• Scariest Story Contest

    Now that it's getting close to Halloween, we're running a contest to hear your scariest stories! These can be scary stories that you've experienced or stories that you've heard and the story with the most reactions will win!

    JOIN CONTEST

Applying to Medical school with a B.A.S.

jrcable

Full Member
Jan 24, 2013
21
1
Florida
  1. Pre-Medical
    I am currenty a Firefighter/Paramedic, but I have been spending a lot of time around Doctors and thought a lot about going to Medical school. I am currently taking Chem 1 and A&P 1 right now. I understand that in order to apply to most Medical schools you need a Bachelors degree. The only Bachelors programs that my A.S degree from Paramedic school seems to transfer to are Bachelors of Applied Sciences. Is this an acceptable degree to apply to Medical school with? Or would I be better off just taking an extra year or so and getting a Bachelors in say Biomedical Science, Bio, Chem, or even a BS in Nursing? The majority of people that I see who apply have either a B.A or a B.S, not a B.A.S. Any comments would be helpful. Thanks a lot.
     

    lobo.solo

    Full Member
    10+ Year Member
    May 4, 2011
    1,950
    126
    1. Medical Student
      I have never heard of B.A.S. You can major in anything, do the medical school pre-reqs and you wont have trouble getting into med school. Now, you might want to med schools around your area and ask them about the degree that your school offers. Also try to talk to a counselor at your school and see if others have successfully been admitted to med schools with that type of degree. :luck:
       
      About the Ads

      SOMBound13

      Full Member
      Jan 9, 2013
      1,245
      190
      1. Medical Student
        The only Bachelors programs that my A.S degree from Paramedic school seems to transfer to are Bachelors of Applied Sciences


        Is this bachelors degree at a fully accredited university? Can you tell us what school this is?

        As long as the school is fully accredited, such as WASC accredited, SACS accredited, etc, then the bachelors degree should be fine.

        is the issue that the paramedic classes will transfer and fulfil the lower division req'ts for that major?
         
        Mar 25, 2012
        108
        0
        1. Medical Student
          :eek:

          No to the BS in nursing.

          Pre-reqs, and a bachelors in *almost* anything will meet requirements, id think.

          just dont do the nursing major if you're planning on med school,
          you'll just get grilled on it.

          you could still get in, but you'd face more questioning on ur major.
           

          Guero

          2QT2Bcis Plaidapus
          Moderator Emeritus
          10+ Year Member
          Verified Expert
          Jan 20, 2010
          5,305
          472
          Tropical Tropicana
          forums.studentdoctor.net
          1. Resident [Any Field]
            I echo those above me saying that contacting your prospective schools would be the safest answer. Nevertheless, most schools merely require a bachelor's degree of any kind along with satisfactorily completing prerequisite courses (e.g., bio 1/2, chem 1/2, physicis 1/2, orgo 1/2, etc.). Some schools don't even require a degree and only ask that you've completed a certain number of credit hours and have taken the prerequisite coursework. I think you'll be fine. But I'd email your prospective schools to be sure. Good luck!
             
            About the Ads
            This thread is more than 8 years old.

            Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

            1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
            2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
            3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
            4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
            5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
            6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
            7. This thread is locked.