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
Karen Wise Jenkins, M.B.A.
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.