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What Undergrad Major to Pick for Med school?

Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:20 pm

This is from this week's Newsweek:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20534716/site/newsweek/

Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:04 pm

Very good info anamaky. Again, we stress that you should follow your interests when deciding on a major. If you're genuinely interested in science, then don't let these info deter you from picking a science related major. Take courses in social science, humanity, and other areas to broaden your knowledge.

Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:36 pm

Hi There,

I have a family member that's a member of the admissions committee at one medical school and she's kinda given me the inside scoop on a lot of things, one being that whole pre-med major thingy. What it basically comes down to is taking up whatever your good at and what's going to make you happy during your undergraduate years. As long as you take the required med school prereqs and the mcat and do well in both of these area...you should be good to go. I'm currently an antropology major and lovin it, but I also know that I have to keep doing well in my science classes. Anyway...I've gotten a lot of good advice from my inside scoop and thought I'd share it. Also, in addition to the article anamaky gave, insidezout magazine insidezoutmag. com has an article this month on pre-med choosing a major too. Good luck.

Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:59 pm

Thank you for contributing.

major

Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:28 am

i was a biology major. the upper-level biology classes that i took (like endocrinology, molecular biology, biochemistry of metabolism etc) really helped me in the MCAT.

i was weak in physics for the MCAT and now i wish i had taken some more upper-level physics courses.

i would definitely not recommend a non-science major. it will be hard for you to prepare for the MCAT. if you are interested in a non-science major, i would recommend a double major instead.