right arrow
Informational Message Stay on top of the information you need to navigate the admissions process amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We've got articles, videos and forum discussions that provide answers to all of your test prep, admissions and college search questions.   Visit our COVID-19 resource page.

Introducing Kai!
Your College Confidential guide bot.

Kai can provide tips and support as you research and apply to colleges, and explore majors and careers.

Chat with Kai
here, 24/7!

or Skip Forever

In an exclusive AMA for College Confidential, Gaelle Pierre-Louis, a former college admissions officer, reveals surprising insights on the elite college application process. ASK HER ANYTHING!
PARENTS4PARENTS: With the deadlines for ED/EA coming up shortly, thumper1 and happymomof1 will be answering questions and sharing their tips on how to build your college list. ASK THEM ANYTHING!
Make sure to check out our October Checklist for HS Seniors. Consult these quick resources to get you started on the process this month.
Finding the right college for your unique situation can be challenging. Hear from other students who shared their admissions story. Download our FREE Student Voices - vol. 1, Student Voices - vol. 2, and Student Voices - vol. 3 eBooks NOW!

Late to Pre-Med Game

RiversiderRiversider 934 replies111 threads Senior Member
What if a political science major decides later in sophomore year to join pre-Med track? No previous medicine or even science related activity. Some science AP Credits but no science classes in college yet. Would it be too late?
2 replies
· Reply · Share

Replies to: Late to Pre-Med Game

  • HippobirdyHippobirdy 727 replies2 threads Member
    No, it's not too late. You need to get input from premed advisors at your college. Some people decide very late and end up in post bac program for med school requirements. Not easy, but not too late.
    To finish undergrad in four years and be admitted to med school straight away? That seems very difficult.
    · Reply · Share
  • artloversplusartloversplus 8658 replies255 threads Senior Member
    Absolutely doable. As previous poster said, you have plenty of time to makeup those science classes, there is no rush, just that you will most likely to apply after you graduated from college.

    The more important question to yourself is why medicine. If you have no science background, how do you succeed? How much do you know about being a physician? Have you shadowed some and still want to go for a physician's life? Have you read some science books and think you can handle it?
    Hell, I want to be the President of United States as well, but am I capable? These are the questions you should ask yourself and for a non-science major.
    · Reply · Share
This discussion has been closed.

Recent Activity