As a freshie in college, I'm a long while away from my (hopefully existent) interview from XYZ med school. I am probably going to major in Economics because that is something I've been interested in for a while (and it isn't too bad of a backup ) while completing my prereqs for med school (something else I am very interested in) because being a physician is one of the few jobs I can see myself doing. I have little to no interest in doing research, so I would rather not major in, say, Bio or Chemistry in case things do not work out. I'm now a bit worried. During an interview, if they ask you why you are an econ major (or something else far removed from science) and you argue that it is something you are interested in, how do you answer the inevitable follow-up question of "So why are you applying for med school and not doing something in ____ major?" Would saying "I'd rather be doing ____ should med school not pan out" really an acceptable (albeit truthful) answer? Thanks guys.