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public health and pre-med?

virgosunvirgosun 35 replies9 threads Junior Member
Hey everybody! I was just wondering if public health is a good major for pre-med? As opposed to something like biology. I just worry about whether it would be too difficult to balance the classes for a public health major while also completing classes for premed. Also- does a public health major look ok/good to med schools? FYI- I’m looking at mostly medium sized universities (UPitt, UMiami, WVU, U of South Carolina, GW, Georgetown, Emory, Lehigh).

This is my first post (y’all do not want to know how long it took me to figure out how to make a post), so please let me know if I made any errors.
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  • EllieMomEllieMom 1875 replies11 threads Senior Member
    My daughter graduated with a double major in microbiology and public health from University of Rochester (a school similar to the ones you've listed) a year ago. She had no problem finishing premed pre-reqs and had them done by second semester of sophomore year.

    Conventional wisdom (which I agree with based on AAMC stats) suggests that major matters less than GPA and MCAT score when applying to med school.
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