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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by metalhead1023, May 13, 2008.
What are good undergraduate majors that help get into med school.
you can major in anything, med schools dont care what you major in as long as you do well in your classes
Well yes thats true but, ok let me rephrase what is the hardest undergraduate degree there is.
the hardest major would also give you the most challenge in getting good grades. med schools like high gpas too!
not to mention "hard" depends on the person and their natural abilities (math vs. science vs. arts).
Obviously it is very subjective, the stereotypical reply is physics (or maybe an engineering discipline).
But the real answer is probably the major you dislike the most!
For example, I like physics and am good at math. I'm sure I would do significantly better in physics that I would in a music or art major.
If you are choosing a degree based on which is the "hardest", then I am sorry to say that you will have a very hard time getting into med school. This is because not only is the course material going to be hard, but most important of all, you will have minimal, if any interest in it, which will make it impossible to get good grades unless you are super motivated and a genius. In addition, your question made me LOL when I read it and I thought: "Must be an Asian kid.." But hey, no hard feelings, I am Asian too (Just not Chinese).
Major in whatever you want, it really doesn't matter. Whatever you do, dont major in Biology because you think medschools want that or think it'll give you a leg up in med school.
Here's a little article my friend wrote on reasons why you should not major in bio (unless you actually like it)
okay I see well like the others have said it really depends on the person, pick a major you will enjoy. I think that will help more than anything....
Ok well then I love chemistry seriously its my favorite class. Would it look like I am taking that major to impress
No. If you like chemistry, major in that , it's a relatively difficult major to boot.
generally no one looks at a major and says, "wow they were trying to impress someone" unless they are triple majoring.
you like chemistry, set your major as chemistry, take some of the classes for the major. If you still like it down the road, great. If you change your mind you can always change your major too. That's the nice thing about college =)
I really think SDN needs to start a high school/entering college for the first time forum.
I think the most difficult major for me would be music, with a concentration in vocal performance. The professors would quickly request that I not return.
I definately see what you're saying here, and it theoretically makes sense. But it made me laugh because I chose the hardest major I could find, Chemical Engineering, simply because I wanted the challenge. I ended up with a 4.0, so it worked out for me.
I got an interview to every med school that applied to, with very little else on my resume and a mediocre MCAT score, so it must have helped.
OP: I feel like a high GPA in engineering will turn heads. A high GPA in most other things will need to be validated with a high MCAT score.
Schools don't give much credit for taking a hard major, except perhaps giving some grade leeway for engineering. If the goal is getting into med school, you want the absolute highest GPA you can get. So you are better off majoring in an easy major and getting straight A's than a difficult major and getting B's.
I love chemical engineer success stories
I don't have a 4.0 though :-(
Ahh, oh well, I'm sure you'll still be fine. I'm glad I went through it, but your name says it all.
best major: biology
major in something where you'll get the highest gpa.
Edit: changed my mind, and decided to be productive.
Med schools don't care what you major in, period. Just do well.
Either Business, Communications, or elementary education
What's the purpose of this thread?
For genius Metalhead to pick out the hardest major because it will guarantee him a full ride to harvard med?