SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) 1. Major I am an open-minded pre-med student. After my freshman year, at a top liberal arts college, I found that I am good at writing and am somewhat interested in history. I also like the sciences but I feel that I won't be able to maintain a high GPA majoring in chemistry rather than history. I am thinking about taking two science courses and two history courses this fall because I want to see if history is something I truly want to study for my undergraduate years. I would have to take my language requirement during my junior/senior year if I choose to do this. I would major in history for the following reasons if I do find it enjoyable. One, I can maintain a high GPA. Two, if I do get into medical school I would be doing science for the rest of my life so my undergraduate years is the only time I can do something else. Three, medical schools want a diverse student body, which means they don't accept just science majors. However, one big problem I have with being a history major is that it is a horrible back-up plan if I don't get into medical school. What should I do if I am in this situation? Should I major in history or chemistry? 2. Science GPA vs Overall GPA My freshman year I made A/A- in all my courses except for general chemistry which is the one premed science course I took. (I made B's). I have around a 3.6 overall gpa and a 3.3 science GPA. Am I on the right track? 3. Easy Course load (A/A-) vs Hard Course load (B's) Is it more beneficial for medical school to take easier courses and get that A or take hard courses and end up with B's? 4. Extracurricular I go to a small liberal arts college and there weren't many volunteering positions available at the hospital. I instead volunteered as a tutor at a high school and was a member of a few clubs. I really didn't focus on extracurricular too much my freshman year. For the summer, I did chemistry research at my college. This semester I am going to continue research and will be a tutor for general chemistry classes. I am going to continue doing some volunteering and have a treasurer position at a pre-med club which I formed with other people. (Forming this pre-med club was originally my idea and I asked a friend of mine if he would like to start one with me. At the end, he worked on the club stuff behind my back with someone else. It made it look like I didn't do any work so I was demoted to treasurer instead of being president. What I want to know is, will it make a big difference for medical school if I were a president of a club rather than a treasurer). Summer following sophomore year, will be doing an internship at a hospital and SMDEP. Am I on the right track? 5. Letters of Recommendations Is it a good idea to start getting letters as a sophomore? 6. Take biology/organic chemistry or physics/organic chemistry? I really don't have much background in either biology or physics. Most people say that physics is harder than biology. So, I have decided to take biology and organic chemistry but what is your take? Junior year, I will be focused on application/MCAT/major requirements and physics.