Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

Course load

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Pomfii, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. Pomfii

    Pomfii Some say I'm "Special"
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    I am trying to decide which classes to sign up for this semester, and I'm having a bit of a problem. I'm not exactly the traditional student. It's taken me a while to decide what I wanted to do, so I took only my core classes, plus a bunch of electives my first 3 years. Now, I've finally decided on medical school, and I'm finishing up as a molecular bio major. The thing is, since I've already taken all my core classes, plus my lower level electives, all that I have left are science classes. For example, this semester I only have Calc. I, Ochem I, and Bio II to take. It's going to be this way until I finish, becuase of the pre-req's for the upper level classes. Should I choose a minor, or maybe a double major, just to fill in the gaps? I wasn't really intending on having either, but I know it's not going to look that great taking only 3 classes a semester.

    What to do, what to do... :confused:
     
  2. Zoom-Zoom

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2005
    Messages:
    2,009
    Likes Received:
    6
    Status:
    Medical Student
    If you're far enough along on another major to finish it by "filling in the gaps" between your science classes, then I say go for it. This is what I am doing... Started as a psych major and will finish that along with a Neurosci major and all my med school pre-req's. Of course, this will take me 5 years but I needed to improve my GPA anyway.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. Turkeyman

    Turkeyman Trickster Poultry
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2004
    Messages:
    1,164
    Likes Received:
    1
    Minor wouldn't hurt, sounds like a good idea :). Pick something interesting!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. IDforMe

    IDforMe Not recovered...
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2005
    Messages:
    367
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Medical Student
    I figured out what I wanted to do late too, so I was in a somewhat similar situation. For my last year I basically took 3 science classes only (in addition to working, EC's etc.) and it hasn't hurt me... I have two schools to choose from already. I did manage to come away with a minor in both Physiology and Chemistry though, and I would suggest you look into getting a minor (in any subject, science or not). I think this shows adcoms that you have some specific interests as well just the more general interest of going into medicine.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page