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I just finished my freshman year of college a few months ago with a 3.55 GPA. Now I decided that I REALLY want to pursue a career as a physician. I was wondering which of the following all of you would recommend:

1. Math/Stats double major with VERY limited science electives (pretty much just the requirements)

2. Math major/Stats minor with a few extra bio, chem, physics classes.

3. Math major/Spanish minor (I would imagine I'd be moderately fluent by senior year) with a few extra bio, chem and physics classes.

Note that I am going to a liberal arts school with a very large amount of gen ed classes (philosophy, theology, sociology etc), so I will already have a third of my credit hours devoted to those topics. Which of the three choice which you all recommend?
 

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Personally, I'd vote for option #3. #1 seems one dimensional to me (s/he can do mathematics, but what else???), #2 doesn't seem much different. #3 seems the most unique & useful (at least in certain states) JMO
 

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ComicBookDude said:
I just finished my freshman year of college a few months ago with a 3.55 GPA. Now I decided that I REALLY want to pursue a career as a physician. I was wondering which of the following all of you would recommend:

1. Math/Stats double major with VERY limited science electives (pretty much just the requirements)

2. Math major/Stats minor with a few extra bio, chem, physics classes.

3. Math major/Spanish minor (I would imagine I'd be moderately fluent by senior year) with a few extra bio, chem and physics classes.

Note that I am going to a liberal arts school with a very large amount of gen ed classes (philosophy, theology, sociology etc), so I will already have a third of my credit hours devoted to those topics. Which of the three choice which you all recommend?

yuck, i hate math. :laugh: But if math is your major, I would chose the spanish minor. Makes you a bit more well-rounded and a knowing a second language may really help in your career.
 
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I would pick the Spanish minor, too (actually I will probably have a Spanish minor myself :) ). I didn't think I'd pursue Spanish after HS, but took a few classes in college and am really glad that I did! Being fluent/nearly-fluent in another language is a great skill to have. Also, you should pick the minor to give yourself more opportunities to take elective classes and branch out your education, make yourself more well-rounded.
 

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definetly throw in the spanish

it will make you more rounded, and it will make you look really good to schools with large Latino communities nearby, such as USC, Columbia, etc.
 

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None of those will actually help you more than any other option for admissions, mind you... but I'd go with option #3 just because it seems like the most useful option.
 

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Spanish is so useful. I wish I had decided to take a minor in it back in freshman year, but I waited way too long. Best option def.
 

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I am not too sure why you goto a liberal arts school for Math major. But w/e you do, pull up your GPA and be happy. :luck:
 

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Go with number 3. Spanish is a good thing to know, also try to figure out a way to become fluent. Maybe try to work at a free clinic where you can attempt to use this skill and master it.
 
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