|By Indy787 (Indy787) on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - 10:15 pm: Edit|
I want to be a physician, but understand the difficukty of medical school entrance. If I majored in business as undergrad degree and fill in the ore-med requirements, is that a good option? This way, even if I don't get into medical school, I still have a solid business degree.
|By Alexandre (Alexandre) on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - 03:09 am: Edit|
I know people who have done it, but they studied at schools like Wharton, Sloan, Michigan and Haas. Getting into those Business programs takes an excellent student anyway.
|By Oldman (Oldman) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 12:45 pm: Edit|
It can be done. Need to demonstrate aptitude for science. Keep grades up in chemistry,physics,etc.
would be great to add some upper level science courses if you can fit in....?summer school
|By Carolyn (Carolyn) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 03:04 pm: Edit|
Actually not a bad idea...if you don't become a physician, you'd have a nice solid science and business background for a career in biotech or pharmaceuticals. But it will be difficult to balance the business major with the required science classes.
|By Enzom (Enzom) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 04:34 pm: Edit|
Don't do it!!!!! Just kidding, but be fully aware of the sacrifices, both personal and monetary, which becoming a physician entails. Given the current legal and reimbursement environment medicine has become a far less satisfying avocation for many, many doctors. It still has its rewards, but I am not sure I would recommend it to my daughter, given where the profession finds itself today.
My advice is to get a real exposure through volunteering, shadowing physicians, etc. before you make the decision to apply to medical school. Just something to ponder...
|By Jess33003 (Jess33003) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 08:48 pm: Edit|
I want to be a doctor, but i dont know what to major in or any good schools to look at. PLease help me find top schools and some majors that would be possible. THanks
|By Oldman (Oldman) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 09:52 pm: Edit|
This has been discussed...in general major in whatever you like and go to school wherever you want....just do well.
|By Celebrian23 (Celebrian23) on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 10:02 pm: Edit|
it sounds like a good idea, but you might have some difficulties graduating in 4 years, depending on where you're applying.
|By Slipper2002 (Slipper2002) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 03:39 am: Edit|
Do Econ from a good school, you don't NEED business. A ton of firms recruit econ majors from the Ivies and similar. Pre-med is no problem this way, I actually did it myself. 8 total classes. My major was 12 classes. Distributives were 7 more. That left EIGHT classes to do whatever I wanted.
I got some amazing job offers this way and decided against Med school.
|By Gr8kids (Gr8kids) on Tuesday, October 05, 2004 - 02:45 pm: Edit|
Another option is to consider 6 year programs, such as UMKC's. They graduate both w/ a BS and MD degree. There are a few of those around. UMKC has a business school, too, if you're interested. It's just one suggestion. You'll just have to do some homework to find other 6 year degree programs if that idea piques your interest.
But as far as med school goes, you can major in just about anything, as long as you eventually fulfill the various course requirements for admission to med school - and there are many - so check out what med schools require (they list them on their sites).
If you go the traditional route and attend a 4 year college/university, there are usually advisors who can help you craft your classes to meet requirements for med school, too.
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