Choosing a major?

<p>I am planning to pursue a career in medicine. Here are some questions I have been wrestling with:</p>

<p>Does it matter what major I choose? I know if i were to choose a science major it would cover the pre-med requirements.</p>

<p>Should I choose the major based on how well I can perform while obtaining that particular major? </p>

<p>I live in PA. Does this mean that going to school in PA will increase my chances of getting into a PA med school? Should I go to an undergrad school where there are many med schools in the same state? </p>

<p>Additionally, I am in the dilemma of choosing a state/public school over an Ivy League/Private School. From scouring over the forums, I have found that med school adcoms look at the GPA and MCAT scores and that the undergrad school doesn't matter as much. However, attending a ivy league or an equally renowned undergrad institution does hold some weight. </p>

<p>Thank you for your input. </p>

<p>Much appreciated,</p>


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<p>No, you are already a PA resident and that will not change based on your undergrad. That is what your advantage at PA state schools derives from, and your disadvantage at other state schools.</p>

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<p>So if I were to attend a school in NY and apply for med school in PA would I be at a disadvantage?</p>

<p>No. You are a PA resident, and your choice of undergraduate school does not affect that.</p>