If you had to choose, which would you?

  • Option 1

    Votes: 16 29.6%
  • Option 2

    Votes: 38 70.4%

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Option 1

A fairly rigorous major.
Less ECs.
Less job opportunities if I don't go to med school.
Less freedom in course selection.
Better prep for med school.

Option 2

Versus:
A less rigorous major.
More ECs.
More job opportunities if I don't go to med school.
More freedom in course selection.
 

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Luthertaketwo,
sorry i accidentally voted for option 1 without reading the thread because i thought it was one of those joke starters! sorry....
 
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Originally posted by yayme
Luthertaketwo,
sorry i accidentally voted for option 1 without reading the thread because i thought it was one of those joke starters! sorry....
That's ok.... I voted for option two for the same reason!
 

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It's amazing that only, like, 1/10 of the people that viewed this thread voted on it. Pollphobes? Seriously, what the hell is up with that?
 

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Luthertaketwo said:
It's amazing that only, like, 1/10 of the people that viewed this thread voted on it. Pollphobes? Seriously, what the hell is up with that?

I didn't vote because I don't know enough about the options. What is the rigorous major and what isn't. Keep in mind the answer may not be the same for everyone. Also ultimately you should major in whatever interests you the most because at med school interviews you will be asked about why you chose the major you did and your answer should be more than it will provide more job opportunites should I not go to med school and I was able to have more ECs and have more selection in courses.
 

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option 2. sometimes, you just gotta play the game. do what you can to get the highest gpa possible.
 

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option 2. It seems to have lots of advantages, except that it's not such a good prep for med school. I believe that undergrad prep only matters in first year med school. By 2nd year everyone is pretty much at the same level.
 

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i would vote since i'm viewing but i dont' have that option....dunno why. anyways, i'd vote for option 2
 

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Voted for Option 1. The way I see it, it's better to be well prepared for med school. Residency will probably be the last major competive hurdle to climb, and I would rather be able to do extremely well in the second-to-last step. IMHO, going to a decent med school, but being able to do well without studying too much (and thus being able to do more ECs in med school) will help you more than struggling at a top med school, unless you feel confident about getting into a school where reputation alone might get you a good residency (HMS, JHU, UCSF, I feel). I felt the same way coming out of high school. I went to a tough high school, lots of competition and science prep, then chose a tough major in college. The preparation my major gave me for the MCATs more than balanced out the slightly lower GPA. I know that, with a higher GPA, more ECs, and a lower MCAT (and better planning) I would have been able to get into a higher ranked school, but now I know that once I get to school, the material will not be as difficult for me as for some others and I'll be able to direct my time elsewhere.
 

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jlee9531 said:
well we cant vote because a lot of us do a major that we like...not if its easy or hard. and we cant really tell without more information.


I'm not asking about anyone's major. You only have two choices: pick which one you would if you only knew what was given above. I'm sure if someone has a special major they would like and I listed it as one of the choices, they would pick that-- that's exactly what I DON'T want. It's really not that difficult to understand why details need to be omitted to keep bias to a minimum.
 

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The poll doesn't really mention which major would be more enjoyable. I think if you enjoy both majors, Option 1 is better, in the long run.
 
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