How important are minors in the medical school admission world? The school that I am going to does not require minors, and I was going to forego a minor altogether in favor of a semester abroad. Wise move?
you can still study abroad and finish a minor though. i'm studying abroad and i can still finish my bio minor in the 4 years. rightnow, i just need one more class and i'll be done with my bio minor.Originally posted by DrJ2B
I do not think minors mean much at all. They just show you liked a certain discipline enough to take a few more classes in it. I would not pass up a semester abroad for a minor. I wish I had done a semester abroad. I think it is much more worthwhile to go abroad and expand your horizons. Do whatever you feel like doing. What you do should not be predicated upon what you think medical schools would prefer. Do what makes you happy as long as it will not screw up your chances of getting in. In your situation, I do not think choosing either will hurt you, but going abroad may help you (make sure you go because you want to and not because ad comms will like it). It is all what you get out of the experience that matters. If I were you, I would study abroad no questions about it. Good luck with your decision.