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Good major if you want to be a doctor

HydrowingHydrowing Posts: 24Registered User New Member
edited April 2008 in Other College Majors
What would people think would be a good major if my future goal would be to enter medical school. I am also somewhat undecided in what type of doctor I want to be, but nevertheless any suggestions for choosing a major in general?
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Replies to: Good major if you want to be a doctor

  • OKgirlOKgirl Posts: 2,134Registered User Senior Member
    here is a great site for any questions about your major. they tend to be really helpful.

    Premedical Forums - Student Doctor Network Forums
  • tenisghstenisghs Posts: 3,955Registered User Senior Member

    You can major in anything. Just make sure you do well in your required pre-med courses. They often weed out students who aren't cut out to be pre-med.
  • Orchid315Orchid315 Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    Organic chemistry.
  • LumineLumine Posts: 669Registered User Member
    I always think bio, but I'm not premed so I really don't know.
  • crs1909crs1909 Posts: 1,217Registered User Senior Member
    Most people pick Bio.

    My best friend is over at Johns Hopkins and he says that he is one of three Physics pre-meds. I think most people pick Bio because they think it's going to help them get into Med School kind of like how a lot of people think you need to be a political science major to get into Law School. Just take the Bio, Chem, Physics, etc...pre-med classes and major in whatever you like and think you'll do well in.
  • MeresaMeresa Posts: 62Registered User Junior Member
    I have a friend who picked biochemistry and got into Med school and is now in New York doing residency
  • jbhgyjbhgy Posts: 108Registered User Junior Member
    Yeah , you can major in anything you want as long as you fufill pre-med requirements. I know a girl who majored in Chinese history and pre-med, and now she goes to a really good med school.
  • cooledgecooledge Posts: 182Registered User Junior Member
    In fact, if you choose a major that isn't popular for premeds, like a humanity or something, then you'll first stand out among the throngs of biology majors, and second show that you have wellrounded interests. However, make sure you still take the classes needed to get into med school.
  • apoptosis2003apoptosis2003 Posts: 22Registered User New Member
    don't go with premed but go with biochemistry. biochemistry is incomparably more rigorous than premed.
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