Pre-medicine is not a major





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Discus: What Are My Chances?: August 2004 Archive: Pre-medicine is not a major
By Ort30 (Ort30) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 06:56 pm: Edit

When someone says that they're pre-med, it just means that at some time in college, they take a year of the following: General/Introductory Chemistry, General/Introductory Biology, Organic Chemistry, General/Introductory Physics, as well as a year of Calculus. Some medical schools have additionally requirements, such as a year of sociology and/or psychology.

By Yugekorb (Yugekorb) on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 07:16 pm: Edit

Yes, I thought we all knew this. But thanks for reiterating it...

By Ort30 (Ort30) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 06:58 pm: Edit

Yugekorb, not everyone knew this because I still hear many people talking about majoring in pre-medicine.

By Fendergirl (Fendergirl) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 11:58 pm: Edit

yeah, people at my school seem to say that too.. and i'm just like no no no.. its NOT a major..

By Davidrune (Davidrune) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 01:58 am: Edit

Some schools have the pre-med major.

By Bern700 (Bern700) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 01:06 pm: Edit

What's that in the sky????
It's a bird! NO! It's a plane! NO! IT's CAPTAIN OBVIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry I just couldn't resist myself.

By Ort30 (Ort30) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 05:16 pm: Edit

Bern700: that was lame.
Davidrune: The schools that offer pre-med as a major normally have it in an accelerated degree program or combined degree program.

By Bern700 (Bern700) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 05:57 pm: Edit

i know

By Davidrune (Davidrune) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 09:05 pm: Edit

It is generally in a combined degree program, but in some schools it is still a major.

By Ort30 (Ort30) on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 04:51 pm: Edit

bump

By Patito12 (Patito12) on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 07:07 pm: Edit

although pre-med CAN be a major in itself in some colleges, i think its somewhat stupid to do it.
you might as well specialize in a major such as bio or something else you like, and just fulfill the pre-med requirements, which shouldnt be much more at all. im sure that would help you get into better med schools, and will help you do better while in one.

By Candi1657 (Candi1657) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 01:45 pm: Edit

I know SUNY-Binghamton offers pre-med as a major. Why anyone would do that is beyond me, however.

By Ort30 (Ort30) on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 05:25 pm: Edit

I agree with you Patito 12.

By Neom3x11 (Neom3x11) on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 12:11 am: Edit

Well medical schools are looking for students with all kinds of majors - and the trend seems to be picking a major not directly related to medicine so that students are well-rounded. It probably wouldn't be a good idea to choose "pre-med" as a major if the school offers it. Choose something more creative!

Just a thought.

By Patito12 (Patito12) on Friday, August 20, 2004 - 06:42 am: Edit

Yeah, i think youre absolutely right Neom3x11...
i mean think about it. Getting an undergratuate degree in "Pre-Med"... or "Bioengineering: Pre-med" or "Biochemistry: Pre-med". Or you could even do "English: Pre-med" if you wanted, but i cant imagine many people would.
The point is, simply doing "pre-med" cant look good when being compared to thousands of other applicants with a real B.S., for example, in Biology or something else.


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