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Taking All Pre-Med Reqs AFTER college

pinkearmufspinkearmufs Registered User Posts: 914 Member
edited May 2006 in Pre-Med Topics
Was researching pre-med tracks and came upon an interesting discussion where a doctor advises that it's fine for undergraduates with non-science academic passions to pursue their interest as their major and fulfill all of their pre-med requirements after graduating from the undergraduate level of college:

"If you personally don't love science, you are probably better off
as a pre-med majoring in a subject in which you are passionate. Medical schools do not want to be filled with science majors. I have known many successful pre-meds to actually take the bulk of their pre-med classes after college, or even all of them. In fact, that can be a great way to be pre-med."

Anyway, as someone whose passion (and major) is in English but does not have room in my schedule to fit any other courses, but who has always had medical school in the back of my mind, I was wondering if others feel that this is a good idea? My concern is, that if one was attending a relatively prestigious university at the undergraduate level and fulfilled the pre-reqs elsewhere, say at a local state school which was not quite as challenging academically, I'm not quite sure how medical schools would look on this, or if it would have any bearing at all on admission as long as the student did well in the courses. Thanks a lot!
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