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2 undergrad degrees?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by drpezz09, May 20, 2002.

  1. drpezz09

    drpezz09 Junior Member

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    Hi! I just started my sophomore year at U of M-Flint, and am thinking seriously about going pre-DO. Right now I'm heading for a B.S. in Biology, and am also considering doing a B.A. in Spanish. Biology is my favorite area, but I really like Spanish -- looking at the requirements for both majors, I think that I could get both degrees and only spend between one and two extra semesters at UMF.

    The way I am thinking of setting up my sched, most of my science courses (chem, organic, cell bio, genetics, physics etc) would be done by the end of my junior yr, and the rest, my senior year. Would I be too rusty in those areas by the time/if I got into med school?

    Any comments?
     
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  3. DrMom

    DrMom Official Mom of SDN
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    Certainly wouldn't hurt to do both, but that's not your only option. Why not do a major in one and a minor in the other? Can you take summer hours? I did a double major and a minor in 3 1/2 years by going full time in the summers.
     
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    You could get a minor in spanish since it is the less favorite of the two subjects. The fact that you speak spanish will definately help you when you begin practicing medicine so stick with that.
     
  5. Toejam

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    As far as being "rusty", those classes won't really help you in medical school. You take them so that you can score well on the MCAT. I just took the MCAT and the last time I took chem or physics was about 10 years ago.

    You won't be rusty.
     
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    I agree with ToeJam. The MCAT can be done successfully after a respite from your science classes. I did all of my pre-med courses my first two years of school, U of M--Ann Arbor (we're cousins <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . I then took all philosophy classes my 3rd year and took the MCAT in August... when you're reviewing, you'd be surprised how well everything comes back to you. I highly reccomend taking Kaplan or at least buying the books.. they are great for Review.
     
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    Dr. MAXY Senior Member
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    Yea, I agree with Dr.Mom Try majoring in one and getting a minor in the other.
     
  8. drpezz09

    drpezz09 Junior Member

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    I think I probably will just do the Bio major with a Spanish minor. The more I think about it, the less I want to spend an extra year on undergrad work. Also, it's not as if I could not change my mind...if it gets to be my senior year and I really want a Spanish major, then I could still finish it within that extra year.

    Anyway, thanks for the input everyone

    Therese
     

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