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Aspiring OB/GYN. What undergrad major?

eli3234eli3234 Posts: 2Registered User New Member
edited March 2012 in Other College Majors
I want to be be an OB/GYN but I don't know what my major should be. I know before becoming an OB/GYN comes medical school. What are some majors that medical school's would like? I go to Nyack College and I really like my school.. But what do you think about picking one of these majors my school offers? Do you think any could align with what I have in mind? Here's the link to my school's list of majors: Nyack.edu | Degrees and Majors

Or do you think I would have to transfer? I think I should stay since transferring wastes time and such and I really bombed my first year with a 2.58 GPA. I know med school's look for 3.80+ and I have the rest of my college years to show that but what do you suggest? If my school had science majors I would have just automatically chose one of those but the closest thing to it is Childhood Education Specializing in Health/Science or Nursing...

What do you suggest I do? Your help is VERY greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance!!
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Replies to: Aspiring OB/GYN. What undergrad major?

  • geo1113geo1113 Posts: 1,411Registered User Senior Member
    Nursing. Childhood ed doesn't even get you close. Furthermore, you may have to augment your Nyack ed with coursework elsewhere. For example, looking at the course catalog, it shows that Nyack offer Organic Chem 1. My guess is that you will need to take Organic Chem 2. This is one off the top of my head. Look at some medical schools and see what they require and make sure you have it covered. Furthermore, should you not make it to med school, nursing will be in demand.
  • eli3234eli3234 Posts: 2Registered User New Member
    What if I were to take the pre-reqs along with my degree?

    The pre-reqs are to enter med school are:
    2 Biology
    Chemistry
    Physics
    English

    and I could take even a little more than that and pick complicated sciences, ones that would help me for med school and the MCAT. How about if I were to do that?
  • geo1113geo1113 Posts: 1,411Registered User Senior Member
    You would have to make sure you have all the prereq with your degree. I mentioned organic 2 because I didn't see it in the course catalog. So you would have 8 hours of bio (which the nursing major covers), 16 hours of chem (only 4 covered in the nursing program), and 8 hours of physics (not covered in nursing).

    Also, if you are talking about getting them covered with a childhood ed degree, I am not sure how much good that will really do you. I could be wrong, but I don't believe med school will take that degree seriously as a nursing degree. You really should speak to the admissions people at a couple of medical schools. They will be able to give you a better idea of what they want.
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