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Biomedical, Electrical, or Computer Engineering for Pre-Med?

stillyswillisstillyswillis 1 replies10 postsRegistered User New Member
I am currently a Junior in high school and I have recently become interested in pursuing medical school after receiving an undergrad degree. Before inquiring about med school I was fairly set on majoring in either computer or electrical engineering; however, after doing some research I have found that biomedical engineering is a very marketable engineering degree for med school and I am fairly interested in pursuing this degree. That being said, I have also heard that a BME degree does not offer very much job oppurtunities if I were to decide to not pursue med school. Is this still true today and what would be your prediction for careers in this field in the future. Also, if I decided to major in electrical or computer engineering, would I still be able to fit in all the med school pre reqs? Finally, would a biomedical degree be more helpful in getting into med school (as far as MCAT scores and marketability goes) than a computer or electrical engineering degree? Thanks in advance for your help.
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  • jafl1997jafl1997 1 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    It's true when you say that BME is not in high demand, in regards to jobs. However, if you TRULY have a passion for medicine, and you're 100% sure that you want to continue your education, then definitely take BME, because you would take all the pre-req courses, such as Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc. However, if you're still a little skeptical about continuing onto medicine, and you're looking for something to fall back onto, then I'd recommend taking Computer Engineering; It's definetely a job that's in demand. However, I don't think you would be taking all the pre-req courses needed for medical school, so you might have to take some extra classes.
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  • bomerrbomerr 1952 replies4 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    none, get the highest gpa you can get with an easier major.
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