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Does major matter?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by SilverBandCry!, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. SilverBandCry!

    SilverBandCry! Senior Member
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    Does what you choose as your major matter for admissions? I am deciding between two majors that are closely related and so that is why I am asking.

    Thanks!
     
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    No.
     
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    They typical response to this question is that no, major does not play a role in admissions. It should be noted that most med-school matriculants have majored in the sciences. However, it really doesn't matter which you choose. You certainly can't go wrong with a human biology major though you may be more unique choosing one of the others.
    Bottom line: pick the one you enjoy -- it really doesn't make a difference.
    G'luck
    --WT
     
  5. SilverBandCry!

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    Thanks
     
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    the latter also seems to be more epidemiology, public health type of thing (like MPH stuff)
    but it doesnt matter as long as u hit the nail on the prereqs and mcat
     
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    As long as you're not applying for kicks, it doesn't matter :D
     
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    Lemmings.
    Of the people that actually apply, the non-sci majors tend to do quite well.
     
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    Yes, it is recommended that you have a major
     
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    are you going to Cornell?
     
  11. SilverBandCry!

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    Yeah I will be a junior
     
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    then whats the difference? you're already done with the prereqs anyway.

    Besides, they'r both bullsh*t majors, so who cares
    (I'm about 30 feet from MVR as i'm writing this ;))
     
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    lol, yeah but I have to declare something
     
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    Everyone majors in bio- unless you're in love with bio I'd pic something more original. You'll stand out for picking something that interests you.
     
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    I'm majoring in Bio and i dont think i'm a lemming!! sheesh.
    do what you love and if that happens to be a "typical science major" then go for it.
     

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