Greek or latin?

<p>Hey everyone,</p>

<p>I was just wondering if it would be a better idea for me to take Greek or Latin in college if im planning on going to medical school. If I take Greek, i will do it freshman and sophomore year, and then do independent study junior year. If I take Latin, I will do it sophomore and junior year, and then do independent study senior year.</p>

<p>Thanks for any advice!</p>

<p>Doesn't matter.</p>

<p>Not in the least.
They're both cool, fun languages, but neither are a big help for medical school.</p>

<p>Is there a certain language that is a big help for medical school? (I hope its not spanish, I really hated taking that in high school)</p>

<p>Also, I am leaning towards taking Latin. Does it matter that I cant take it freshman year?</p>

<p>Thanks again!</p>

<p>Spanish. Otherwise it doesn't matter.</p>

<p>Spanish would definitely be the most useful, but also most commonly known by medical professionals. If you are a history buff Latin helps, but otherwise consider taking something Chinese or another language if you don't care to take spanish.</p>

<p>I figured Latin would help me with medical terminology...? Is that not true?</p>

<p>Im pretty interested in French and Italian, though I dont know how those would help me in the medical field. Then again, there is a chance I wont be practicing in the US.</p>

<p>I mean, yeah it sorta helps, but then again memorizing that epi means above and glotta means tongue is a lot easier than taken a general class in latin to do so (well, technically that's greek but you get what I mean). If you are trying to learn medical latin, try to take a class that focuses on that rather than the language as a whole. Or just take a medical terminology class.</p>

<p>Here: A semester saved ;) </p>

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