Majors for Top Medical Schools


<p>I've posted this question before in other sections of CC, but I was just referred here for more concrete info.</p>

<p>I just want to be clear if I would not be at a disadvantage if I applied to top medical schools with a double major in computer science and economics. I would , of course, take all of the required science courses, and I'm planning to know all the college math there is by the time I graduate.</p>

<p>So, what do you guys think?</p>

<p>Also, if I wanted to be a plastic sergeon, what advice would you give me in terms of top med school selection and/or in terms of anything else relevant?</p>

<p>Greatly appreciate your input.</p>

<p>1.) See thread "What Should a Premed Major in?"</p>

<p>Remember, the statistics given do NOT tell you specifically whether certain schools or certain tiers of schools prefer certain types of majors, and notice also that they break the majors down into fairly large classes, not specific majors. Still, I think the principle holds.</p>

<p>2.) Plastics is one of those exceptions where you should try to go to a prestigious medical school (read: highly selective).</p>

<p>Thanks for the post! Is there a chance you could post a link to that thread?</p>

<p>I even googled it and it didn't show up.</p>

<p>I think learning all the college math there is would keep you in school for a very, very, long time. You'll probably have to take more basic classes with more breadth if that's your goal.</p>

<p>I'm going to self study much of it. I'm obviously not going to take every math class :)</p>

<p>Check out the math olympiad's website for a good reading list.</p>

<p>can you post the link plz?</p>

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<p>You'll want to hunt around a bit for Dover books, they're pretty cheap and are pretty good texts. I got a general chem book written by Linus Pauling for $15. Since most of the books the IMO recomments are textbooks you'll probably want to look for them used.</p>

<p>Also, MIT has some of their courses online, and I know that they use some of the IMO's recommended books for abstract algebra, and probably others. I did a bit of their general chem class over the summer and they had really interesting lectures.</p>

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<p>Mike man, you always post to view "What Should a Premed Major in?" but you never supply a link. The thing doesnt exist anywhere, not even on google.</p>

<p>The boards come equipped with several tools that would have assisted you, including a feature where you can search for thread titles.</p>

<p>Trust me. It would've worked if you'd dug a little deeper.</p>

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