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physiology major????

CC AdminCC Admin Administrator Posts: 32,415 Senior Member
edited December 2005 in Pre-Med Topics
I read in some other posts that physiology is the best reccomendation for prospective medical students. But the only major my school (UF) has closest to physiology is "Applied Physiology and Kinesiology", which is mainly focused on preparing students for athletic/fitness specialties. So, is this a good reccomendation? if not then what else?

Would integrative biology be a good major?

Would it be okay to do pre-pharmacy has a back-up, but still do pre-med/dental?

What is political science?
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Replies to: physiology major????

  • CDN_dancerCDN_dancer Registered User Posts: 2,579 Senior Member
    "Political science is an academic and research discipline that deals with the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior."
    -en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_science
  • cobrien05cobrien05 Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    I've never read from any medical schools/admissions that they recommend that you pursue a human physiology major as a 'best bet' for medical school prep. In fact, I have read--you can find this on UCLA med's prospective student site--that they recommend you not to take anatomy courses (this being if it is not a required course in your major). Anyway, I am a human phys major, and I think I am going to absolutely love it (though it is one of the hardest majors at my school). Be a physiology major if that is want fascinates you, not because it will prep you for medical school/give you an admissions advantage (because it probably won't).
  • norcalguynorcalguy Registered User Posts: 7,548 Senior Member
    You can major in anything you want.

    As cobrien has said, some med schools prefer that you do not take classes like anatomy and physiology in your undergrad school.
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