixing chemicals -- and activiely ask & answer "why"? And finally, take as many math courses as you can while in high school. Math and science work very well together in developing skills needed for pre-med and medical students.

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Estelle’s Answer

When you apply to medical school, you will also need to document shadowing experience and write personal statements in addition to obtaining letters of recommendation from professors.
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